ELKHART, Ind. – Today alone, Elkhart county has seen 67 additional COVID-19 cases. The county has had a 20% increase in hospitalizations in just one week. This afternoon, the area was categorized as an ‘orange’ hot spot. Executive Director of Indiana Homeland Security, Stephen Cox, is now working with the county rolling out an education campaign to help business owners mitigate the threat of the virus.

“We’re currently working with the state fire marshal’s office, with the local fire department, and fire marshal’s staff to provide education and support to organizations that are in counties or states that find themselves in the red, orange category and request assistance of the state,” said Cox.

Director Cox, a former chief of South Bend Fire Department, visited Elkhart

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