January 11, 2021: 3 things to know and 3 upcoming events

Last Updated on January 11, 2021 by Michelle Dials / Cass County Online

Here are a few things we thought you might want to know for Monday, January 11, 2021:

Gov. Eric J. Holcomb, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and Attorney General-elect Todd Rokita will be sworn into office by the Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush during a small, private ceremony at the Indiana State Museum at 11 a.m. today.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the event is closed to the public, but can be viewed online. More info here.

Flags are at half-staff until sunset on January 13 to honor United States Capitol Police Officers Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, and all Capitol Police Officers and law enforcement.

Gov. Holcomb also asks businesses and residents in Indiana to lower their flags to half-staff.

Nearly 86,000 Hoosiers age 80 or older had scheduled appointments to receive free COVID-19 vaccines as of 4 p.m. Sunday.

Hoosiers can continue to register at https://ourshot.in.gov, by calling 211 or by contacting one of Indiana‚Äôs Area Agencies on Aging for help. A caregiver or loved one also may make an appointment on behalf of an eligible senior.

Additional groups, such as those based on underlying health conditions, will be added as more vaccine becomes available. Updates will be posted at https://ourshot.in.gov.

As of yesterday’s update, 354 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Cass County in January. bringing the total reported to date to 4,550 cases and 56 deaths. ISDH reported a 7-day positivity rate of 15.8% for Cass County.

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

1/11: Food Finders Mobile Pantry at Revolution Community Church at 11 a.m. today

1/20: St. John’s Cemetery Association Annual Meeting

1/20: American Red Cross Blood Drive at Ivy Tech Community College

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