Tippecanoe County Health Department

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The Tippecanoe County Health Department order restricting county bars, restaurants, and nightclubs could remain in effect as Indiana moves into Stage 5 of the state’s Back On Track reopening plan this weekend.

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The Tippecanoe County Health Department announced Wednesday 17 novel coronavirus cases have been confirmed at the Rosewalk Village nursing home in Lafayette. 

Tippecanoe County Health Officer Dr. Jeremy Adler says after a Rosewalk employee tested positive for COVID-19 last week, a strike team was called in and confirmed 16 resident cases. 

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Tippecanoe County officials urged residents to wear face masks to protect themselves and others as Stage 3 of Indiana's reopening plan begins -- now two days earlier than planned, on Friday, May 22 -- and as the county reported its third death from COVID-19. The Indiana State Department also reported 331 cases in Tippecanoe County Wednesday, a one-day increase of 18. 

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Tippecanoe County Health Officer Dr. Jeremy Adler says he hopes additional COVID-19 restrictions won’t be necessary in the coming days, but decisions about new guidelines will be made after looking at a range of data on a day-to-day basis.

“What we look at is not just the number of confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases,” Adler says. “We also look at the percentage of COVID-19 tests that are positive.” 

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Tippecanoe County’s COVID-19 case total jumped to 156 Sunday, the county’s biggest one-day increase since the Indiana State Department of Health began tracking novel coronavirus numbers in early March. ISDH reported a total of 36 new positive cases. 

ISDH also reported 1,132 COVID-19 deaths statewide, and 19,933 novel coronavirus cases. 

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Tippecanoe County’s COVID-19 cases rose to 120 Saturday, and the Indiana State Department of Health reported 1,115 novel coronavirus deaths statewide. 

ISDH also reported 19,295 confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide, with 104,141 tests conducted. 

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Tippecanoe County’s confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 102 Wednesday. Tippecanoe County Health Officer Dr. Jeremy Adler says five of those cases are employees of a Tyson Foods facility in Logansport, which shut down temporarily after workers there tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

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Tippecanoe County’s COVID-19 case count rose to 90 Monday, and the Indiana State Department of Health reported 844 Hoosier deaths from the novel coronavirus.

ISDH also reported 15,961 confirmed novel coronavirus cases statewide.

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Tippecanoe County Health Officer Dr. Jeremy Adler Wednesday said the pace of the county’s re-opening process would depend upon increased COVID-19 testing capability and substantial contact tracing for confirmed novel coronavirus cases. 

“One of the things we hope to accomplish in our contact tracing program is if any of those individuals who are in close contact are in quarantine do develop symptoms, we want to have a system in place where they can be tested quickly, so we can find out if they also have COVID-19,” Adler said.

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Tippecanoe County’s COVID-19 case surge has shifted from mid-April to early May, and officials are starting to consider how --and how soon-- residents, businesses, and local government could return to normal.

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Purdue University announced Wednesday all events on the West Lafayette campus would be cancelled through June 30.

In an earlier statement, Purdue Provost Jay Akridge said a decision on June events would be reached by April 15; a decision about July events will be made by May 15. Courses with a May or June start date will be conducted remotely. 

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The Tippecanoe County Health Department issued an order for county residents to cancel or postpone community events through June 30.

In a health officer’s order dated April 8, Tippecanoe County Health Officer Dr. Jeremy Adler decreed that gatherings including, but not limited to, “festivals, fairs, carnivals, camps, and sporting events” should be deferred. 

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The Tippecanoe County Health Department announced Friday the first death from COVID-19 in the county.

The resident was one of eight confirmed cases reported by the health department since March 18. The department said the patient was a male over the age of 60, and had been hospitalized at IU Health Arnett. 

The health department said they made the announcement “with deep sorrow.”

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A fourth Tippecanoe County resident has been diagnosed with a positive case of COVID-19. 

In a statement Tuesday, the Tippecanoe County Health Department said the resident had recently traveled to Aruba, and is isolating at their home. 

Earlier, Purdue University confirmed a student had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. 

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As concerns about coronavirus continue to escalate across the country, the Tippecanoe County Health Department issued a public health alert Wednesday. County Health Officer Jeremy Adler advised residents against immediately heading to the emergency room if they’re concerned about possible coronavirus symptoms. 

“We are asking the public to avoid visiting emergency departments unless you have significant symptoms, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, and/or other risk factors for coronavirus,” Adler says. 

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