Health department issues recommendations for St. Joseph County residents

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- St. Joseph County issued new recommendations on Wednesday to help curb the spread of COVID-19. The recommendations include virtual learning for high schools, working from home, take-out dining and curbside pickup from stores.

The Department of Health recommends:

Avoid social gatherings and assemblies outside of your immediate family/household.

Support local restaurants through take-out rather than in-person dining.

Pivot high school classes to virtual learning until after winter break. Depending on their circumstance, each district may choose to have middle school go virtual as well.

Pause all extra curricular activities or conduct them remotely as feasible. In the event these activities cannot be paused or done remotely, limit spectators to parents/guardians/siblings until after winter break.

Encourage employees to work from home whenever possible.

Encourage businesses and establishments to offer curbside and contactless options.

Reward businesses committed to COVID-prevention practices with your shopping dollars.

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