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US National Weather Service Indianapolis Indiana
03/12/2020

US National Weather Service Indianapolis Indiana

Showers and a few thunderstorms will continue this evening ahead of a cold front. The severe weather risk has diminished over the southern half of central Indiana with much of the most intense weather expected near and south of the Ohio River. Storms this evening may still produce hail and brief heavy rainfall. An isolated threat for damaging winds remains over extreme southern portions of central Indiana. Rain and storms will end near midnight with dry and colder weather overnight.

03/12/2020
Hope Police Department

Hope Police Department

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Effective immediately, the Hope Police Department will be implementing temporary restrictions on access to our facility. While the lobby will remain open, no unauthorized personnel, including members of the public, will be allowed to travel beyond the lobby. This will affect some of the administrative services we provide, such as fingerprinting services and handgun permits.

We encourage members of the public to contact our office at 812-546-4015 during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM) before traveling to the police department to be sure the administrative services you seek have not been temporarily suspended.

This will not affect our officers' response to emergency calls for service.

The department continues to monitor the situation concerning COVID-19 and is working with our partners at the Bartholomew County Health Department and the Hope Fire Department.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

FDIC
03/12/2020

FDIC

In light of the recent activities around COVID-19, we are continuing to prioritize the safety and health of our attendees, exhibitors, customers, and staff above all else. We are postponing FDIC International and are in conversations with the Indiana Convention Center and Convention & Visitors Bureau for new dates and we ask that you bear with us as we evaluate all opportunities.

We are in communication with the local and state authorities to ensure we are following all guidelines for the event. I know, that we are certainly not alone as many of you are also facing difficult situations in the communities you live in and serve.

In the following days we will have more information to share with you and will reach out to you at that time. As always, I appreciate your support of FDIC. If you have any questions or concerns now, please do talk to a member of our team. #FDIC2020

03/12/2020

Due to the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation and out of an abundance of caution for their staff and the public, the National Weather Service has postponed all remaining Weather Spotter Classes across the state. Bartholomew County’s class was scheduled to be held next Wednesday, March 18th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

If/when the class is re-scheduled we will make sure to send the information out.

Ivy Tech Community College
03/12/2020

Ivy Tech Community College

As we continue to follow and learn more about the progression of COVID-19, Ivy Tech has decided to take additional steps to lessen our on-campus population and better accommodate social distancing by delaying the start of all courses until March 23. The College then plans to deliver courses virtually or through other alternate delivery through April 5.

Students should check IvyLearn leading up to March 23 for instructions on their courses. The College will make a decision on March 30 about the need for continued virtual and alternate delivery of classes.

For more information and continued updates, please visit IvyTech.edu/COVID-19

Bartholomew County is on the line between a Marginal and Slight risk for severe weather today.  Main threat appears to b...
03/12/2020

Bartholomew County is on the line between a Marginal and Slight risk for severe weather today. Main threat appears to be damaging winds but hail and a possible tornado can't be ruled out. Timing for today's weather is expected to begin in the mid to late afternoon (3:00 p.m.) and evening and lasting till around 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. this evening.

We will continue to monitor and post any Watches or Warnings that are issued for our area.

US National Weather Service Indianapolis Indiana
03/11/2020

US National Weather Service Indianapolis Indiana

Mostly cloudy skies will linger tonight and Thursday. Rain with embedded thunderstorms will develop Thursday afternoon and evening ahead of an approaching cold front. Strong storms with gusty winds are possible south of I-70 late afternoon through the evening. Brief heavy rainfall will accompany the showers and storms as well. Dry and cooler weather will return Friday behind the front, but the potential for more rain with snow mixing in as well arrives for Saturday.

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation
03/11/2020

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation

BCSC Families,

There are many questions surrounding the COVID-19 virus and its impact on our students, buildings, and our community. Please know that our corporation is actively monitoring the situation on a daily, and even hourly basis. We will continue to share information and update communications regularly.

Today, we are sending home electronic devices with our students in grades 1-12 in preparation for the possible need for eLearning after Spring Break. At this time, there are zero confirmed cases in our community and sending home electronic devices is a proactive measure on BCSC’s part.
In an effort to prepare you and your student(s) for eLearning, BCSC Coordinator of Instructional Technology Brenny Kummer would like to share the following information for responsible student use and proper care of electronic devices.

-Use responsibly

Respect security measures, internet filtering, and visit academic websites. (To ensure the safety of students, all students on 1:1 computing devices are configured so that the internet content is filtered both when the student is at school and on any other public or private network.)

-Be respectful

Use appropriate language in all communications. All communications should be conducted in a responsible and ethical manner as well as follow copyright and fair use guidelines.

-Handle with care

Transport electronic devices in sleep mode, with screen closed, in protective cases.

Keep devices away from food and drinks; liquids can damage devices.

Avoid stacking objects on top of electronic devices.

Use your device on a flat surface (such as a table) and avoid leaving devices outdoors or in locations with extreme temperatures (hot or cold).

