What you need to know; local COVID-19 updates, closures

This page will be updated as often as possible with new local updates, along with any closures or event cancellations.

THIS PAGE UPDATED: Thursday, May 14th – 6:28 PM

INDIANA COVID-19 NUMBERS – 26,053 Positive Cases (+634) – 1,508 Deaths (+26) – 160,239 Tests (+6,325) – 16.3% of tests are positive cases * numbers provided from the Indiana State Department of Health; updates from the state are now made at 12 PM Eastern daily

Breaking it down locally
Kosciusko County – 53 (+2) cases – 1 death – 1,073 tests – this number could change based on the KCHD local update

Elkhart County – 589 (+40) cases – 22 deaths – 4,628 tests
Noble County – 144 (+2) cases – 17 deaths – 588 tests
Wabash County – 68 (+1) cases – 2 deaths – 459 tests
Fulton County – 39 (+2) cases – 1 death – 332 tests
Marshall County – 39 (+2) cases – 1 death – 843 tests
Whitley County – 27 (+4) cases – 1 death – 313 tests

Allen County – 898 cases – 5,786 tests – 61 Deaths
St. Joseph County – 897 cases – 6,697 tests – 28 Deaths

FULL LIST of any delays and closings

COVID-19 Helpful Sources

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Indiana’s Stay-At-Home Order

Indiana State Department of Health
Kosciusko County Health Department
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization

If you would like to see if you need to be tested or not, utilize the following numbers below:
Indiana State Department of Health – 877-826-0011 (24 hour)
Lutheran Health – 260-435-5050
Parkview Health – 877-774-8632
Kosciusko County Health Department Communicable Disease Office – 574-372-3517

COVID-19 Related Articles

Governor Eric Holcomb outlines five-stage plan to get Indiana “back on track”

Kosciusko County Health Department releases analysis on data from COVID-19 survey

Disaster Program give Hoosiers Greater Access to food assistance amid COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 Home Cleaning Guidance

Daily life coping, essentials, goods, services (CDC)

Indiana’s stay-at-home order has officially been extended an additional two weeks

Indiana Historical Society collecting items to tell story of virus

School buildings, both public and private, will remain closed through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year

Governor Eric Holcomb issues a stay-at-home order through at least the end of the day on Monday, April 6th. See the new executive order here

Letter to the Editor: KCH CEO Jae Dale

Parkview Physicians Group creates ‘respiratory clinics’ for patients with symptoms of COVID-19

Kosciusko County closing courthouse, justice building due to statewide stay-at-home declaration

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is asking Hoosiers to be careful when making donations to coronavirus charities or relief organizations

Governor Holcomb announces multiple actions, including extended closure of schools through May 1st

IHSAA officially cancels 2020 Boys State Basketball Tournament

COVID-19 is something new for everyone, even local officials

Indiana reports first death in the state from COVID-19

Governor Holcomb sets additional measures to slow course for COVID-19, including closing restaurants and bars to in-person customers

Teresa Reed from the Kosciusko County Health Department talks COVID-19 on Willie 103.5

President Donald Trump declares coronavirus pandemic a national emergency

Governor Eric Holcomb Statement

Parkview Health implements precautionary measures to mitigate impact of COVID-19

Grace College Update – Classes Canceled through March 17th, transitioning to online courses

Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend closing schools

Event Changes/Cancellations
Kosciusko County
– Kosciusko Area Bus Services (KABS) will REMAIN OPEN for those who need rides to appointments, other community areas

Warsaw closing city buildings, facilities to the public into late April
The city of Warsaw will continue regular city meetings, but are advising watching online

WRSW postpones annual Riley Radio Days

Warsaw Summer Concert Series Canceled

Warsaw Community Schools FAQ Answers and more information and links
Warsaw Community Schools will be CLOSED from Monday, March 16th through Spring Break (April 10th)
Warsaw Community Schools COVID-19 information and eLearning schedule

– Kosciusko Community Senior Services has closed the senior activity center and has suspended all non-essential activities. Essential activities, such as home-delivered meals and transportation to and from appointments are still available
– The Builders Association annual Home and Outdoor Show at the Fairgrounds has been canceled for 2020.
– The April First Friday Summer Camp Round-Up has been canceled

Winona Lake
Winona Lake closes town hall, parks to the public

Tippecanoe Valley
Tippecanoe Valley COVID-19 Statement
Tippecanoe Valley Schools will close following class on Monday
Tippecanoe Valley offering grab-and-go lunches for students

Wawasee COVID-19 Statement
– Wawasee Community Schools are CLOSED through April 10th

– The Maple Leaf Farms corporate store inside their world headquarters in Leesburg will be closed until March 30

Whitley County
Helpful distance learning/eLearning tips for those in the Whitko School District

Elkhart County
– Elkhart County 4-H is suspending any fairground related events for the next 30 days

Other Events
– Purdue Extension has mandated that all 4-H related workshops, events and meetings that have 50 or more people will not meet face to face

IHSAA officially cancels 2020 Boys State Basketball Tournament
IHSAA statement on COVID-19

– Major professional sports seasons suspended: NBA, NHL, MLB, XFL, ATB (tennis), MLS, PGA Tour, NASCAR, IndyCar, Premier League (soccer), MotoGP (motorcycle)
– College athletics (NCAA men’s and women’s winter and spring championships, NAIA, NCCAA, NJCAA)
– Sports still scheduled, but with no fans: N/A
– President Donald Trump is halting travel from the European Union for the next 30 days