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GOSHEN — Joined by Elkhart County leaders in government, health and industry, Elkhart County Health Officer Dr. Bethany Wait kicked off a vaccination campaign Monday in front of the Elkhart County Courthouse.

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INDIANAPOLIS — State health officials will host a virtual media briefing at 2:30 p.m. today to provide updates on COVID-19 and vaccination efforts. Speaking will be State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Lindsay Weaver.

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GOSHEN — Elkhart County’s COVID numbers have been rising since the beginning of March, and have steadily climbed since Gov. Eric Holcomb announced in late March the state would lift restrictions to an advisory level on April 6.

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ELKHART — Tuesday morning at the Tolson Community and Youth Center, both local and state health officials held a press conference urging more and more community members to get vaccinated.

GOSHEN — For Cynthia Friesen Coyle of Faith Mennonite Church, a new memorial planned is meant to both remember and to reflect.

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GOSHEN — While Gov. Eric Holcomb’s statewide mask mandate expired Tuesday, Elkhart County will be keeping its mask mandate in place until at least the middle of May.

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ELKHART — Elkhart County Health Officer Dr. Bethany Wait reported Wednesday that another variant was found in Elkhart County this weekend by the Indiana Department of Health Laboratory.

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Every Hoosier over the age of 16 will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting on March 31, just nine days after allowing Hoosiers 40 and older to register. The 2.2 newly eligible Hoosiers will be the biggest population bloc approved since the state started distributing the vaccine in December.

Gov. Eric Holcomb announces an end to the statewide mask mandate and capacity restriction on April 6 from Indianapolis on March 23, the one-year anniversary of Indiana’s stay-at-home order.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers ages 40 and older will be eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday, the Indiana Department of Health announced today. This expansion of eligibility to include those ages 40 to 44 will make the vaccine available to more than 400,000 additional Hoosiers.

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ELKHART — The Elkhart County Health Department was notified by the Indiana Department of Health Laboratory that the B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant was collected in Elkhart County this weekend.

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In the year since Bette Mathias had gone to church much had changed — masks, hand sanitizer and social distancing replaced the hugging she remembered but, after so much time away, it was welcomed.

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GOSHEN — Elkhart County’s health officer believes one variant of the COVID-19 virus is present in the county, but no testing has confirmed that.

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb urges other Hoosiers in the 50-59 age range to “step up” and vaccinate themselves against COVID-19 on Wednesday.

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GOSHEN — Local businesses will no longer face the possibility of fines if COVID-19 health orders are violated in the county. At the same time, the county government has also launched a program to help residents who have been struggling financially as a result of the pandemic.

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GOSHEN — Elkhart County Health Officer Bethany Wait urged caution Friday following reports that the county’s steady decline in positive COVID-19 cases in recent weeks appears to have stalled somewhat over the past week.

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INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box will host a virtual media briefing to provide updates on COVID-19 and its impact on Indiana at 2:30 this afternoon. You can watch the livestream here.

State Health Commissioner Kris Box emphasizes the state’s eligibility guidelines for COVID-19 vaccinations at the weekly media briefing in Indianapolis on Feb. 24.

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INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box will host a virtual media briefing to provide updates on COVID-19 and its impact on Indiana at 2:30 this afternoon. Watch it live here.

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Inclement weather across the United States has impacted the delivery of vaccines to states. Local health officers have their fingers crossed vaccines will arrive in the nick of time.

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GOSHEN — While Elkhart County’s COVID-19 positivity rate has been dropping in recent weeks, K-12 school-sponsored events and extracurricular activities in the county will not be seeing any changes to their current virus mitigation policies, at least for the time being.

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INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box will host a virtual media briefing to provide updates on COVID-19 and its impact on Indiana at 2:30 this afternoon. You can watch that briefing here.

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GOSHEN — While keeping COVID-19 restrictions in place until at least 70% of the adult population has been vaccinated is the general goal of the local medical community, Elkhart County Health Officer Bethany Wait noted Friday that it’s possible the county’s restrictions could be lifted prior …

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INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box will host a virtual media briefing to provide updates on COVID-19 and its impact on Indiana at 2:30 this afternoon. Watch it here.

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Up until recently, Elkhart County had three locations to get vaccines: the health department, Goshen Hospital and Elkhart General Hospital. Recently, two more were added: Maple City Health/Vista in Goshen and Heart City Health in Elkhart.

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INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box will host a virtual media briefing to provide updates on COVID-19 and its impact on Indiana at 2:30 this afternoon. View the briefing here.

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Elkhart, Noble, LaGrange, Kosciusko, St. Joseph and Marshall counties are all now at level orange on the Indiana Department of Health’s metrics map.

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The Elkhart County Health Department recently received permission from the Indiana Department of Health to have a mobile vaccination clinic. The first one is Saturday.

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INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box will host a virtual media briefing to provide updates on COVID-19 and its impact on Indiana at 2:30 this afternoon. You can watch that update live here.

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ELKHART — Dr. Michelle Bache, vice president of medical affairs for Elkhart General Hospital, said in a recorded interview Friday that COVID-19 rates have dropped significantly at EGH, about 60%, since November.

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health today announced that a new strain of the virus that causes COVID-19 has been identified in Indiana.

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INDIANAPOLIS — High interest in COVID-19 vaccines has caused slowdowns to the state’s vaccine registration site and 211 system, but both systems are working, according to information provided by the Indiana State Department of Health.

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INDIANAPOLIS — State officials announced Wednesday that vaccine allocation would prioritize those most at risk for hospitalization and death from COVID-19, starting with those ages 80 and older.

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