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Daily information to be released by care facilities in Indiana

Dr. Kristina Box, Indiana Health Commissioner, answers questions about COVID-19 infections and its impact on the state as Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb listens during a briefing at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Holcomb ordered state residents to remain in their homes except when they are at work or for permitted activities, such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety. The order is in effect from March 25 to April 7. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Indiana’s residential care facilities will provide more information about the health of the people within their walls.

The move is designed to stay in step with State Health Commissioner Kristina Box’s COVID-19 reporting order, along with CDC guidelines and other federal regulations.

The ISDH is requiring long-term care facilities such as nursing, skilled-nursing, residential and assisted-living facilities to provide daily updates and information for residents and their representatives. Those facilities are also encouraged to develop communication strategies with other family members about how the virus and the response is having an impact.

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