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Health Leaders Blame Small Gatherings For Uptick In COVID-19 Cases

Local health officials say its better to do small gatherings with only immediate members of your household or with relatives virtually. They also recommend watching sporting events on television or online.

Posted: Oct 15, 2020 5:36 PM
Updated: Oct 16, 2020 11:39 AM

State health officials have determined through contact tracing that close gatherings with friends or family members are to blame for the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases.

"I am a little nervous a little bit of the time because I travel so much from Michigan to Evansville and all over the country doing work" says Andrew Caporuscio.

As the holiday season approaches, more families will spend time together.

"We usually all just get together for Thanksgiving and Christmas just hang around the family, just like to have one big family gathering" adds Caporuscio.

Most families often times letting their guards down when they spend time with friends or family. Top health officials have recommended Americans rethink their holiday plans.

"Those events are the very events that turn out to be the big contributors to our positive cases" says Indiana's Gov. Eric Holcomb.

Local health officials say its better to do small gatherings with only immediate members of your household or with relatives virtually. They also recommend watching sporting events on television or online.

"Well my dad has had two kidneys transplants in the last 25 years so anything that makes me the most nervous is to make him sick from what I do, so that is my biggest fear"

After coming out of quarantine, Gov. Holcomb resumed his normal schedule with care, as he pushes for the state of Indiana to mask up and practice social distancing.

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