Lieutenant Governor speaks on COVID-19 concerns

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TERRE HAUTE Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Indiana Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch addressed growing concerns surrounding COVID-19 Friday.

She said the state is taking precautions and doing everything they can to protect Hoosiers from the global pandemic.

“We are remaining flexible and we know that in the future if we need to we will change recommendations.”

She adds, during this time people need to educate themselves on how to stay healthy. Crouch said washing your hands properly, covering your cough and knowing the signs and symptoms are a good first step.

“We’re going to get more kits next week, Indiana State Health Commissioner Kristina Box said, adding, “we can expecting some reagents this weekend, but we’re looking outside of that to partner with our other pharmaceutical companies here in the state of Indiana, and with our universities to see how we can develop testing right here at home.”

Crouch said one thing not to do at this time is panic.

In the midst of the virus spreading, people who are not showing symptoms are asking to still get tested, but Crouch said that’s not necessary.

“We can’t test people unless they’ve seen a healthcare provider and doctor and that doctor believes that they have the COVID-19 virus.”

She mentioned, “At the end of the day we [The State] will take whatever steps necessary to ensure that we reduce the spread of this virus.”

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