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  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Keep tissues near your work station. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using household cleaning spray or disinfecting wipe

Emotional Support Line (available 24/7) – 866-342-6892

The Indiana State Department of Health Hotline that is now 24/7 877-826-0011

The Indiana State Department of Health Provider Hotline for Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, PA, etc.  317-233-4672

Beacon Hospital Hotline 855-523-2225

Franciscan Hospital Hotline 219-879-8511 Prompt #8

La Porte Hospital Screening Line 833-576-3627

The Critical Industry Hotline is open: 877-820-0890

HELPFUL LINKS

National Government Site
What to do if you are sick
Frequently Asked Questions about Personal Protective Equipment
How to disinfect if someone is sick
CDC Fact Sheet
Frequently Asked Questions
Indiana State Updates

NOTICE: The reporting system is back up and running. Cases have been entered for Oct. 14 & 15 which accounts for a larger increase in positive cases.

Weekly
Score
  • Blue (0 and 0.5)
  • Yellow (1 and 1.5)
  • Orange (2 and 2.5)
  • Red (3)
Weekly Cases Per 100,000 Residents
  • Less Than 10 new cases(0)
  • 10 to 99 new cases(1)
  • 100 to 199 new cases(2)
  • 200 or more(3)
7-Day All Tests
Positivity Rate
  • Less than 5% (0)
  • 5% to 9.9% (1)
  • 10% to 14.9% (2)
  • 15% or greater (3)

Total Positivity
Rate

The county metrics are updated Wednesdays and reflects data through the previous Sunday.

NEW to the Indiana State Website: School outbreaks and case numbers on the dashboard. Click here to see more.

La Porte County Building Reopening Plan
Housing & Eviction During COVID-19 Information
Back on Track Indiana Plan
Commissioner Message Regarding COVID-19
Free Testing Locations
Symptom Checker

THE INDIANA COVID-19 RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Apply Starting July 13, 9 am Eastern, 8 am Central

 Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced on June 24, 2020 the Indiana COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program. This program is designed to help Indiana renters whose income has been adversely affected by COVID-19 avoid eviction by providing up to $2,000 in assistance to help cover monthly rent payments or late fees.

The application to apply will be available online beginning on July 13, 2020 at 9:00 am EST.

Additional information for renters can be found here: English | Spanish

Additional information for landlords can be found here: English | Spanish 

Applications will be accepted through www.IndianaHousingNow.org beginning July 13, 2020 at 9:00 am Eastern time.

Indiana will continue the stay on evictions until July 31, 2020.

In the meantime, Indiana residents unable to make their rent payment should speak with their landlord and request a payment plan. Additional resources, and answers to frequently asked questions, can be found in the Coronavirus Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Guide.

17Jul, 2020

NBC News Article

COVID-19 and masks: New evidence shows that cloth face coverings slow coronavirus spread

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