Here are a few things we thought you might want to know for Thursday, November 19, 2020:
Cass County remains in orange this week on the state’s color-coded COVID-19 county metrics map. Orange indicates moderate community spread of COVID-19.
Fulton County moved from yellow to orange. White County moved from orange to red, indicating very high positivity and community spread. Carroll, Pulaski, Miami and Howard counties also remain orange.
Cass County shows 469 weekly cases per 100,000 residents and an increasing 7-day positivity rate of 10.88%.
Only one Indiana county, Putnam County, remains yellow, which indicates moderate community spread. This week there are no Indiana counties with low community spread.
Wednesday’s update included 22 new cases of COVID-19 in Cass County, and Thursday’s update included 26 new cases, for a total to date of 2828. Two new deaths were reported Wednesday and 2 on Thursday, for a total to date of 31.
In counties under the orange metric, social gatherings of any kind, and events are limited to 50 people 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.
More information is available here.
The Cass County Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone with information about a crash that occurred around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 near the intersection of County Road 600 West and South River Road to contact the Sheriff’s office at 574-722-6060 or 574-753-7800. In a news release issued overnight, the sheriff’s department said all attempts to identify the victims from the crash had been unsuccessful, and no additional info had been released as of 2 p.m. Thursday. More information can be found here.
“This is a tragic scene, we need the community to assist with identification of the victims so that we can notify their families,” stated Sheriff Schroder.
A wind advisory is in effect from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020.
The National Weather Service says there is an increased risk for grass, field, brush, and ditch fires as well as unmonitored campfires to spread out of control Thursday.
Burning is not recommended. More info here.
Attorney General Curtis Hill urges Hoosiers to visit IndianaEquifaxClaims.com and file a claim for a restitution payment in light of the 2017 Equifax data breach. The last day for Hoosiers to file claims is Dec. 16, but Attorney General Hill said Hoosiers should file their claims as soon as possible.
The Equifax data breach occurred from May 2017 to July 2017 and impacted approximately 147 million Americans, including roughly 3.9 million Indiana residents.
Read more here.
11/20: Cass County Council Meeting
11/23: American Red Cross Blood Drive at Deer Creek Community Center
11/23: Food Finders Drive-Thru Mobile Pantry at Hillcrest Baptist Church