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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: COVID-19 vaccinations have expanded to new recipients in Indiana, with Hoosiers 70 and older now able to register for appointments.  What’s the best way to connect older residents with the assistance they might need to get signed up? And how can local officials help facilitate a smooth process as more and more people become eligible for their vaccination?

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: COVID-19 vaccines are headed to Indiana as the spread of the coronavirus worsens across the state, and as Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the cancellation of non-emergency procedures in hospitals to ease the strain on a stressed healthcare system. What can be done to lower local case counts and rising test positivity rates as the wait for widespread vaccinations begins?

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Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski will return to work in person next week after a COVID-19 diagnosis in mid-November.

According to a statement released Tuesday, Roswarski has “followed the necessary steps in his recovery process” -- including a 14-day isolation period -- and will be back at city hall on Monday, Nov. 30.

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Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski has tested positive for COVID-19. 

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced new restrictions for counties designated as orange or red on the state’s COVID-19 map, which includes Tippecanoe County. How are local officials factoring in these new guidelines as they plan for the next steps to slow down the community spread of the coronavirus?

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: as Indiana moves further into Stage 5 of the state’s reopening plan, Tippecanoe County is still hitting the pause button on a fuller reopening of area bars and restaurants, though the relaxing of some restrictions continues – along with the challenges of balancing health and safety with the struggles of area business owners.

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: the Tippecanoe County Health Department eased the rules on bartop service at bars and restaurants this week, but left other restrictions in their August health order in place. Could guidelines for earlier closing times be rolled back, or is it too soon to tell how the order is working? What kind of financial hit are area establishments taking?

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: Tippecanoe County bars and restaurants will operate under new restrictions starting tomorrow, governing when these venues can close, where customers can be seated, and how people can gather in spaces meant for games and dancing. How will local businesses and residents handle the adjustments?

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: the number of mask mandates to slow the spread of COVID-19 is growing across the country. This week, the city of West Lafayette released an executive order requiring face coverings for its residents in public spaces – but right now, the city of Lafayette doesn’t plan to do the same.

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While the city of West Lafayette mandated mask-wearing this week to combat the spread of COVID-19, face coverings still won’t be required in Lafayette and Tippecanoe County, officials said Wednesday. 

 

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Tippecanoe County Health Officer Dr. Jeremy Adler said Purdue University’s Protect Purdue Plan -- released last week -- is “well thought out”, including in its reconfiguring of on-campus spaces to mitigate the possible spread of COVID-19 among students and employees, ranging from classrooms to dining halls.

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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? 

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, warmer weather means more people heading outside—and possibly more people not practicing the social distancing that’s key right now as Tippecanoe County heads for a possible surge in COVID-19 cases in the coming week. What restrictions has the city of Lafayette put in place—and will they be followed?

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: the new coronavirus is putting communities on high alert across the country. Cities, schools, and businesses everywhere are trying to decide what’s best for citizens, students, and employees--today, tomorrow, and in the weeks to come. How do leaders stay ahead of a rapidly evolving situation?

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, another distribution of KKK flyers in a Lafayette neighborhood has a listener asking for real action from city leaders. But what measures can be taken to assure residents they’re being heard—and that Lafayette isn’t the type of place where this will continue to happen?

In this week's talk with Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski, we’ll discuss the results of last month’s climate change town hall. What solutions did citizens propose, and which of them does the city plan to carry out? When does discussion turn to action? 

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