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Tippecanoe County Health Department reacts to Indiana travel restrictions

The Tippecanoe County Health Department is responding to Ohio and Chicago's latest travel restriction on Indiana.

Posted: Oct 20, 2020 7:33 AM
Updated: Oct 20, 2020 7:59 AM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)—The Tippecanoe County Health Department says the state should consider requiring residents who have traveled to other hot spots to quarantine.

This reaction is in response to Ohio and Chicago's latest travel restriction on Indiana. It requires anyone from Indiana traveling to the areas to quarantine for 14 days. It's an effort to keep those communities safe as Indiana's COVID-19 cases increase dramatically. 

Administrator at the Tippecanoe County Health Department Khala Hochstedler said cases in Indiana are currently worse than they were earlier this year during the stay at home order. She said as cases continue to rise in the state, there needs to be changes.

"Clearly something needs to change," said Hochstedler. "I feel like when we went to Stage 5 everyone kind of maybe forgot the seriousness of it because businesses are open and you are allowed to do stuff again."

Hochstedler said the state does not have any travel restrictions in place for people traveling to Indiana. She said counties have the ability to create restrictions with direction from the health officer.

However, the Tippecanoe County Health Department is waiting to make decisions after Governor Eric Holcomb's weekly press briefing on Wednesday.

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