Dearborn Co. Enters Level "Yellow" For COVID-19 Spread

Yellow indicates a moderate level of spread.

(Dearborn County, Ind.) - Dearborn County is now level "yellow" for COVID-19 spread. 

The announcement was made Wednesday by Dearborn County Health Officer Dr. Stephen Eliason 

Eliason says being in the yellow indicates a moderate level of community spread. 

According to the Indiana State Department of Health, Dearborn County's seven-day positivity rate is up to 12.75 percent, up from 3.13 percent just days ago. The weekly positive cases per 100,000 residents stands at 97. 

Eliason indicated earlier this week on Eagle Country 99.3 that the county health department expected a spike in positive cases, likely due to Labor Day weekend activity. 

"Please take precautions and observe social distancing, hand hygiene and masks," said Eliason. "Considering staying home from activities where social distancing is not feasible. For parents and guardians, please consider restricting social activities outside of school. Be careful about protecting the elderly and vulnerable individuals."

RELATED STORIES

AUDIO: Dearborn Co. Health Officer Talks Ever-Changing COVID-19 Landscape

More from Local News


Events

Suspect in Custody After Armed Robbery Attempt at Hollywood Casino

Not many details have been released, but some injuries were reported.

Ripley Co. Sheriff's Office Receiving Calls on "Police Officer" Phone Scam

Residents are reminded to never give out personal information over the phone.

Milan 6th Graders Hold Titanic Museum

A fun activity this morning at Milan Schools.

Local Sports Report - March 1, 2024

Six area teams advances to the boys basketball sectional championship round.

Meyer, Mears, Simpson Named IBCA All-State Honorable Mention

The trio is among seven players from the EIAC or ORVC to earn All-State honors.

Local Sports Report - February 28, 2024

The IHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament continued on Wednesday.

On Air

Alison Wiegand playing
Diamond Rio - I Believe

T. Graham Brown Rock Of Ages - PEC ONLY 7:16
Eddy Raven Leaning On The Everlasting Arms - PEC ONLY 7:11
Mercy Me Even If ---PEC Only 7:07
Larry Gatlin Amazing Grace 7:04