Ask The Mayor: West Lafayette's John Dennis On Social Distance At Home And City Parks

Apr 2, 2020

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: Indiana is in week two of a statewide stay-at-home order. How are West Lafayette residents responding to the restrictions, and how will the city respond if the order is extended? And what’s the continued impact for local businesses on lockdown?

This week, in a socially distant discussion with West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis, we’ll talk about what a surge of applications for unemployment benefits in Tippecanoe County means for workers, and how ongoing restrictions impact long-term economic growth. And we’ll hear about local capacity at area hospitals and medical facilities—are we prepared for a coming wave of COVID-19 cases?

Plus, the mayor hits social media to get the word out about social distancing in city parks--and a listener writes in with concerns about crowding at Happy Hollow Park.