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 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 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 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 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.

Mar 25 2020 Mayor Fischer says federal COVID-19 relief package will bring much-needed help to Louisville

Mayor Greg Fischer said today that he was heartened by news that Congress and the White House appear to be moving forward on a bipartisan aid package that will bring much-needed help to Louisvill

Mar 24 2020 Mayor Fischer extends state of emergency to May 10, closes Metro Parks playgrounds and ballfields

Mayor Greg Fischer today extended to May 10 the state of emergency he enacted to help stop the COVID-19 outbreak in Louisville.

The Mayor said the next few weeks will be critical as Louisville works to slow the spread of the virus and prevent a surge of new cases from overwhelming the city’s hospitals. The move is in line with recommendations issued by the federal Centers for Disease Control.

Mar 23 2020 Mayor Fischer says compassionate Louisvillians are helping their neighbors amid challenging COVID-19 outbreak

As the community continues to be challenged by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Mayor Greg Fischer today lauded the many, many compassionate people who have opened up their wallets to help their neighbors.

After less than a week, the One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund has collected $5.6 million to help to people and organizations impacted by the unprecedented economic shutdown taking place.

Mar 22 2020 Mayor announces extension of Louisville Metro occupational tax filing, payment deadlines

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that the Louisville Metro Revenue Commission (LMRC) will extend the 2019 annual occupational license tax filing and payment deadline from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020.

Mar 21 2020 Mayor Fischer hosts Facebook Town Hall on Louisville Metro’s response to COVID-19

Mayor Greg Fischer hosted a Facebook Town Hall this morning, answering questions from Louisville residents about COVID-19 and the city’s response to the outbreak.

The Mayor was joined on the call by Dr. Jon Klein, Vice Dean for Research at the UofL School of Medicine and an expert in microbiology and immunology.

Mar 20 2020 Mayor Fischer urges young people to be mindful of the dangers of COVID-19

Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Metro Chief Health Strategist Dr.