City of Sullivan and Indiana American Water Suspend Sewer and Water Shut Offs
Sullivan Mayor Clint Lamb has issued an executive order to suspend sewer shut offs for residents of the city. The order also directs Indiana American Water to reconnect water service for delinquent accounts that have previously been suspended for non-payment of sewer bills. The decision was made in conjunction with the City's water supplier, Indiana American Water, in order to adequately supply proper hygiene and healthcare measures during the COVID-19 outbreak.
"While no cases of the viruses have been reported in Sullivan to date, we are taking these temporary precautionary measures to ensure everyone in our community has access to water for proper hygiene during these extraordinary times,” states Mayor Lamb. "It is imperative that everyone follow recommendations from federal, state and local health agencies to mitigate risks from the Coronavirus. Access to a reliable, quality water supply is an important component of staying healthy during this time.”
The City of Sullivan is working with Indiana American Water to begin restoring service to customers that have previously been disconnected for non-payment of their sewer bill and will also discontinue all service shut offs at this time. Billing will continue as normal and customers will still be responsible for paying for their water and sewer service. Although customers will not be shut off for non-payment at this time, any unpaid amounts will continue to accrue to customers’ accounts.
Indiana American Water has a similar policy in place regarding its water customers around the state. Additional details are available online at https://bit.ly/3aHzgwQ.
The City of Sullivan will reassess this process in a couple weeks and provide updates as needed.
From the Governors office:
A LETTER FROM INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Assistance to Employers
INDIANAPOLIS (March 17, 2020) – The Indiana Department of Workforce Development would like to assist employers, workers, and agents during this emergency. If you are temporarily closing or reducing worker hours, please encourage your employees to file for unemployment insurance benefits. They must do this online, through a computer or smart phone. They should visit unemployment.in.gov for Frequently Asked Questions, video tutorials, and a link to file for unemployment insurance.
If you have the means to assist your employees by allowing them to file from your business, please assist as you can. DWD does have available equipment at our WorkOne locations, but we are also practicing social distancing which creates a barrier to quickly serving large groups of workers. Any assistance you can provide in getting these important benefits to your employees while preventing the spread of this disease is greatly appreciated.
If your employees must go to a WorkOne to use a computer, please have them contact the center ahead of time as some hours of operations have been changed.
About the Indiana Department of Workforce Development
DWD serves the worker and the employer to ensure workplace success. DWD is committed to innovating and invigorating Indiana’s economic future by providing WorkOne Career Centers, Unemployment Insurance, Labor Market Information, Regional Workforce Strategies and Professional Training. Through these services, DWD is able to develop a premier workforce that enables Indiana employers to flourish and entices businesses from outside our state to relocate to Indiana.
EXPANSION OF TELEHEALTH SERVICES IN THE HEALTH CONNECTION CLINICS
March 23, 2020 : Health Connection of Pace Community Action Agency, Inc. continues to monitor the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) very closely. Health Connection is taking every precaution to prevent the spread of disease at all of our clinic sites across southwestern Indiana. Our dedicated staff are committed to adhering to the CDC Clinical Guidance. At this time, we are offering services on a limited basis by an appointment. These services can include contraception (birth control), pregnancy testing, emergency contraceptive visits, other visits will be seen upon clinician discretion.
As part of the U.S. government lifting restrictions on telehealth services, Health Connection is immediately expanding our clinical outreach by providing telehealth services for our patients.
No walk-in appointments will be seen at this time. All patient appointments will be scheduled, and all patients will be screened prior to scheduling appointments. Patients displaying upper respiratory symptoms or potential COVID-19 symptoms will not be scheduled for an appointment.
To schedule a visit or pick-up; contact the clinic nearest you. We are operating limited services with limited staff; so, if you call our offices and get a voicemail, PLEASE leave a message so we can return your call. Health Connection clinics are located in Bedford (812) 675-0247, Sullivan (812) 638-2998, Vincennes (812) 882-6069, Washington (812) 254-6936 and Terre Haute (812) 234-0707.
Pace Community Action Agency, Inc. is a private not-for-profit Community Action Agency established to provide support services to improve the community and encourage self-reliance. Services are provided without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, or status as a veteran.
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