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STAY SAFE, ELKHART

COVID-19
RESOURCES
& ASSISTANCE

The City of Elkhart invites members of our community to use the resource on this page and keep up-to-date on developing news.

NEWS
COVID-19 NUMBERS

STAY SAFE, ELKHART

COVID-19 RESOURCES & ASSISTANCE

The City of Elkhart invites members of our community to use the resource on this page and keep up-to-date on developing news.

NEWS
COVID-19 NUMBERS

Declaration
of Emergency

Read >

How to
Get Tested

Learn More >

City of Elkhart
COVID-19 Hotline

574.523.2106

Declaration
of Emergency

Read >

How to
Get Tested

Learn More >

City of Elkhart
COVID-19 Hotline

574.523.2106

COVID-19
Resources

All schools are closed for in-person instruction for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. With schools placing all instructional resources online, the City of Elkhart encourages residents to access wi-fi either at one of our public wifi locations (see map here) or at a local school.

Several volunteer and nonprofit organizations continue to offer grocery support services for individuals and families in need. Find resources here related to currently operating grocery assistance organizations.

If you’re 60+ Council on Aging is able to shop for you and drop off your groceries. Call them 574.295.1820 or email info@elkhartcoa.org.

 

 

+ Physical Health

Healthcare professionals and front-line workers are working day-in and day-out to ensure that our community is healthy and protected.Find resources here related to COVID information hubs from organizations such as Beacon Health and the Elkhart County Health Department.


+ Mental Health

Most people are experiencing some amount of grief, stress, depression and worry. For some, these feelings are becoming overwhelming. Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction have compiled resources to help Hoosiers stay connected and maintain their well-being.

Looking for support to help manage stress and anxiety? MyStrength has you covered! This is a FREE resource for dealing with anxiety, stress, depression, substance abuse, parenting, and specific resources for COVID-19.

Council on Aging can help with a variety of resources and services for seniors during this time of isolation. Whether it’s needing an extra hand, or someone to fill in while a regular caregiver is ill or needs a break. They can provide rides to the doctor, pharmacy, or grocery. They can also shop for you and drop off your items. Need an extra hand with some tasks around the house? COA can help with that too. Reach out to the Council on Aging to request the help you are needing right now.

Individuals are encouraged to review information from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) to understand laws and policies pertaining to rental evictions and housing foreclosure.

The Community Foundation of Elkhart County & United Way of Elkhart & LaGrange Counties established a COVID-19 Community Response Fund to support local families and nonprofits.

Local businesses are severely impacted by the current economic climate and restrictions on commerce. Several small business loan and grant programs have launched within recent weeks to support business owners during this time of need. Find resources here related to the types of available SBA funding at national and state levels.

Individuals that are unemployed and/or furloughed due to COVID-19 may find resources.

COVID-19
Resources

All schools are closed for in-person instruction for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. With schools placing all instructional resources online, the City of Elkhart encourages residents to access wi-fi either at one of our public wifi locations (see map here) or at a local school.

Several volunteer and nonprofit organizations continue to offer grocery support services for individuals and families in need. Find resources here related to currently operating grocery assistance organizations.

If you’re 60+ Council on Aging is able to shop for you and drop off your groceries. Call them 574.295.1820 or email info@elkhartcoa.org.

 

 

+ Physical Health

Healthcare professionals and front-line workers are working day-in and day-out to ensure that our community is healthy and protected.Find resources here related to COVID information hubs from organizations such as Beacon Health and the Elkhart County Health Department.


+ Mental Health

Most people are experiencing some amount of grief, stress, depression and worry. For some, these feelings are becoming overwhelming. Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction have compiled resources to help Hoosiers stay connected and maintain their well-being.

Looking for support to help manage stress and anxiety? MyStrength has you covered! This is a FREE resource for dealing with anxiety, stress, depression, substance abuse, parenting, and specific resources for COVID-19.

Council on Aging can help with a variety of resources and services for seniors during this time of isolation. Whether it’s needing an extra hand, or someone to fill in while a regular caregiver is ill or needs a break. They can provide rides to the doctor, pharmacy, or grocery. They can also shop for you and drop off your items. Need an extra hand with some tasks around the house? COA can help with that too. Reach out to the Council on Aging to request the help you are needing right now.

Individuals are encouraged to review information from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) to understand laws and policies pertaining to rental evictions and housing foreclosure.

The Community Foundation of Elkhart County & United Way of Elkhart & LaGrange Counties established a COVID-19 Community Response Fund to support local families and nonprofits.

Local businesses are severely impacted by the current economic climate and restrictions on commerce. Several small business loan and grant programs have launched within recent weeks to support business owners during this time of need. Find resources here related to the types of available SBA funding at national and state levels.

Individuals that are unemployed and/or furloughed due to COVID-19 may find resources.

TESTING LOCATIONS

FAQ

For answers to frequently asked questions please click on any of our links below.
Can’t find your question? Give us a call or contact us below.

I’m worried I have COVID-19, what can I do?2020-04-22T12:55:50-04:00

Beacon Health System

For individuals who have symptoms and are concerned they may have been exposed to coronavirus/COVID-19, there are 2 options to determine if testing is needed. Both options are outlined below along with a brief description of what to expect. If you are having problems breathing or your symptoms are life threatening, call 911 immediately.

Call Beacon’s AnswerLine at 855.523.2225 between 8am – 8pm

  1. A clinician will answer your call and ask you a few screening questions.
  2. Based on your answers to the screening questions, you may be directed to contact a doctor.
  3. You can call your physician and they may refer you to MedPoint or a scheduled telehealth visit.
  4. If you call outside of these hours you may leave a message and someone will call you back during business hours.
  5. If the doctor identifies your symptoms similar to those of COVID-19, they will refer you to a testing site.

