Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry's office issued this statement the afternoon of March 20:
"Our office has been made aware that some members of the public are under the assumption that the City of Fort Wayne will be issuing a mandatory shutdown of all activities. That is not true. We continue to stress the importance of social distancing, frequent handwashing, and limiting exposure in public settings. In addition, Mayor Henry is in frequent communication with Governor Holcomb’s office. The State of the Indiana has not issued any type of shelter in place requirements."
Gov. Eric Holcomb said after a news conference March 19 that "we're not there yet" when asked if he would issue a shelter in place order to halt the spread of COVID-19, which has killed three Hoosiers and been confirmed in dozens of others.
California's governor ordered residents to stay home after saying half of the state could be sickened by the coronavirus, which Vice President Mike Pence said in a March 20 news conference is three times more contagious than the flu.
Wabash and St. Joseph counties have issued some travel restrictions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.