Owen County
Chamber of Commerce

Your Chamber of Commerce is an organization of business persons and private individuals working in partnership to make Owen County a better place in which to live and work.

Owen County Chamber of Commerce & EDC

119 S Main St, Spencer IN 47460

Email: marce@myowencountychamber.com

Phone: 812-829-3245

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In response to Governor Holcomb's directive for Hoosiers to stay home during the COVID-19 current situation, the Owen County Courthouse and all county offices are closed to the public until further notice. Payments can be dropped off at the exterior lockboxes during the hours of 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. All payments needing to be dropped off after hours can be dropped off at the dropbox outside the east door of the Health Department. The court system is still operational, but with very limited and prioritized access. For more information, please call 812-829-5000.



In all, Governor Holcomb issued four executive orders:

EO 20-08. Stay at Home. Provides for essential and non-essential business and operations, infrastructure, government services, travel, and activities outside of one’s home. Click here for answers to frequently asked questions regarding the stay-at-home order.  

EO 20-09. Continuity of State Operations. Provides for the continuing operation of state government from 5 p.m. today through 8 a.m. April 7 with restricted access to government buildings and services.

EO 20-10. Enforcement Directive Regarding Prohibition of In-Person Dining.
Directs that state and local boards of health and the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission (ATC) take all available administrative and enforcement actions against establishments that continue to offer in-house dining services, in violation of the governor’s executive order of March 16.

Health departments will deliver letters ordering restaurants that continue to provide in-person dining to cease such operations. If they do not comply, fines will be levied.

For restaurants with alcohol permits that continue to offer in-person dining, the ATC will issue an order in writing for the establishment to cease such operations. If the activity continues, the ATC will suspend the entity’s liquor license and will consider the non-compliance at the time of permit renewal.

EO 20-11. Provisions for carryout consumption of alcohol.
Relaxes the sale of carryout alcoholic beverages for dining establishments. This includes establishments that allow for on-premises consumption only and those that are permitted carryout permits dependent on a percentage of on-premises sales.




Symptoms of COVID-19 are typically mild and begin gradually. The symptoms may include:

  • Fever

  • Tiredness

  • Dry cough and/or shortness of breath

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Muscle aches

Some people infected with the virus do not show symptoms or feel sick. Most people recover (feel better) without needing special treatment. Older people and those with existing medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems, or diabetes are more likely to develop more serious symptoms.




QUESTION: How do I protect myself and my family from getting COVID-19?

ANSWER: There is currently no vaccine to prevent the virus, so the best way to prevent the illness is to avoid exposure and use every day preventative actions as well as these steps provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The World Health Organization (WHO) also recommends the following measures to prevent the spread of illness:

  • Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water (or hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content) for a minimum of 20 seconds

  • Keep a distance of at least six (6) feet between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing (e.g. use a tissue that you then immediately throw away or cough into your elbow)

  • Clean and disinfect commonly used items and high-touch surfaces (e.g. counters, doorknobs, phones, keyboards, toilets, etc) every day

  • Stay home if you are not feeling well

  • Keep up to date on the latest information from reputable resources like the WHO, CDC or the Indiana State Department of Health

School Closure: 3-23-20 to 5-1-20


  1. Go to socs.k12.in.us for the following:

    • eLearning/Remote Learning Dates

    • Home Learning Resources

  2. Contingency Learning Plan: For all questions concerning student learning, please contact your teacher or principal. Contact information is located on our Home Learning Resources page.

  3. During the current closure, the following can be expected:

    • Food Service offered to all students at no cost; we will not turn away any child that needs food.

    • The student does not need to be present. You will need to provide a student name and school.

Two options: Students may only use one option for any week.

  1. Curbside pickup at OVHS on Mondays starting March 23, 10a-4p. Please stay in your car. 

  2. Bus delivery to afternoon bus stops on Mondays starting March 30.

Parents/students must reserve by calling the school office any Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10A – 4P

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