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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 21 additional confirmed deaths since Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 2,469. The state announced more than 46,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 496,000 Hoosiers tested.

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The state of Indiana is launching a public service campaign to urge Hoosiers to wear a mask when in public to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

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Starting Tuesday face masks will be required in Elkhart County in public when social distancing of 6 feet cannot be maintained. This order comes after a continued surge of COVID-19 cases in the county.

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Today the LaGrange County Health Department announced that the Indiana State Dept. of Health will offer mobile COVID-19 testing in the county Thursday and Friday (June 18 and 19.)

More information is below. 

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During the weekly St. Joseph County, Indiana COVID-19 update Friday, officials continued to stress caution as businesses start reopening and people begin venturing out. 

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The St. Joseph County, Indiana health order requiring residents wear face masks in public started Tuesday. But there’s been some confusion about how and if the order can be enforced.

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St. Joseph County Health Officer, Robert Einterz, MD, issued a Public Health Order Sunday night.

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The Amish community in Elkhart County has been hard at work over the last month sewing and donating face masks. The group collectively donated roughly 4,500 masks to Goshen Health.

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Hundreds of cars snaked around the University Park Mall in Mishawaka Monday morning to receive free face masks. 

The line of cars stretched out into the road, all waiting to receive a coveted face mask for protection against COVID-19.

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Healthcare workers and first responders across the U.S. are dealing with face mask and gown shortages. Several locals armed with sewing machines are taking matters into their own hands.

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Elkhart County is asking for volunteers to make face masks and gowns and for people to help operate its COVID-19 information phone bank.