The Ohio County Health Department is organized for the purpose of health promotion and communicable disease prevention for the entire Ohio County community. Risk education and public health awareness are directed toward individuals of all ages to achieve optimal health. The department will facilitate programs that educate, enforce, and provide services for the promotion and maintenance of a healthy environment in Ohio County.
The Indiana State Department of Health has confirmed 477 positive cases throughout the state of Indiana. There have been 14 total deaths. Ohio County has 1 confirmed case of COVID-19 as of Tuesday March 24, 2020
Indiana Stay-At-Home Order FAQ
INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb delivered a statewide address Monday March 23 to order that Hoosiers remain in their homes except when they are at work or for permitted activities, such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety. Click here to see the executive order.
- There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
- The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
General questions from the public or healthcare provider inquiries about COVID-19 may be directed to the ISDH COVID-19 Call Center at the toll-free number 877-826-0011 (available 24/7) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Best way to protect yourself from any respiratory illness, including the flu, is to:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Stay home when sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and was your hands
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces with appropriate disinfectant.
Please use the ISDH COVID 19 website (http://on.in.govCOVID19) for the latest information.
Any further questions please call ISDH (317) 233-7125
Center for Disease Control (770) 488-7100
AREA HEALTH DEPARTMENTS:
Dearborn County (812) 537-8826
Ripley County (812) 689-0506
Switzerland County (812) 427-3220
URGENT CARE (812) 539-2911
POISON CONTROL 1-800-222-1222
WIC (812) 537-4089
PREGNANCY CARE CENTER:
62 Doughty Road Suite #5
Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025
COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH:
24hr Emergency Services 537-1302
Rising Sun 438-2711
107 Bridgeway St Suite 101 Aurora, IN 47001