Sheriff adds voice to calls for patience

Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers says that now is not the time to be backing away from social distancing and staying at home as much as you can. The sheriff said that local, state and national officials agree that the next few weeks will be critical for containing the spread of the COVID-19 disease.

Overall, the sheriff said Bartholomew County residents have been very good about following the governor’s order. Deputies have been called out for flagrant violations of the state and local orders, he said.

The sheriff has been very active on social media urging compliance with the orders. He said his goal is to remind people that we all play a role in containing this virus.