How to keep your kids safe during Indiana's quarantine

James Millward, DMSc, PA-C, gives parents tips on how to keep their families safe during quarantine.

Posted: Mar 25, 2020 11:39 PM
Updated: Mar 26, 2020 2:40 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Just last week, the number of positive COVID-19 cases was 56, on Thursday it rose to 477.

James Millward, DMSc, PA-C, of Indiana University Health says it’s crucial for parents to protect their families with good hygiene practices.

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Millward says, “As we’re cleaning our homes, making sure we’re storing these products in safe places that are out of sight and out of reach from toddler’s exploring little hands.”

Fort Wayne parents know that it can be tricky storing chemicals with little ones in the home.

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Millward says, “We have to be thinking about where these things are located and especially for young children, that may not immediately understand what these products are. It’s keeping them up high and out of reach is very important.

In times like these, safety goes far beyond just storing cleaning supplies properly.

It’s also important to teach your children how to use them as well.

Millward also says, “Consistently teaching hand hygiene to the children if you’re using hand sanitizers allows those to dry properly before the child touches their face or eyes. I think those are the key things to remember when we’re talking to our children.”

Millward encourages all parents and caregivers to listen to the Vital Minds podcast for information on how you can become experts in safety as well. The American Cleaning Institute is working with the Physician Assistant Foundation to help lead the nationwide effort to educate parents and caregivers to reduce potential poison exposures with the Packets Up! campaign. For more information visit, PacketsUp.com.

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 52685

Reported Deaths: 2775
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion12192697
Lake5764251
Elkhart372061
Allen2988135
St. Joseph223570
Hamilton1779101
Cass16519
Hendricks1482100
Johnson1366118
Porter86738
Vanderburgh8586
Tippecanoe79510
Clark72844
Madison68564
LaPorte63928
Howard61758
Bartholomew60945
Kosciusko5874
Marshall57412
Noble52628
Boone49744
LaGrange49110
Delaware48452
Jackson4813
Hancock47236
Shelby46225
Floyd42544
Monroe37528
Dubois3447
Morgan34431
Grant33426
Henry30618
Montgomery29720
Clinton2913
White28110
Warrick27929
Dearborn27723
Vigo2638
Decatur25732
Lawrence25325
Harrison22022
Greene20032
Miami1972
Jennings18012
Putnam1758
DeKalb1714
Scott1669
Wayne1656
Perry16010
Daviess15117
Jasper1422
Orange14023
Steuben1403
Ripley1357
Gibson1332
Franklin1288
Wabash1203
Carroll1142
Starke1103
Fayette1087
Whitley1086
Newton10110
Huntington932
Jefferson932
Wells841
Randolph814
Fulton791
Knox730
Jay720
Posey680
Washington681
Pulaski661
Clay655
Rush633
Spencer621
Owen541
Sullivan541
Benton510
Adams491
Brown461
Blackford412
Fountain382
Tipton361
Crawford350
Switzerland320
Parke280
Martin260
Ohio230
Vermillion200
Warren161
Pike150
Union150
Unassigned0193

Ohio Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 67995

Reported Deaths: 3069
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Franklin12574449
Cuyahoga9509400
Hamilton7179208
Lucas3110306
Marion275739
Montgomery264737
Summit2420209
Pickaway223542
Mahoning1996239
Butler194247
Columbiana140560
Stark1252116
Lorain120870
Trumbull107178
Warren106827
Clark83210
Delaware78415
Fairfield75117
Lake64322
Tuscarawas62811
Licking61913
Medina61432
Belmont57224
Clermont5327
Miami52031
Wood51551
Portage50760
Ashtabula45244
Geauga43643
Richland3926
Allen39141
Greene3809
Wayne37856
Erie30822
Mercer30410
Holmes2645
Huron2643
Darke26126
Madison2309
Ottawa21924
Athens2011
Sandusky18015
Coshocton1554
Ross1543
Washington14920
Putnam14615
Crawford1405
Jefferson1322
Morrow1291
Hardin12512
Union1191
Auglaize1124
Muskingum1061
Preble961
Lawrence930
Clinton922
Hancock921
Monroe8917
Hocking848
Guernsey834
Scioto800
Ashland782
Shelby784
Williams772
Logan731
Carroll713
Fulton710
Wyandot665
Brown621
Champaign601
Knox591
Fayette580
Highland581
Defiance563
Perry501
Van Wert501
Seneca432
Henry380
Paulding350
Jackson320
Pike290
Adams282
Vinton232
Gallia211
Noble140
Harrison131
Meigs130
Morgan130
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