Elkhart County is now in advisory level yellow with a positivity rate of 9.42%, which is near advisory level orange. Read more about masking recommendations for Elkhart County as it pertains to COVID-19.
The Delta variant has taken hold in Elkhart County. This variant of the coronavirus is different. It is easily spread amongst the unvaccinated and puts individuals at increased risk for death and hospitalization. With this variant, we are also seeing a small percentage of vaccinated individuals that are getting sick and are able to spread the infection.
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.
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.
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
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about the Elkhart County Health Department Public Health Order 05-2020 – Face Covering Directive Public Health Order 06-2020 – COVID-19 Mitigation Directives FAQ’s Released December 5, 2020