Bedford Mayor Sam Craig is asking residents to stay home and only travel for essential needs.

“We urge the public to do business by phone, voicemail, email, or online,” Mayor Craig said. “We ask for your cooperation during this time of unprecedented concern for public safety and to shelter in place as directed by the governor for the well-being of our community. “

He is asking everyone to practice social distancing when out.

Do not use parks or share the trails if you are exhibiting symptoms. Stay at least 6 feet from other persons on the trail or at the park at all times and practice personal hygiene prior to visiting parks or trails.

Residents needing essential items and have no help can contact City Hall from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m at 812-279-6555 or after hours contact the Bedford Police Department at 812-275-3311.

“This help is only for people needing essential items and assistance,” stressed Mayor Craig

When pumping gas, use caution. Wipe the pump before using it.

The TASC buses will be running daily from Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. for “essential travel” only basis. This will include travel to and from essential employment, medical appointments, and one trip per week to a grocery store. The dispatch number is 812-275-1633. You will be screened on the phone so the office can best plan for the trip. 

All city employees, but Park Department employees, will be returning to work today and will work their regular schedules.