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.
COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in Indiana
The vaccination of Hoosiers against COVID-19 has begun. Any Indiana resident age 50 and older is now eligible to schedule a vaccination appointment, as are long-term care residents, first responders (firefighters, police officers and sheriff’s deputies, emergency medical services, reservists and correctional officers) who are regularly called to the scene of an emergency to give medical aid, and licensed and unlicensed healthcare workers who have in-person contact with patients or infectious material in any healthcare setting.
Hoosiers age 50 and older can schedule a vaccination at the link in the red bar above or by calling 211 if they do not have access to a computer or need assistance registering. Eligible professionals must also live in Indiana and should have received an invitation and registration link from their employer, professional association, or the State of Indiana (Indiana Department of Health, Professional Licensing Agency, Family & Social Services Administration, Department of Homeland Security, or another state agency). If you are eligible and haven’t received an invitation, please ask your employer.
Indiana is using an age-based strategy for vaccine eligibility to have the greatest impact on preventing hospitalizations and death from COVID-19. Please be patient, as vaccine supply is limited. Additional groups will be eligible as soon as vaccine supplies permit.
Please call 211 to register for an appointment or visit website below to register online
Who is eligible to receive vaccine?
If you are an Indiana resident and answer yes to any of these questions, you are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine:
- Are you age 50 or older?
- Do you work or volunteer in healthcare and have (physical or close) contact or face to face interactions with patients? Examples include:
- Inpatient, outpatient, provider office setting, nursing homes, residential care facilities, assisted living facilities, in-home services
- This includes all clinical and non-clinical positions: clinicians, dietary, environmental services, administrators who have direct contact with patients, clergy who see patients in the healthcare setting, non-clinicians who assist in procedures, transportation staff, etc.
- This also includes local health department staff who interact with patients at test sites, health clinics or provide direct patient care
- Do you have exposure to COVID-19 infectious material? (Examples include cleaning of rooms or material from COVID-19 patients, performing COVID-19 testing, other exposure to infected tissue, performing autopsies or other post-mortem examinations of COVID-19 patients)
- Are you a first responder (firefighter, police officer and sheriff’s deputy, emergency medical services, reservist and correctional officer) who is regularly called to the scene of an emergency to give medical aid?
COVID-19 TESTING SITES:
SWITZERLAND CO MED BLDING SWITZ CO
Results usually within 3-5 days
CLIFTY DR JEFFERSON CO
Results usually within 3-5 days
COVID-19 INDIANA COUNTY GUIDELINES BY COLOR
Please Follow Link for current County Guidelines
Updated weekly on Wednesday
Please Wear A Mask
The Indiana State Department of Health has confirmed 392,663 positive cases throughout the state of Indiana. There have been 6,109 total deaths. Ohio County has 272 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday December 8th, 2020.
For Updates on COVID-19 Data Report for each Indiana county
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
COVID-19 HANDOUTS/ FACT SHEETS
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
VIMDOS Clinic 107 Bridgeway St Suite 101 Aurora, IN 47001