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Indiana’s weekly COVID-19 briefing

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) -- Gov. Eric Holcomb and state health commissioner Dr. Kristina Box said in their weekly coronavirus briefing that county contact tracers were told to shorten their scripts when calling positive patients, as well as ask those patients to reach out on their own to their close contacts.

"If you're positive, think about who you've been in contact with, within six feet for 15 minutes or more in a day. Let them know immediately that they may have been exposed and that they need to quarantine. Point them to the many resources on our coronavirus.in.gov website that explain what isolation and quarantine look like and how to do that in your home," Dr. Box said.

You isolate if you test positive and quarantine if you've been exposed.

Gov. Holcomb and state health commissioner Dr. Kristina Box update Indiana's COVID-19 situation.

The first people to get the coronavirus vaccine in Indiana will be front-line health care workers, as well as staff and residents of nursing homes.

Last month, Holcomb mobilized 1800 members of the Indiana National Guard to help with administrative and sanitation work at nursing homes across the state to free up employees to tend to residents.

More of the state's plans to distribute vaccines will be outlined next week.

Corinne Rose

Corinne Rose is a reporter for WPTA.

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