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Gary’s mayor imposes new restrictions amid COVID-19 surge

An epidemiologist who works at UofSC says the recent spike closely aligns with lifting...
An epidemiologist who works at UofSC says the recent spike closely aligns with lifting restrictions and reopening different sectors of daily life in the state.(WIS)
Published: Dec. 24, 2021 at 9:39 AM CST
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GARY, Ind. - Gary’s mayor has imposed the first wave of planned restrictions, including limits on traffic at city offices, in response to surging COVID-19 cases in the northwest Indiana city.

Mayor Jerome Prince said Thursday the first phase of the city’s two-phase effort would begin immediately and stay in effect through Dec. 31.

The Times of Northwest Indiana reports the mayor ordered all city department heads to immediately identify employees who must report in-person for work and the remote workers who can do their jobs from home.

Prince says the goal is have fewer people physically working together in city offices and to reduce foot traffic at city facilities during the COVID-19 surge.

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