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Citizens Square and Rousseau Centre will remain closed

Citizens Square and the Rousseau Centre will remain closed to the public through at least the end of the month, the Allen County Board of Commissioners and Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry announced Friday.

The decision follows Governor Eric Holcomb’s announcement that he will extend to May 1 Indiana’s stay-at-home executive order due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to Citizens Square, all municipally-owned buildings will remain closed to the public. That includes the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department office, the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, and the Metropolitan Human Relations Commission office.

Fort Wayne Police Department records windows in the Rousseau Centre will still be accessible. The Allen County Courthouse, Courthouse Annex, Bud Meeks Justice Center and Criminal Division Services will be open on a limited basis. Consult the Court’s web site, www.allensuperiorcourt.us/covid19, for information on what proceedings will continue during the emergency.

All county departments under the authority of the Board of Commissioners will continue operating with only essential personnel needed to continue essential government functions. The commissioners have also recommended that other county elected officials and departments not under their authority also limit staff to essential personnel only. There are a number of county services which can be conducted online. A full listing is available through the county’s website at allencounty.us/online.

The City’s website, www.cityoffortwayne.org, contains information about additional closures and how respective divisions and departments in local government are handling the COVID-19 situation and how residents and customers can continue to conduct business with city government.

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