While many of us thought the virus would be over by now, we have since learned it will take more than we thought to get back to a somewhat normal life again. As we continue to learn more about this virus, more changes come.
Here are the latest updates on COVID-19 in Indiana.
1. 68,433 People Have Tested Positive For COVID-19 In Indiana
The latest #COVID19 case information for Indiana is now available on the ISDH website.— Indiana Department of Health (@StateHealthIN) August 3, 2020
Here are the updated numbers:
🔹 Total positive cases: 68,433
🔹 Total deaths: 5
🔹 Tests reported to ISDH: 775,482
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Along with 68,433 positive cases as of August 3rd, 2,780 people have died from COVID-19 in Indiana.
2. Gov. Holcomb Issued An Order Requiring Hoosiers To Wear Face Coverings In Public Settings
Today, I announced I'll sign an executive order requiring Hoosiers to wear face coverings in most public settings, beginning Monday.— Governor Eric Holcomb (@GovHolcomb) July 22, 2020
On July 27th, it was required that face covering be worn in public places in Indiana until further notice.
3. The State Moved To Stage 4.5 Of The Reopen Plan
I have announced the majority of the state will remain in Stage 4.5 of the #BackOnTrack Indiana plan through at least July 31.— Governor Eric Holcomb (@GovHolcomb) July 16, 2020
Elkhart County will remain in Stage 4 as it has for the last two weeks. Local governments may impose more restrictive guidelines.
Due to the surge in positive COVID-19 test, the state decided to not move forward to Stage 5 of the reopen plan. Instead, a new stage–Stage 4.5– was introduced to help fight against the virus.
4. Schools Change How Students Will Return To SchoolSource:Getty
Many schools have changed the way students will return/have returned back for the new school year. Some have opted to go strictly virtual while others are giving parents the option to choose their learning style. Some have even started back with in person classes as long as students wear masks.
5. There Are More Ways To Get Tested For COVID-19 In Indiana
Remember, if you tested negative for #COVID19, you could still test positive later.— Indiana Department of Health (@StateHealthIN) July 29, 2020
If you think you’ve been exposed, please get tested again, especially if you are suffering from symptoms or are at high risk.
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