FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Governor Eric Holcomb held his weekly Wednesday afternoon meeting on all things COVID-19 and says there will be some help heading to Indiana’s long-term care facilities, the national guard.
“Who will work side by side staff members and help them with screening employees and data entry and testing and infection control practices,” Holcomb said.
The changes starting Nov. 1 will help the workers in housing with seniors out.
Many of which have been overwhelmed by the complications COVID-19 brings, but a major change not occurring in Indiana, is stage level.
“It's not wait for something to be a review something on a website. This is promoting best practices,” Holcomb explained.
Chief Medical Officer Doctor Lindsay Weaver says the hospitalizations and case numbers are alarming, especially in those senior centers.
“While we saw cases declined for a while we are now experiencing a surge in COVID and our long-term care facilities, which is why we are taking the additional steps to protect our most vulnerable users,” Dr. Weaver said.
But the help from the national guard will provide relief.
The governor also saying two million N-95 masks are going to long term care facilities.
Holcomb is calling on all Hoosiers to remain active in masking up, social distancing and protect those around you.