(La Porte County, IN) - On Wednesday, the Indiana State Department of Health shifted La Porte County from "Orange" status to "Red" on their COVID-19 scale. With the change is status, La Porte County will not see many changes regarding government mandated precautions.
Most of the mandates are already included in the county’s health order from November 16, which is still in effect.
Here’s a rundown of what the Red status means to La Porte County residents:
1. Social gatherings are limited to 25 people.
2. La Porte public schools will have 100% remote learning when school resumes on Monday. That will likely continue until January 15. Even if the Red status remains after the 15th, however, La Porte schools still plan to pivot to a hybrid schedule in the second semester.
3. K-12 extracurricular activities will be closed to spectators. Only participants and their families will be allowed. La Porte School District has postponed its K-6 extracurricular until further notice.
4. La Porte County will need to come down from its Red status number for two weeks in a row before being downgraded back to Orange. That’s according to a state rule.
Stay tuned to HometownNewsNow.com and 96.7 The Eagle for the latest information on the impact of COVID-19 in La Porte County.