The Elkhart County Health Department

Do Your Part ( Debe Hacer Su Parte)

The Elkhart County Health Department began in 1949. The first staff included a part-time Health Commissioner, Public Health Nurses who visited in schools and homes, Sanitarians who inspected restaurants and dairy farms, plus Vital Record Clerks who kept birth and death records. Today the department consists of over 100 people, including 70 full-time employees, working in five divisions. The Health Department offers services to all county residents with a vision of “Healthy Lives, Healthy Communities.” For updated news and announcements, please visit and follow our Health Department Facebook page.

Read Elkhart County Public Health Order 2021-01 Updated Mitigation Directives.

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COVID-19 Page

ECHD COVID-19 Information page. Includes recent news, updates, and vaccine information


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News from ECHD


Tularemia diagnosed in Elkhart County wild cottontail rabbits

May 3, 2021

The Department of Natural Resources recently learned from lab results that rabbit carcasses found on private land in Elkhart County near Middlebury tested positive for tularemia.

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Nueva Orden de Salud Pública sobre las Directrices de mitigación para el COVID-19

Apr 7, 2021

Apegándose a las modificaciones del Gobernador Holcomb de las Directrices de mitigación estatales para el COVID-19, la Oficial de salud del Condado de Elkhart trabajó con el Departamento de Salud del Estado, los hospitales locales, y los especialistas en enfermedades infecciosas para evaluar qué medidas de mitigación son necesarias para poner al Condado de Elkhart en el nivel de alerta azul.

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New Public Health Order on COVID-19 Mitigation Directives

Apr 5, 2021

Following Governor’s Holcomb’s modification of the statewide COVID-19 mitigation directives, the Elkhart County Health Officer worked with the State Department of Health, local hospitals, and infectious disease specialists to evaluate what mitigation measures are necessary to bring Elkhart County to advisory level blue.

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Amendments to COVID-19 Ordinance and Public Health Order 06-2020

Mar 8, 2021

The Elkhart County Commissioners and Elkhart County Health Officer continue to work together as they evaluate the level of local government involvement necessary to address COVID-19 in Elkhart County

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