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About the Monroe County Emergency Management Office

Emergency Management means the preparation for and the coordination of all emergency functions other than functions for which military forces or other federal agencies are primarily responsible for to prevent, minimize and repair injury and damage resulting from disasters.

The formation and regulation of county level emergency management follow Indiana Code Title 10, Article 14, https://iga.in.gov/legislative/laws/2014/ic/.

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Our Mission Statement

To establish and maintain a progressive emergency management program that promotes the mitigation of, preparation for, the response to, and the recovery from emergencies and disasters impacting the public, government, and business of the communities in Monroe County.

January is Winter Safety Month!

It's cold!  Therefore a majority of us use different types of heat sources to help us feel that warm, cozy feeling.  Unfortunately, these different heat sources can be hazards if not maintained or operated properly.  Heating equipment is the leading cause of home fires during the winter months.  Please click here to read on how you can stay safe while snuggling up to that fireplace, space heater, etc. 

Don't Use Your Oven To Heat Your HousePlug Heater Directly Into Wall

Heater 3 feet from everything

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Travel Advisory Map

To keep up to date on the current travel status of Monroe County, click here Travel Advisory Map Link

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Sign Up For Emergency Alerts !

Sign up and receive critical community information.

Citizen Alert Sign-Up
Receive emergency alerts and other important community news by signing up for Monroe County Alert. This systems enables us to provide you with critical information quickly, such as tornado warnings, road closures, missing persons and evacuations that are specific to Monroe County.

You will receive time sensitive messages, and you can specify to receive them by text, email, home phone, etc. and what types of alerts you would like to receive.

Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Monroe County has been working diligently with partners to have the most up-to-date information on this Public Health Issue.  Stay up-to-date with us, by utilizing the below resources:

Monroe County Public Health Department   

Indiana State Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Prevention is key with this virus as there is currently no vaccine.  Guidance on preventative actions as well as educational material can be found in all of the above links.  Again, we are working closely with partners to  stay as informed as we can to serve our community as best we can. 

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COVID Regulation Updates

Per the State of Indiana and Monroe County Health Department, updates have gone into effect as of Noon, November 17th, 2020.  Please click on the below links to get more information.  

Monroe County Health Board Public Health Regulation Updates as of November 17th, 2020

Additional Public Health Regulation Updates as of Noon, November 17th, 2020

Governor Holcomb's Executive Order 20-48 County Color Map Regulations Matrix

Please continue to wear face coverings properly, maintain 6 ft social distancing, wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, be kind to one-another, and stay safe and well.

Upcoming Blood Drives

Monroe County Government in partnership with the Monroe Convention Center and the Red Cross have teamed up to address the blood shortage in our area.  If you would like to help the cause and donate blood, please click on one of the below dates for details on registration and the blood drive dates.  We are all in this together.  

January 21, 2021 (10AM-3PM)

January 28, 2021 (2PM-7PM)

February 16, 2021 (2PM-7PM)

February 17, 2021 (10AM-3PM)

In Need of a Face Covering?

Due to the Monroe County Public Health Order issued on July 17, 2020, Monroe County Government is providing face coverings to the community, on an as needed basis. You can find a list of pick-up locations by clicking here.  As a majority of these offices are currently operating under an appointment-only basis, we ask that you please call the organization, closest to your location, during the business hours of 9 AM-3 PM, Monday through Friday and set up a date and time for pickup of the face covering(s). You can also pick-up a face covering at the North Door of the Courthouse from 9 AM-4 PM Tuesdays-Thursdays without making an appointment.  We thank the community and the participating organizations for their cooperation in these unprecedented times.

Contact Us

Allison Moore,
Director
Highway Garage
5900 W Foster Curry Dr
Bloomington, IN 47403
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  • Phone: (812) 349-2546
  • Fax: (812) 349-2052
  • Staff Directory
  • M - F 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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