(La Porte, IN) - La Porte County was designated ORANGE today by the Indiana Department of Health based on the county’s seven-day average of COVID-19 positive cases and rate of cases per 100,000.
Being mindful and proactive in protecting our citizens of all ages, La Porte County Health Department strongly recommends following the Center for Disease Control guidelines of wearing a mask while in public indoor spaces.
- Wear a mask in public indoor settings if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
- Fully vaccinated people might choose to mask regardless of the level of transmission, particularly if they or someone in their household is immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease or if someone in their household is unvaccinated.
- Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
According to the Health Department, if you came into close contact with someone with COVID-19, get tested 3-5 days after the date of your exposure and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days after exposure or until you receive a negative test result.
Other health department recommendations include isolating if you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the previous ten days or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and consider vaccination as a means of protecting yourself and others. Vaccination is safe and effective at reducing disease, death, and hospitalization, health officials said.