Latest COVID-19 Information

Check this page often for regular updates on COVID-19 in Huntington County.

Updated November 25, 2020

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COVID-19 Data for Huntington County

For the latest case information for Huntington County, please visit the Indiana State Department of Health website coronavirus.in.gov. Updates are posted daily at noon.

The Indiana State Department of Health relies on the 7-Day Positivity Rate Moving Average and Weekly New Cases Per 100,000 Residents to measure the outbreak’s severity on a county-by-county basis. To read more about how these are calculated, click here.

The ISDH Color-Coded Metrics Map assigns each county a color based on the severity of its outbreak:

  • Blue – low community spread.
  • Yellow – moderate community spread.
  • Orange – high community spread.
  • Red – very high community spread.

Huntington County’s current status is ORANGE.

  • Social gatherings of all kinds, indoors or outdoors, are limited to 50 people.
  • Click here for a complete list of guidelines under Executive Order 20-48 issued by Gov. Eric Holcomb.
  • Click here for a summary of COVID-19 measures enacted in the City of Huntington.
  • Click here to read City Council Resolution 16-R-20 and Executive Order 4.

Keeping Your Family Safe

Masks are safer than not wearing one. Six feet is safer than crowding together. Clean hands are safer than unwashed hands.

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has issued an executive order requiring all Hoosiers 8 and older to wear a mask:

  • In indoor public spaces including but not limited to a workplace, business, school or public facility.
  • When using public transportation, taxis or ride-sharing services.
  • In outdoor public spaces when physical distancing of six feet cannot be ensured.

Other measures that help reduce the spread include:

  • Keep a safe distance of at least six feet from others not in your household.
  • Avoid large gatherings and crowds.
  • Wash and sanitize your hands often.
  • Stay home if you are sick.

COVID-19 Testing Details

Anyone who lives or works in Indiana can get tested for free, regardless of symptoms, at one of the sites listed below:

  • 225 Hauenstein Road. Appointments can be scheduled online at scheduling.coronavirus.in.gov. Available times are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
  • 1601 N. Jefferson St. Appointments can be scheduled online at lhi.care/covidtesting. Available times are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidelines on who should get tested:

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • People who have had close contact (within six feet for a total of 15 minutes or more) with someone with confirmed COVID-19.
  • People who have been asked or referred to get testing by their healthcare provider, local health department or state health department.

If you get tested, the CDC states you should self-quarantine/isolate at home pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or public health professional.

If you test positive, prevent others from getting sick by taking these proactive steps listed in this CDC article.

Closures and other announcements

For the safety of Huntington residents and City employees, all city building offices and lobbies will close to the public at 8 a.m. Monday, November 23. All City government services will continue to be provided. The closures will remain in effect until further notice, and all visitors are required to schedule an appointment and wear a mask while in the building.

  • At this time, City Council and Board of Public Works & Safety meetings will be held in person in the Council Chambers on the third floor of the City Building (300 Cherry St.). Doors will unlock 30 minutes before each meeting and close immediately following.

Community Resources

The City of Huntington and the United Way of Huntington County have partnered with Livinguard to provide better, more comfortable masks to Huntington County residents, local non-profits and community partners. These masks are available to residents through a generous 1:1 match from Livinguard. Supplies are limited so click here to provide sizing and quantity information.

Organizations serving Huntington County can access the Huntington County COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund grant application here.

A COVID-19 Resource Guide for individuals in Huntington County is available from the United Way of Huntington County.

The City continues to accept applications for its COVID-19 Grant Program from businesses whose operations have been harmed during the public health emergency. Eligible businesses that operate within City limits may receive grant funding of up to $10,000. Questions should be directed to bryn.keplinger@huntington.in.us, and the application form may be found here.

Individuals who have lost income due to COVID-19 may be eligible for assistance through several available relief programs:

  • Indiana’s Rental Assistance Portal provides up to $500 a month for four months to help cover monthly rent payments and past due rent. The application can be started at ihcda.in.gov/submit or by calling (844) 463-7468.
  • The Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network provides assistance to Indiana homeowners who are struggling to make mortgage payments. Visit 877gethope.org or call (877) 285-0401 for more information.
  • Duke Energy residential customers can visit duke-energy.com/ExtraTime to set up an extended payment plan. More complex needs can be addressed by calling (800) 521-2232.
  • Vectren customers can visit vectren.com/assistance or call (800) 227-1376 to learn about payment assistance options.
  • NIPSCO customers can visit nipsco.com/paymentplans or call (800) 4-NIPSCO to enroll for flexible payment arrangements and partial payment plans.
  • Visit in.gov/dwd/2362.htm for information on state unemployment benefits.

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