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Commissioners Extend Public Health Disaster Emergency Declaration

January 12, 2021
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COVID-19 Public Health Disaster emergencyOn Tuesday, the Marshall County Commissioners extended the Public Health Disaster Emergency Declaration for our county.

With 84 deaths in the county from COVID-19 the commissioners want to keep the severity of this pandemic in the public’s view.   This is the 13th consecutive week Marshall County has been under the emergency declaration.

While the Public Health Disaster Emergency Declaration has no immediate direct effect on businesses and citizens of Marshal County, it does allow County Health Officer, Doctor Bryon Holm the ability to implement any precautions he deems necessary.

The commissioners continue to urge all citizens to wear a mask, wash your hands frequently and social distance of at least 6 feet.  They also want to encourage citizens to sign-up to get the free vaccine at ourshot.in.gov or by calling 211.   If you are not feeling well the commissioners urge you to stay home and those who may have been exposed should quarantine for 14 days.

The Marshall County Commissioners initially implemented a Public Health Disaster Emergency Declaration due to the coronavirus for nine consecutive weeks from March 20th through the middle of May.  With the rise in positive test results and an increase in deaths the commissioners reenacted the Public Health Disaster Emergency Declaration on October 20th and it has remained in place since that date.  This declaration extends the emergency until January 18th.

The commissioners are required by state statute to make the emergency declaration every 7 days.

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