COVID-19 Recommendations from the St. Joseph County Health Dept.

Published Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Department of Health is entrusted with protecting the health of our community. When you wear a mask, physically distance, and wash your hands, you make a difference. As our activities move inside, we must do more to control the current spread of COVID-19 infection in our community.

The St. Joseph County Department of Health with support from St. Joseph County Unified Command, is recommending the following:

  • Avoid social gatherings and assemblies outside of your immediate family/household.
  • Support local restaurants through take-out rather than in-person dining.
  • Pivot high school classes to virtual learning until after winter break. Depending on their circumstance, each district may choose to have middle school go virtual as well.
  • Pause all extra curricular activities or conduct them remotely as feasible. In the event these activities cannot be paused or done remotely, limit spectators to parents/guardians/siblings until after winter break.
  • Encourage employees to work from home whenever possible.
  • Encourage businesses and establishments to offer curbside and contactless options.
  • Reward businesses committed to COVID-prevention practices with your shopping dollars.