A Single Rose Florist

The Elkhart County Health Officer has just issued new guidance on reopening schools. She is recommending that schools can offer an option to reopen for in-person instruction. In addition, Dr. Lydia Mertz will also announce today that Elkhart County will move to Stage 4.5 with the rest of the state in reopening the economy. Elkhart County had been "paused" at Stage 4 behind the rest of the state due to earlier surging COVID-19 case numbers.

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Many weddings, funerals, and birthday celebrations have been postponed or cancelled entirely during the coronavirus pandemic. Some florists in Michiana are struggling to sell flowers with no events, even though Spring is one of their busiest seasons.