We’ve all learned a lot lately about what’s necessary and what isn’t. Taco Tuesday with friends from the gym? Delightful but nonessential. Groceries, though—how can you bring home the all-important staples without bringing home the virus? Wait until you really need to shop. If you’re ju…Continue Reading.
Today, our Hancock County Board of Commissioners issued an open letter to all the residents of the county and I believe it provides an exceptional overview of the current situation we are facing together. I encourage you to read the letter below, or in its original form in the attached file. I …Continue Reading.
As I craft this update, the world has reached 1.5 million people with COVID-19 and more than 420,000 in the U.S. Of interest, nearly 80% of all cases worldwide are now in the U.S. and Europe. New York and New Jersey comprise half of the cases in the U.S. Indiana has 6,000 cases and the cent…Continue Reading.
Not long ago, the idea of a day at home—even with work involved—came with blissful thoughts of comfortable clothes, relaxation, and no rush-hour commuting. Something of a treat. Not anymore. Now, as Hoosiers hunker down with their families and pets at home to help to stop the spread of the co…Continue Reading.
On April 2nd, Hancock County had 41 confirmed cases of COVID 19. As of yesterday, April 6th, there were 89 cases. Yes, you read this right – the number of cases in the county more than doubled in just four days. You may find this rapid increase to be troubling, and if so, you would no…Continue Reading.
It would appear that our awaited surge may have begun over the weekend as we experienced an uptick in inpatient admissions for symptomatic patients (PUI) awaiting results of their COVID-19 tests. Because these patients tend to require a longer length of stay, especially in the critical care env…Continue Reading.
On this first Friday in April, the Governor extended the “stay at home” order for an additional two weeks; the President issued a “disaster declaration” for the state of Indiana (which opens up new funding streams); and the federal government appears to be supporting the wearing of masks …Continue Reading.
As I pen this update, the sun is setting and shining brightly through the window of my office, the leaves are peeking out of the buds on the trees, the spring flowers are in full bloom, and I look forward to the task of spending time this weekend mowing our lawn for the first time this year. I …Continue Reading.
Today, the Mayor of Marion County (Joe Hogsett) extended the county’s “stay-at-home” order until May 1st and it appears Governor Holcomb is considering the same action by the end of the week. In addition, the Governor kicked off the “#INthistogether” and reinforced the importance of soc…Continue Reading.
On March 16th, I wrote an “open letter to the community” outlining the potential impact of COVID-19 on the residents of our county. On that date, there were 170,000 reported cases worldwide with 6,500 deaths. There were 3,600 cases, including 68 deaths, in the U.S. At the time, Indiana ha…Continue Reading.