Clay Township office to close for 2 weeks after positive COVID test, City of Carmel sees spike 


The Clay Township Trustee’s Office is closed for at least two weeks after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

The office, at 10701 N. College Ave., closed Oct. 26, allowing its three employees to quarantine and work from home. The two other employees are awaiting COVID-19 test results.

“We’ve got such a small office, so we’re reverting back to the beginning of the year when our office was closed and we’re operating from our homes,” Township Trustee Doug Callahan said.

Township services will continue to be provided during the office closure through or by calling 317-846-2773.

“If you need assistance, we can still provide that,” Callahan said. “It’s just one of those things where the only way we’re going to clear it up is if everybody stays away from the office.”

Those needing help with mortgage payments may call 1-877-438-4673. Energy assistance will be available beginning Nov. 1 by calling 317-842-2603.

COVID-19 cases have been increasing across the state, including in Hamilton County, which has seen daily reported cases and deaths tick upward.

Seven employees in the City of Carmel tested positive for COVID-19 in a single day this week. City of Carmel employees who work directly with the public, such as police officers and firefighters, have been tested for COVID-19 weekly since early in the pandemic.