ALBION, Ind. (WFFT) — Another county in Northeast Indiana is issuing a health order as the state continues to see a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Noble County Health Officer Dr. Terry Gaff says the Public Health Order was created in cooperation with the Health Officers of District 3 in Northeastern Indiana to help make their response to the current surge in COVID-19 cases "as uniform as possible."
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Other counties in District 3 for the Indiana State Department of Health include Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Miami, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley.
Noble County is in the orange status meanwhile every other county around it in District 3 is in red.
"Every citizen should follow mask, hand hygiene and distancing guidelines to help slow down the virus that is filling our hospitals and even killing the most vulnerable among us, Dr. Gaff explains. "You can help us get through this dangerous time, and you should."
Allen County was the first in our area to issue the order after health commissioner Dr. Matthew Sutter said Tuesday the county would enter red status on the ISDH county score map.
You can view the full order below.