Some Elkhart County officials favor delaying entry into Phase 4

(Photo supplied/Centers For Disease Control and Prevention)

Indiana is slated to enter stage 4 of its reopening plan, and while Elkhart County has been seeing a spike in cases it is not being held back from the latest phase.

However, some local elected officials are requesting the county be delayed a week moving forward. The problem for most have is that nobody fully understands why Elkhart County’s COVID-19 numbers are growing so quickly.

Commissioner Mike Yoder tells the Goshen News county officials talked with the state and the state wasn’t concerned enough with the spike to announce the delay on their own. Yoder says a large number of the recently confirmed cases are asymptomatic and not necessarily connected to reopening factories.

Emergency Management Director Jennifer Tobey says there are also more positives as they increase testing in Latino and Amish communities. It’s unknown when/if the state will respond to delay request.

Read more here with The Goshen News

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Grumpy Pants June 11, 2020 at 3:54 pm

Mike Yoder is a loser. He lost his re-election bid as County Commissioner. So tell us, are there more cases or just more testing for cases??? We never get the whole story in any news report(er) or from any public official. There are always lies and half truths. Elkhart County can keep the restrictions but they are being ignored right now so they are useless hollow threats. They will be ignored continually going forward. No one trusts public officials especially public health officials.

Colleen Torok June 11, 2020 at 4:37 pm

There is no huge spike and the hospitals will attest to it. Elkhart has had only 30 deaths from covid or so they say. They aren’t even sure that it was from covid?


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