November 16, 2020: 3 things to know and 3 upcoming events

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Here are a few things we thought you might want to know for Monday, Nov. 16, 2020:

Indiana saw another record day of newly-reported cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, with 8,451. Another 6,844 cases were reported on Sunday. In Cass County, 34 new cases were reported on Saturday and 48 were reported Sunday, for a total of 2,749 cases to date and 356 cases in November.

New pandemic requirements for all Hoosiers and targeted restrictions for counties that have high levels of COVID-19 took effect on Sunday, Nov. 15 and will remain in effect until at least Dec. 12.

The Indiana Department of Health has established a color-coded county map that measures weekly cases per 100,000 residents and the seven-day positivity rate for all tests completed. Each county is assigned a color based on the average of scores for the two metrics. Restrictions are assigned based on the map, which is updated each Wednesday at www.coronavirus.in.gov.

Cass County is in the orange category, which indicates the county’s community spread is approaching high levels.

  • Social gatherings of any kind, indoor or outdoor, are limited to 50 people.
  • A special, seasonal or commercial event for which more than 50 people will be in attendance, must submit a plan to the local health department at least seven days in advance and receive approval before proceeding.

These requirements remain until a county moves to Yellow or Blue for two straight weeks.

Regardless of a county’s color code, face coverings are required for all Hoosiers. Businesses of all types are required to place clearly visible signs at their public and employee entrances notifying all that face coverings are required.

All customers in restaurants and bars are required to be seated. Tables, counters, or other seating arrangements must be spaced six feet apart.

Read more here: https://www.casscountyonline.com/2020/11/indiana-governor-announces-covid-19-county-metrics-and-requirements/


Logansport Community Schools announced that beginning today, Monday, November 16, Logansport Junior High School will transition to e-learning through Tuesday, November 24.

Logansport Junior High Students will begin a hybrid schedule beginning Monday, November 30 through Friday, January 15.

A hybrid schedule is a mixture of in-person and online instruction which reduces the number of students on campus at any given time.

Logansport High School is beginning a hybrid schedule this week. More info here.

Lewis Cass students in grades 6 through 12 will have virtual learning via Google meet thru Nov. 24. (More info here).


The Salvation Army in Logansport has shared some info for volunteers interested in helping with two of their annual holiday programs.

They are preparing to provide toys and gifts to 600 kids from birth to high school through the Angel Tree program.

For Bell Ringing, you can sign up at www.registertoring.org. There are 1,200 volunteer hours available, November 19-December 24, Monday through Saturday, from 11 a.m.-7p.m. Sites are Big Lots, D&R, Rural King, and 2 doors at Walmart.

You can follow The Salvation Army Logansport on Facebook for the most up-to-date information through the holidays.

More info here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Here are some of the upcoming events you’ll find on CassCountyCalendar.com.

11/16: Logansport City Council Committee Meetings

11/18: Logansport Parks Board Meeting and Dog Park Presentation

11/26: Free Thanksgiving Meal (Pickup or Delivery)

You can find more local information on CassCountyOnline.com and more local events at CassCountyCalendar.com.