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Elkhart County now under a Travel Watch, only essential travel recommended

first_img Twitter Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Elkhart County now under a Travel Watch, only essential travel recommended Facebook CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Facebook Google+ Twitter (Photo supplied/Indiana State Department Of Health) The Indiana State Department of Health Novel Coronavirus Map now has Elkhart County with 11 positive cases as of Saturday, March 28.With that, the Elkhart County Department of Health has confirmed community spread cases are under investigation.Due to an increase in the number of positive cases of COVID-19 reported in th area, Elkhart County Commisioners and Mayors have raised the County Travel Status to a Orange / Watch level, meaning that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public.During a “WATCH” local travel advisory, only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations, is recommended, and emergency action plans should be implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies, and other organizations.The best way to protect yourself from any respiratory illness, including COVID-19 and the flu, is to:• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60% or greater alcohol.• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.• Practice social distancing (no group functions such as book clubs, meetings, and or congregations of 10 or more)• Stay home unless it is essential for you to go somewhere.• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.The myth is, that this virus is only affecting people 60 years of age and older. Pleaseunderstand, that this virus can and will affect every age group. The health department reminds the public that everyone is a target of the COVID-19 Virus and every age group can spread COVID-19.5 By 95.3 MNC – March 28, 2020 1 495 Previous article1,232 Hoosiers with confirmed cases of COVID-19Next articleElkhart man recovering after being shot by acquaintance 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.last_img read more