-Plan ahead

Be sure to charge electronic devices and bring them back to school following Spring Break.

-Disinfect Electronic Devices

Ensure the device is turned off and unplug all cables.
Clean the device screen using a microfiber cloth (do not use disinfecting liquids directly on the screen, including disinfectant wipes).

Clean the keyboard, including laptop keyboard, using a disinfectant wipe.

Do not use window cleaners, household cleaners, or abrasives to clean devices.

Clean hands immediately after disinfecting devices and surfaces.

For more guidance, visit the CDC’s website: https://www.cdc.gov/

BCSC One to One Technology Agreement

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9qn_bCmXoPfcnNpWmU0Q3ZGSjA/view

BCSC eLearning Information

https://sites.google.com/bcsc.k12.in.us/bcscelearning

Update
03/11/2020

Update

Update: The barricaded person inside Briarwood Apartments has been taken into custody. Waycross Drive in front of Smith Elementary School is now open.

IUPUC suspends in person classes over virus
03/11/2020
IUPUC suspends in person classes over virus

IUPUC suspends in person classes over virus

Indiana University will suspend face-to-face classes at all campuses, including IUPUC, for two weeks following spring break over fears of the coronavirus outbreak.And a short time later, Purdue University followed suit, moving all its courses to online or alternative delivery by March 23 and continu...

If you hold a certification, please read the following information.
03/10/2020

If you hold a certification, please read the following information.

Please read the statement regarding fire and EMS certification appointments at the Indiana Government Center:

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation
03/10/2020

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation

As a BCSC community, the ever-changing news of Coronavirus-COVID-19 has caused us to put renewed emphasis on the importance of personal choices and personal responsibility. Besides our continued encouragement of the practice of typical disease prevention measures, we have increased concerns about travel during Spring Break and our return to school on Monday, March 23. Based on this evolving situation, BCSC strongly urges our staff members and families to reconsider any unnecessary personal travel and to rigorously follow Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance.

BCSC is closely following the guidance from the CDC to help mitigate the risks to the BCSC community. Since its guidance will continuously evolve with the global and domestic situation, we encourage checking the CDC site daily. Based upon CURRENT circumstances, the following measures are in effect:

-Individuals traveling for any reason to and from a country with a COVID-19 designation of Level 3 (China, Iran, South Korea, Italy) must be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

-Individuals traveling for any reason to and from a country with a COVID-19 designation of Level 2 or 1 (Japan and Hong Kong) may be required to self-quarantine for up to 14 days.

-Additionally, individuals traveling on ANY CRUISE SHIP worldwide may be required to self-quarantine for up to 14 days (as directed by local and state public health officials).

-Upon our return to school, any individual experiencing a fever greater than 100.4 should stay at home and contact their health provider.

-If choosing to travel outside of the United States (including any travel on cruise ships), staff members and students should complete the BCSC Traveler Information Form. Providing this information will help BCSC locate those necessary if there are changes in travel restrictions or the status of the virus around the world.

CDC Prevention

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

CDC Travel Information

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

BCSC Traveler Information Form (English and Spanish)

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdj6cBdmRE1CLxifBaoKYfgXCwWpmd9m165wEzoacTT-hczfw/viewform

Declaración de BCSC en español

Como comunidad BCSC, las noticias siguen evolucionando en cuanto al Coronavirus-COVID-19 y nos han llevado a poner un énfasis renovado en la importancia de la responsabilidad personal. Además de nuestra filosofía de practicar medidas de prevención de enfermedades, la preocupación ha amentado sobre los viajes durante las vacaciones de primavera y el regreso a la escuela el lunes 23 de marzo. En base a esta situación cambiante, BCSC insta a nuestros miembros del personal y a las familias a reconsiderar viajes personales innecesarios y seguir rigurosamente la orientación de los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC). BCSC sigue de cerca la guía de los CDC para ayudar a mitigar los riesgos para la comunidad BCSC. Dado que su orientación evolucionará continuamente con la situación global y doméstica, alentamos a revisar el sitio de los CDC a diario. Según las circunstancias ACTUALES, se aplican las siguientes medidas: -Los individuos que viajen por cualquier motivo hacia y desde un país con una designación COVID-19 de Nivel 3 deben estar en cuarentena por 14 días al regresar al área de Columbus. -Los individuos que viajen por cualquier motivo hacia y desde un país con una designación COVID-19 de Nivel 2 o 1 pueden ser obligados a ponerse en cuarentena por 14 días al regresar al área de Columbus. -Además, se puede requerir que cada persona que viaje en CUALQUIER CRUCERO en todo el mundo se someta a cuarentena por hasta 14 días (según lo indiquen los funcionarios de salud pública locales y estatales). -Al regresar a la escuela, cualquier persona que tenga fiebre superior a 100.4 debe quedarse en casa y contactar a su proveedor de salud. -Si elige viajar fuera de los Estados Unidos (incluido cualquier viaje en cruceros), los miembros del personal y los estudiantes deben completar el Formulario de información para viajeros de BCSC. Proporcionar esta información ayudará a BCSC a localizar las personas afectados si hay cambios en las restricciones de viaje o en el estado del virus en todo el mundo.

