Workplace & Small Business

Weekly Fishers Conference Call with Mayor Fadness

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Recommendations

The City of Fishers is recommending the following guidelines for workplaces: 

  • Identify staff that are essential to the daily operations of your business
  • Identify alternative work locations and operational procedures
  • Review current sick policies to mitigate implicates of sick leave (i.e. paid sick time, unlimited sick time, etc.) 
    • If schools close, determine childcare options for working parents
  • Change large meetings to conference calls
  • Cancel non-essential travel for your staff
  • Practice social distancing to reduce exposure in large groups (no shaking hands, etc.)

Travel Restrictions

  • Are there any travel bans or restrictions in place for residents? 
    We are following the CDC guidelines for travel.
  • *UPDATE* On March 16, 2020, Mayor Fadness announced the declaration of a local disaster emergency and executed Executive Order No. 1, effective March 17, 2020 beginning at 8 a.m. Currently, travel in Fishers is only permitted for the following reasons:

    • Travel related to medical.
      • This includes picking up medications or medical supplies, travel to and from doctor’s appointments, etc.
    • Travel required to provide care to another for whom you’re the primary caregiver.
      • This includes dropping off/picking up children from childcare, travel to care for elderly parents, taking food and supplies to others, etc.
    • Travel for mandatory work activities.
      • If your workplace is requiring that you come to work, this would be considered a mandatory work activity.
    • Travel for food, groceries, medication, essential household goods, and hygiene products.
      • This includes travel to restaurants and groceries to pick up food items, etc.
  • This restriction does not impact travel related to food delivery or the resupply of retail stores, pharmacies, and food pantries. Residents are not restricted from walking, jogging, biking, or outdoor activities. We encourage you to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air.