Coronavirus Update: March 24, 2020

March 24, 2020
Covid 19: 41,000 new cases were reported worldwide yesterday, with more than 10,000 of those in the U.S.  As of this morning, Indiana has had a total of 259 Cases in 51 Counties and (4 in Hancock County) and 7 deaths (one in Hancock County); nearly 2,000 have been tested.

Current projections indicate Indiana will hit the surge of COVID-19 positive patients in mid-April so we are taking advantage of this time to continue our preparations:

As we enter this new phase of our fight against the Coronavirus, there will be a tendency toward isolating ourselves socially as well as physically. As I was reminded yesterday, there are ways to be “relationally close” while “physically distant”. Even if you can’t spend physical time with them, dial up your family and your friends and speak “face-to-face” with them on your phone. Do what my daughters do (one lives in Texas) when they spend time “together”: video chat; play video games over the Internet; watch the same move at the same time (there is an app for that); share recipes and cook the meal “together”; binge-watch something on Netflix then FaceTime your thoughts about it; or play a board game on your phone with a friend (there ‘s an app for that too).

If you find yourself with extra time while we wait for the storm to hit, you may end up surfing the Internet to try and better understanding what is happening in the world.  If you, like me, are concerned with the barrage of misinformation on the Internet and are wondering what sources are trustworthy, I would recommend the following:

If you are interested in tracking the growth of the disease then I would recommend the CDC and ISDH websites as well as the following:

Please continue to take opportunities to refresh during a period of low census – it is quite likely we will become very busy in the weeks to come so it will be important to head into that time as fresh as we can be.

All the Best,



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