The Torch - July Issue

The Torch

State moves to Stage 4.5 of ‘Back on Track Indiana’ plan

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Governor Eric J. Holcomb recently announced that the state will modify the Back On Track Indiana plan through at least July 17.

In version 4.5 of the plan, most restrictions will stay in place. Elkhart County will remain fully in Stage 4 until at least July 17. Local governments may impose more restrictive guidelines.

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Get a biometric screening, earn a $100 e-gift card

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Looking for an easy way to get a quick look at your overall health?Would you like to earn a free $100 e-gift card? If you answered “yes” to either (or both), you’re in luck!

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Mask-up, Hoosiers! Gov. Holcomb, Dr. Box announce initiative to encourage mask wearing

Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Commissioner Dr. Kris Box, M.D., FACOG, have announced a statewide initiative to encourage Hoosiers to wear masks to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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Hands-free while driving law now in effect

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As of July 1, Indiana law prohibits drivers from holding mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, in their hands while driving to reduce distracted driving and improve safety on Hoosier roadways.

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Rainy fun at Ouabache sets the stage for 2020 Run the State return

Group picture of Run the State attendees wearing masks.

A drizzly morning didn’t seem to bother a small bison herd as they relaxed on the wet ground of an enclosure that appeared to dampen increasingly by the minute Saturday, June 27.

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