Call your physician directly

  1. Call volumes may be up, so we appreciate your patience in advance.
  2. Your physician will ask you a few screening questions.
  3. Depending on your answers they may refer you to a testing site or recommend self-quarantine

Read more at Beacon Health

Care options at Beacon

Learn More

Beacon AnswerLine

855-523-2225

Telehealth 24/7

Get Started

Saint Joseph Health System COVID-19 Hotline

Saint Joseph Health System has testing locations in Elkhart. Call your healthcare provider if you feel sick with fever, cough or shortness of breath. Please let your provider know if you have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19. Your healthcare professional will evaluate you to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19. Saint Joseph Health System Hotline 574-335-8560.

More at SJHS

Learn More

SJHS Hotline

574-335-8560

Telehealth 24/7

Get Started
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?2020-04-29T12:47:22-04:00

Cough

Fever

Shortness of Breath

Sore Throat

Headache

Muscle Pain

Chills

Repeated Shaking with Chills

New Loss of Taste or Smell

What’s open right now?2020-05-20T18:37:04-04:00

Indiana is currently going through its stages of reopening called “Back on Track” Indiana.

 

Beginning May 22, here’s what will open and expand:

https://www.backontrack.in.gov/files/BackOnTrack-IN_WhatsOpen-Closed-stage3.pdf

https://www.backontrack.in.gov/files/BackOnTrack-IN_Overview_Spanish_Phase_03_Updated_V2_518.pdf

Why should I wear a mask?2020-05-20T18:12:44-04:00

Wearing a mask is the best way to not spread the virus. Wearing a mask that securely covers your nose and mouth when you are out in public, at work, or any other situation where you are with others you do not live with, is how we protect our community from this virus.

For more information, check out this resource from the CDC:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

 

NEWS & UPDATES

ALL UPDATES

FAQ

For answers to frequently asked questions please click on any of our links below.
Can’t find your question? Give us a call or contact us below.

I’m worried I have COVID-19, what can I do?2020-04-22T12:55:50-04:00

Beacon Health System

For individuals who have symptoms and are concerned they may have been exposed to coronavirus/COVID-19, there are 2 options to determine if testing is needed. Both options are outlined below along with a brief description of what to expect. If you are having problems breathing or your symptoms are life threatening, call 911 immediately.

Call Beacon’s AnswerLine at 855.523.2225 between 8am – 8pm

  1. A clinician will answer your call and ask you a few screening questions.
  2. Based on your answers to the screening questions, you may be directed to contact a doctor.
  3. You can call your physician and they may refer you to MedPoint or a scheduled telehealth visit.
  4. If you call outside of these hours you may leave a message and someone will call you back during business hours.
  5. If the doctor identifies your symptoms similar to those of COVID-19, they will refer you to a testing site.

Call your physician directly

  1. Call volumes may be up, so we appreciate your patience in advance.
  2. Your physician will ask you a few screening questions.
  3. Depending on your answers they may refer you to a testing site or recommend self-quarantine

Read more at Beacon Health

Care options at Beacon

Learn More

Beacon AnswerLine

855-523-2225

Telehealth 24/7

Get Started

Saint Joseph Health System COVID-19 Hotline

Saint Joseph Health System has testing locations in Elkhart. Call your healthcare provider if you feel sick with fever, cough or shortness of breath. Please let your provider know if you have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19. Your healthcare professional will evaluate you to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19. Saint Joseph Health System Hotline 574-335-8560.

More at SJHS

Learn More

SJHS Hotline

574-335-8560

Telehealth 24/7

Get Started
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?2020-04-29T12:47:22-04:00

Cough

Fever

Shortness of Breath

Sore Throat

Headache

Muscle Pain

Chills

Repeated Shaking with Chills

New Loss of Taste or Smell

What’s open right now?2020-05-20T18:37:04-04:00

Indiana is currently going through its stages of reopening called “Back on Track” Indiana.

 

Beginning May 22, here’s what will open and expand:

https://www.backontrack.in.gov/files/BackOnTrack-IN_WhatsOpen-Closed-stage3.pdf

https://www.backontrack.in.gov/files/BackOnTrack-IN_Overview_Spanish_Phase_03_Updated_V2_518.pdf

Why should I wear a mask?2020-05-20T18:12:44-04:00

Wearing a mask is the best way to not spread the virus. Wearing a mask that securely covers your nose and mouth when you are out in public, at work, or any other situation where you are with others you do not live with, is how we protect our community from this virus.

For more information, check out this resource from the CDC:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

 

NEWS & UPDATES

ALL UPDATES

Got a Question?

Still need help? Fill out the form below, and we will get in touch with you.

HOTLINE

  • 574-523-2106

EMAIL

  • webmaster@coei.org

HOURS

  • MONDAY – 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • TUESDAY – 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • WEDNESDAY – 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • THURSDAY – 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • FRIDAY – 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • SATURDAY – CLOSED
  • SUNDAY – CLOSED

Got a Question?

Still need help? Fill out the form below, and we will get in touch with you.

HOTLINE

  • 574-523-2106

EMAIL

  • webmaster@coei.org

HOURS

  • MONDAY – 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • TUESDAY – 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • WEDNESDAY – 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • THURSDAY – 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • FRIDAY – 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • SATURDAY – CLOSED
  • SUNDAY – CLOSED