(NASHVILLE) – Brown County Emergency Management reported on its Facebook page that Brown County Public Health Awareness and Brown County Emergency Management has issued an “Orange” travel restriction for the county.
Orange means that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. During a “watch” local travel advisory, only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations, is recommended, and emergency action plans should be implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies, and other organizations.
The Brown County Commissioners have sent a letter to Gov. Eric Holcomb requesting that Brown County State Park be closed during the COVID-19 crisis.
Officials say the park being open brings travelers to their community which puts the local residents at risk of the virus being spread to them.
The commissioners also say that visitors partake in the county’s limited resources, and the area “only has one grocery store, three gas stations, and one pharmacy.”
The letter closed by asking Holcomb to close Brown County State Park and Yellowwood Campground to “discourage the continued unessential and unnecessary travel into our community.”