Mayor Winnecke Meets With Dr. Box Ahead of COVID-19 Update

Evansville's mayor met with Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box on Thursday to discuss current trends and problem areas ahead of his Friday COVID-19 update, which will be given at 9:00 a.m.

Posted: Oct 8, 2020 4:26 PM
Updated: Oct 8, 2020 4:43 PM

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke on Thursday met with Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box alongside local hospital officials and representatives from the Vanderburgh County Health Department.

Mayor Winnecke met with Dr. Box to discuss current COVID-19 trends, problem areas, and needs of the medical community in Evansville in Vanderburgh County.

Winnecke also planned to meet with members of the Vanderburgh County Board of Health on Thursday afternoon ahead of Friday's update.

Winnecke plans to hold the COVID-19 update on Friday, Oct. 9, at 9:00 a.m.

The COVID-19 update held by Mayor Winnecke will be available for viewing via livestream on his Facebook page. Those viewing the livestream may also ask questions within the comment section.

On Monday, Mayor Winnecke spoke out on the surge of new positive COVID-19 cases within Vanderburgh County and the Evansville area, calling it a "wake-up call."

When Winnecke spoke on the subject on Monday, he said that it's not the local government's intention to shut down the community, but did imply the possibility of new COVID-19 restrictions should cases continue to surge in the area.

"We want people to make adjustments before we come in and say these are requirements that we're going to have to take," the mayor said in his Monday statement. "No one wants that to be done and we continue to look at that data and see where we can make adjustments and if it comes to that we'll certainly consider it."

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