This works for more than just the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
03/10/2020

This works for more than just the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Per REMC: 300 W between 450 S and Tuttle Rd will be closed for at least 3 hours.
03/10/2020

Per REMC: 300 W between 450 S and Tuttle Rd will be closed for at least 3 hours.

03/09/2020

Mon Mar 9 2020
...GUSTY WINDS THROUGHOUT THE DAY...
Southwest winds will gust up to and around 35 mph late this
morning through the afternoon for Central Indiana. These winds
could lead to driving difficulties for high profile vehicles.
Loose outdoor objects may also be blown about.

Detour ahead: State Road 11 to close for a month this summer
03/07/2020
Detour ahead: State Road 11 to close for a month this summer

Detour ahead: State Road 11 to close for a month this summer

Local officials and first responders are preparing for a month-long closure of State Road 11 this summer, with construction crews attempting to minimize traffic disruptions and to avoid affecting this year’s Bartholomew County 4-H Fair.From June 1 to July 1, a quarter-mile stretch of State Road 11...

Please read this information carefully and do not panic.  The public health emergency declaration opens avenues of addit...
03/06/2020

Please read this information carefully and do not panic. The public health emergency declaration opens avenues of additional resources. You're reminded to follow preventative measures by hand washing and disinfecting surfaces.

The first case of COVID-19 has been announced in Indiana. @GovHolcomb has declared a public health emergency for the Hoosier state.

Indiana hospitals and healthcare professionals are well prepared. The individual traveled to Boston and is currently in isolation.

This is an isolated case. Do not panic. Take preventative measures by hand washing frequently, disinfect your surfaces and do not shake hands. Use an “elbow bump”.
Use a hand sanitizer with a 60%+ alcohol based hand sanitizer.

Road ClosureREMC will be shutting down 1000 E in Hope between 750 N and 620 N. Emergency Vehicles can get through. 9am-2...
03/06/2020

Road Closure

REMC will be shutting down 1000 E in Hope between 750 N and 620 N. Emergency Vehicles can get through.
9am-230pm.

03/06/2020

Fri Mar 6 2020

...GUSTY WINDS THROUGHOUT THE DAY...

Northwesterly wind gusts up to around 40 mph are expected
throughout the day across central Indiana. These winds could lead
to driving difficulties for high profile vehicles especially
along north-south oriented roads. Loose outdoor objects may also
be blown about.

Dont forget the time change this weekend!  Move your clocks forward 1 hour.
03/05/2020

Dont forget the time change this weekend! Move your clocks forward 1 hour.

Indiana Department of Homeland Security
03/04/2020

Indiana Department of Homeland Security

Today, Governor Eric Holcomb named Plainfield Fire Territory Chief Joel Thacker as the new Indiana State Fire Marshal. Thacker brings 28 years of fire and emergency response experience to the position. Thacker will begin his new role April 6.

Read the full release: http://bit.ly/38kfYvV

REMC will have N 1000 E closed between 620 N and 750 N from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today.
03/04/2020

REMC will have N 1000 E closed between 620 N and 750 N from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today.

I65 Road Work Update:Starting Thursday, March 5, temporary ramps and signals will be operational at the Exit 55 / SR 11 ...
03/04/2020
I-65 Southeast Indiana Project - Google My Maps

I65 Road Work Update:

Starting Thursday, March 5, temporary ramps and signals will be operational at the Exit 55 / SR 11 interchange. The existing loop ramps will permanently close.

Starting Monday night, March 9 through Wednesday night, March 11, southbound traffic from MM 53.6 to MM 50 will be shifted to the outside lane and shoulder in anticipation of work resuming in the area. The existing full shoulder will no longer be present for traffic.

Starting Thursday night, March 12 through Friday night, March 13, northbound and southbound traffic near MM 55 (the SR 11 interchange) will be shifted to the outside lane and shoulder, removing the existing full shoulder for traffic to use near the old loop ramp acceleration lanes.

The work-zone speed limit from MM 56 to MM 64 northbound will return to 55 MPH (from 70 MPH) next week while work is taking place in the area.

Additionally, as part of a separate project, the US 31 bridge over I-65 will close for 120 days, affecting our project's emergency detour. See link here (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CQsyZw9iaklR-zfw5fI1VeenBddUi99a&usp=sharing) for the I-65 SE project map with revised detour routes.

See maps for details. Visit Project Website: https://sites.google.com/ebpaving.com/i65southeastindianaproject/home Report Concerns: https://goo.gl/forms/IR3aukYlZtYG4Iq33 Follow our social media platforms for project information. https://www.facebook.com/I65SoutheastIndianaProject/ https://twitter.c...

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