Marshall County moves to "yellow" Covid metric
MARSHALL COUNTY, Ind.--- Marshall County has moved to the Indiana's "yellow" Covid metric joining Elkhart and six other counties in the state. Marshall County's Covid positivity rate has decreased by 20 percent since the county hit its peak of 24 percent positivity on December 30th.
"I’m very proud of our citizens and I’m very proud of our businesses for taking that extra step to make sure that patrons are covering with their masks," said Kevin Overmyer, President of Marshall County Commissioners.
Local business owners are also encouraged by the recent trends.
"I’ve been here since October, right in the middle of it all, so hearing that it’s going down gives me a little bit of hope that we’re going to survive it," said Robert Taylor, owner of Rob's Grill in Plymouth. "I think with the vaccines and everything that’s happened a lot of people are starting to pull together."
Overmyer is hoping these latest numbers could lead to a boost in morale for the county's most vulnerable population.
"Hopefully if we stay on this downward trend for the next two weeks, long term care facilities can start opening back up to family members," said Overmyer.
Marshall County must stay in the "yellow" metric for two weeks before Covid restrictions can be dialed back.