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.

Mar 19 2020 Mayor Fischer announces Lift Up Lou to raise spirits and keep residents connected during the COVID-19 outbreak

As the community comes together to fight the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Greg Fischer today stressed the need to keep our spirits up and stay connected, despite the “social distance” between us.

Mar 18 2020 Mayor Fischer announces One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund to help Louisvillians impacted by virus outbreak

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville Metro Government, the Community Foundation of Louisville, Metro United Way and other community partners have created an emergency response fund to rapidly dep

Mar 17 2020 Metro Government announces changes to operations and facilities in response to COVID-19

Mayor Greg Fischer has announced a series of changes to city operations and facilities to protect public health, as well as the safety of Louisville Metro Government employees, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

Mar 16 2020 Mayor tests negative for COVID-19; local bars and restaurants to close temporarily; LG&E to suspend cutting off customers

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced he has tested negative for COVID-19, but will remain in self-isolation until Saturday, March 21 as a precaution.

Mar 15 2020 Mayor Fischer in self-isolation and awaiting COVID-19 test results; provides regular update on city response to virus

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today during a regular update on Louisville’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak that he is in self isolation after being exposed to someone who tested positive for the virus.

Mar 14 2020 Mayor calls for temporary closures of libraries, community centers, Mary T. Meagher Aquatics Center and some Zoo attractions

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a temporary closure, effective immediately, of all 17 Louisville Free Public Library locations, 13 community centers,  the Mary T.