Vigo County Health Department offers holiday recommendations

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Vigo County Health Department has made recommendations that can keep families safe during the holiday season.

“We’re really not at a good spot to go into the holidays,” stated health educator and media coordinator for Vigo County Health Department Roni Edler. “With our numbers rising and knowing that people are going to come from out of town or travel to go spend time with family, that’s a concern.”

The Indiana department of health announced that 4,462 additional Hoosiers have been diagosed with COVID-19 in the past day.

According to Elder, 42 of those cases were reported in Vigo County.

“This week we saw we have 351 confirmed cases of Covid-19 come in which was 100 cases over the week prior,” explained Elder. “It was our highest week yet. So that’s very discouraging.”

Health department officials have some recommendations if you do decided to participate in holiday activities. Spacing tables and having household members seated together and considering have Thanksgiving outside are just two of the recommendations.

Wearing a mask and social distancing are also recommended.

The Health Department also approved low risk activities such as having virtual dinners, having a small dinner with your household and shopping online rather than in person.

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