Jackson County Issues Travel Advisory

Jackson County Issues Travel Advisory


Jackson County Commissioners and the mayor of Seymour issued travel advisories today, which limits nonessential travel.

The county travel advisory, signed by county commissioners Matt Reedy and Bob Gillaspy, is meant to closely mirror the stay-at-home order recently signed by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb because of the coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the advisory, during a watch, all people are called upon and directed to refrain from all unnecessary travel, to comply with necessary emergency measures, to cooperate with public officials and disaster services forces in executing emergency operations plans and to obey and comply with the lawful directions of properly identified officers.

This advisory will last for seven days and will then be reviewed by commissioners.

Seymour Mayor Matt Nicholson, who took to the city’s official Facebook page, said today he was issuing a travel restriction for the city.

“We will now move to an orange travel level in conjunction with the county,” he said.

The mayor’s travel advisory is limited to seven days.

“I encourage everyone to pay attention to this change as the next step is a travel warning, where travel will be shut down,” Nicholson said. “With your support now, we will not have to advance to a warning.”