U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today released the following statement after St. Joseph County health officials announced the first case of COVID-19 in Indiana’s 2nd District and President Trump addressed the nation from the Oval Office on the federal response to coronavirus:
“The arrival of coronavirus in our community is a development our public health authorities and health care workers have been preparing for, and I’m confident they are doing everything possible to protect Hoosiers. Governor Eric Holcomb and State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box are doing a phenomenal job coordinating our state’s response and making sure communities across Indiana are ready to confront coronavirus. I spoke with St. Joseph County Health Officer Dr. Robert Einterz after today’s announcement, and I will remain in close contact with state and local officials to ensure they have the resources they need.
“As President Trump told the nation tonight: We’re all in this together. Our country has faced many challenges, and we will overcome this with strength and resolve. I look forward to working with the president to keep our economy on track and ensure American workers and families continue to thrive.
“It is more important than ever that Hoosiers continue taking simple but important precautions: wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and stay home if you are sick. If you experience symptoms of COVID-19 – fever, cough, and shortness of breath – call your doctor and remain at home until you receive further instructions.”