The Jay County Health Department, in consultation with the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and the local medical community, has confirmed the first case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in a county resident. The patient is presently self-isolating at home. No additional information about the patient will be released due to privacy laws.
It is common knowledge at this point that the county and nation as a whole is facing a rather trying time due to the COVID-19 virus (commonly referred to as the Coronavirus). There is debate amongst residents as to the severity of the virus, of course, but as events unfold and more information is learned it has been decided to take action. As such, the Jay County Commissioners have elected to take the following steps.