Ask The Mayor: Lafayette's Tony Roswarski On Reopening, Re-closing, And Being Careful

May 14, 2020

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, local restaurants, salons, and other businesses that serve the public are officially starting to re-open under specific state guidelines. Are business owners, and the people they serve, prepared for safely sharing space – and how are local officials handling the enforcement of issues that might arise? 

In our talk with Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski, we discuss how the city is monitoring the re-opening process, and what lies ahead as more and more businesses are allowed to resume operations in the coming weeks. What’s the best way to get residents on the same page about safety measures, to avoid future case surges or additional shutdowns?

Plus, how Lafayette plans to handle its reopening of city hall, and what might change permanently in some city government functions. And a listener asks if Purdue has consulted with Lafayette on the impact of its plans to reopen campus to students for the coming school year.