The City of Evansville Parks & Recreation Department announced on Tuesday that it was suspending all adult indoor sporting events.
According to the department, the decision to suspend all indoor sporting events was made in an effort to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 within the community and would be in effect throughout the duration of Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke's Executive Order 2020-4, which goes into effect on Oct. 19.
Events suspended by the Evansville Parks and Rec. Department include:
- Indoor Volleyball
- Table Tennis
- Adult Hockey at Swonder Ice Arena
"Safety of the participants is our number one concern," the Evansville Parks and Rec. Department said in a statement on Tuesday. "We will continue to monitor daily COVID-19 cases reported in Vanderburgh County."
Mayor Winnecke's new Executive Order, which increases restrictions on gathering sizes and events within the River City, is currently only set to last for a period of seven days - which Mayor Winnecke said is due to state statute and local ordinance on mayoral executive orders.
Though the mayor's newly-issued order is currently set to run from Oct. 19 - Oct. 26, Winnecke said it's "like to assume" that it would be extended beyond its seven-day period at the appropriate time.