As your representative in Washington, I want to relay to you the latest details on COVID-19 -- also known as coronavirus -- and what can be done to minimize risk to exposure.
Update From the Indiana State Department of Health
The complete list of counties with cases is included in the ISDH COVID-19 dashboard at https://www.in.gov/coronavirus/, which is updated every day at 12:00pm.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the state's mask mandate will end April 6, saying instead it will be a mask advisory.
Messages from Cameron hospital, Parkview Health and IU Health:
- Follow the Cameron Memorial Facebook page and the Parkview Health Facebook page to keep up with latest relevant information and guidance on the virus.
- If you have questions, please consider this your first stop.
Cameron Memorial can direct questions to their COVID-19 Resource Line at (260) 667-5555. A team member will be available to answer questions and connect you with relevant resources.
If you feel symptoms or know someone who believes they are feeling symptoms of COVID-19, please refer to this resource page on parkview.com for screening resources.
More information on COVID-19, including answers to frequently asked questions, can be found at cdc.gov/covid19. Information can also be found on the Allen County Department of Health website or by calling the department’s COVID-19 hotline at 260-449-4499.
- IU Health is currently offering a free virtual screening for the COVID-19 virus online or through a mobile app. The virtual screening will be staffed 24/7 by IU health professionals. The medical professionals will recommend and facilitate next steps for patients based on the virtual screening results.
You can access the virtual screening through an app on the Apple store here, an app on the Google Play store here, or an online portal here.
Many caregivers are navigating how to talk to their kids during the #COVID19 emergency. Please share this video containing several tips on this topic with any caregivers you know who might be struggling during this time.
Milk banking – much like blood banking or food banking – is a critical need and particularly at risk during the COVID-19 outbreak. Now more than ever, The Milk Bank needs donations. Learn more about being a donor http://themilkbank.org/donate-milk.
Help with Alcohol, Opioid and Other Drug Addiction
COVID-19 has proven to be a high-risk situation for many Hoosiers that struggle with excessive alcohol use. Has this current pandemic impacted you or a loved one? Click here for tips on how to get the help needed at this time.
If you or a loved one is struggling with alcohol addiction you can visit this resource guide for AA help for Hoosiers in northeast Indiana.
If you or a loved one is struggling with an drug/opioid-related problem, you can call DMHA’s Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990 for crisis counseling. Calls are toll-free, multi-lingual and confidential. Hoosiers can also text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
You can also call the Indiana State Department of Health at 317-233-7125 (or 317-233-1325 after 8 p.m.)