Apr 5 2020 Mayor, faith leaders spread message to stay home, social distance as spring religious season begins

Mayor Greg Fischer today applauded faith leaders who have joined in fighting the spread of COVID-19 by moving religious services online and thanked them for their partnership.

Apr 3 2020 City’s March for Meals ends; more than 83,000 meals distributed

Focus shifts to more vulnerable seniors


LOUISVILLE, KY (April 3, 2020) – As of today, the Metro March for Meals, the meals pick-up program for seniors 60 year and older that began in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Louisville, has ended.

Apr 3 2020 Mayor Fischer urges Louisvillians to enjoy spring weather close to home and at a safe distance

As Louisville heads into another nice spring weekend, Mayor Greg Fischer again stressed the need for everyone to stay close to home and practice safe social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

Although data indicates many Louisvillians are staying home and avoiding crowds, there have been persistent reports of groups gathering in parks, golfers sharing golf carts, and crowds participating in illegal street racing.

Apr 2 2020 Shelby Park Neighborhood Association encourages Front Porch Fridays as neighbors stay alone on their porches, practicing social distancing, but together!

Shelby Park Neighborhood Association announced today it will promote Front Porch Fridays as a means of acting independently while apart but together during this time when the Mayor and Metro Council encourages everyone to practice social distancing and other means to avoid transmittal of the COVID-19 as restrictions remain in place.

Apr 2 2020 Mayor Fischer says city is vigorously enforcing COVID-19 restrictions on local businesses

Mayor Greg Fischer today said that the city has received more than 1,100 complaints about businesses that aren’t complying with restrictions imposed to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Apr 2 2020 Message from Mayor Fischer

Op-ed originally published in the Courier Journal on April 1, 2020:

By Mayor Greg Fischer

Apr 1 2020 Councilwoman Parker self-quarantining following exposure to COVID-19 while serving as nurse at local hospital

Louisville, KY: Louisville Metro Councilwoman Marilyn Parker (District 18) is self-quarantining following exposure to COVID-19 as a result of her work as a part-time registered nurse (RN) at a local hospital. Parker is currently dealing with some symptoms that are associated with the virus, but has not yet been tested and will continue to self-quarantine until she is given clearance by her doctors and the hospital where she is working on the front lines to help fight this pandemic.

Apr 1 2020 Mayor Fischer encourages Louisvillians to be prepared and sign up for Smart911

Mayor Greg Fischer today urged every Louisvillian to sign up for a free online tool that will inform first responders about important medical and family data and speed their ability to aid people

Mar 31 2020 LIHEAP funding deadline extended to April 30

Qualifying residents can get assistance with energy bills


Mar 31 2020 Mayor Fischer announces loan program to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19 outbreak

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the creation of the Small Business Continuity Loan Program, a $900,000 fund that will provide zero-interest loans, with no payments for 12 months, to very small

Mar 30 2020 Mayor Fischer announces first wave of One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund grants

As donations continue to come into the One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund, Mayor Fischer announced today that money is now flowing out to local non-profit groups that provide critical support

Mar 29 2020 Mayor urges residents to save lives by staying home

Mayor Greg Fischer today again called on residents to stay home except for essential travel, and to avoid large gatherings and stay at least 6 feet apart when they must leave home.

Mar 27 2020 Waverly Park Road to be closed 3/31 for construction project

The road into Waverly Park will be closed beginning Tuesday, March 31 to repair a road and culvert failure. Work is expected to take about a week to complete. Vehicle access to the park will be prohibited during this time. Cyclists, walkers and hikers will still have access to the park but are encouraged to stay away from the construction area. 


Mar 27 2020 Mayor Fischer says federal COVID-19 relief bill will help Louisville, but much more needs to be done for cities

Mayor Greg Fischer said that the $2 trillion COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress today will start bringing much-needed aid to Louisville residents and businesses struggling to meet this chall

Mar 26 2020 Mayor Fischer says Louisville is entering critical time as COVID-19 cases begin to increase

As the number of COVID-19 cases in Louisville jumped significantly this week, Mayor Greg Fischer stressed today that residents must take seriously the need to practice social distancing.