TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — The Tippecanoe County Health Department announced Thursday that a child under the age of five died from COVID-19. According to the TCHD, the child passed away while being hospitalized for the virus.
The TCHD said it wants to remind people that it strongly recommends that everyone older than two years of age wear a mask in businesses, indoor public spaces, outdoor spaces where social distancing of at least six feet between people from different households is not maintained, and while using public transportation.
In addition to wearing masks, people should continue social distancing, avoiding crowds, washing hands frequently, and staying home when sick.
The Tippecanoe County Health Department also recommends individuals who are 16 years of age and older should get vaccinated against COVID-19.