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6/25/2020 PSA re:  COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 25th, 2020

The Steuben County Health Department urges all community members and visitors to the county to practice social responsibility in their daily lives and while visiting public areas including businesses and recreational areas. It is important for residents and visitors to socially distance at least 6 feet, wash hands with soap and water often, cover your sneezes and coughs, and wear a face covering when recommended. These measures will help keep our community safe and keep the transmission of COVID-19 as low as possible.

Traveling can increase your risk of contracting COVID-19, especially to regions within the United States that are experiencing an increase in reported cases of COVID-19. Any community member that is planning on traveling to these areas should take all precautions and verify safety recommendations and travel restrictions with local and state officials at the destination.

Steuben County has a total of 114 COVID-19 positive cases, 92 individuals considered recovered and 2 deaths associated with COVID-19.

Testing Information

Local COVID-19 testing is being performed at Cameron Memorial Hospital’s Respiratory Clinic and to be screened for testing call the Cameron COVID-19 testing line at 260-667-5555 daily from 8 AM to 8 PM.

The closest Optumserve location is in Nobel County at the Community Learning Center at 401 E. Diamond St, Kendallville, IN. The hours of operation are 8 AM to 8 PM and an appointment is required. Any individual seeking testing must live or work in Indiana and an appointment can be made by calling 1-888-634-1116 or at https://lhi.care/covidtesting

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