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Elkhart travel advisory raised to orange / watch level

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. – The Elkhart County Department of Health has confirmed that there are community-spread cases of the coronavirus which are under investigation. This has prompted the Elkhart County Commissioners and Mayors to raise Elkhart’s travel status to orange / watch level.

During a “watch” travel advisory, only essential travel is recommended such as to and from work or for an emergency.

It is also advised that emergency action plans be used by businesses, schools, government agencies, and other organizations.

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TerryFinnigan 64 days ago
Warning / Red
The highest level of local travel advisory, means that travel may be restricted to emergency management workers only. During a "warning" local travel advisory, individuals are directed to:
(A) refrain from all travel;
(B) comply with necessary emergency measures;
(C) cooperate with public officials and disaster services forces in executing emergency operations plans; and
(D) obey and comply with the lawful directions of properly identified officers.

Watch / Orange
Means that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. During a "watch" local travel advisory, only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations, is recommended, and emergency action plans should be implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies, and other organizations.

Advisory / Yellow
The lowest level of local travel advisory, means that routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation, and individuals should use caution or avoid those areas
mommasbrat2004 64 days ago
How is this different from the state shutting down earlier this week ?
WendyFutral 64 days ago
Where can the definition of the colors be found? What's that even mean, orange? I'd like to have more info on this.
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