CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Twitter By Jon Zimney – May 3, 2020 2 1148 Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Facebook South Bend Mayor critical of reopening plan, St. Joseph County, Mishawaka, Elkhart support it (Photo supplied/State of Indiana) Despite South Bend Mayor James Mueller’s critical comments regarding Governor Eric Holcomb’s “Back On Track” plan to lift stay-at-home orders for most and gradually re-open the Indiana economy, other local communities are supporting the plan.St. Joseph County commissioners plan to abide by the guidelines, as does the City of Mishawaka. Elkhart Mayor Rod Roberson has also released a statement that says the city will incorporate the Governor’s steps:(Photo supplied/Rod Roberson for Mayor)Mayor Roberson and his team, along with the rest of the state, watched closely as Governor Holcomb rolled out his 5 stages to reopening the State of Indiana on Friday afternoon. The mayor, his team, and department heads have been working on a get-back-to-work plan for the City of Elkhart and are ready to digest and incorporate the guidelines from the governor’s BackonTrack.in.gov plan.In addition to the governor’s guidelines, Mayor Roberson will continue to work closely with other Elkhart County mayors and county officials, as he has been throughout this crisis, to ensure the City of Elkhart is doing its part to slow the spread of COVID-19 within Elkhart County.“During this time, our focus has always been on safety. The safety of our staff and the public continues to be of the upmost importance. The governor’s guidelines give us a timeline along with safety measures that will be implemented into Elkhart’s plan.” – Mayor Rod Roberson Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleSome Indiana BMV branches opening Monday by appointment onlyNext articleIndiana confirmed COVID-19 cases nearing 20,000 mark Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.