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.
How can I get tested at a drive-thru or ISDH/Optum clinic?
A. The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) continues to expand its ability across the state to test Hoosiers for COVID-19.
Mobile Covid-19 Testing- Monday-Friday 8am-8pm
Location: 13950 Wilson Creek Road, Aurora IN
River Creek Village Shopping Center
Please Wear A Mask
ISDH has also partnered with OptumServe to provide test sites across the state. Registration for testing at an ISDH/Optum site is required and can be completed at https://lhi.care/covidtesting or by phone at 888-634-1116. Hoosiers will not be charged for testing, and insurance is not required. If you have private health insurance, please bring that information with you.
Anyone who lives or works in Indiana can be tested at an Optum site, but you should consider getting tested particularly if you are at high risk because you are over age 65, have diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure or another underlying condition, or if you are a member of a minority population that’s at greater risk – even if you don’t have symptoms. This also includes close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 positive patients when it is imperative that the contact continues to work and/or have close contact with at-risk populations.
The Indiana State Department of Health has confirmed 36,096 positive cases throughout the state of Indiana. There have been 2,052 total deaths. Ohio County has 136 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday October 27th, 2020.
For Updates on COVID-19
SMALL BUSINESS PPE MARKETPLACE
A program to connect small businesses and nonprofit organizations with PPE so they can safely reopen.
When does this start?
- 5/6/2020: Marketplace opens for orders
- 5/8/2020: First deliveries
- GOAL: About 10,000 orders fulfilled this week
- Businesses or nonprofit organizations registered to do business in Indiana with the Indiana Secretary of State
- Those employing less than 150 associates
- An organization that must use PPE to reopen and comply with safe workplace requirements
- Restaurants, retail sales, personal services and office environments
Does it cost?
- The state of Indiana is initially fulfilling orders at no charge.
- When that changes will depend on multiple factors
What PPE can your business receive?
- The marketplace bundles will consist of masks, hand sanitizer and face shields
- Some orders will only be partially filled
CLOTH FACE COVERINGS
Recent studies have shown that a significant portion of individuals with COVID-19 lack symptoms and that even those who eventually develop symptoms can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity — for example, speaking, coughing or sneezing — even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms. In light of this new evidence, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, such as grocery stores and pharmacies, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. It is critical to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus.
Please see link below for more information regarding face masks.
BACK ON TRACK INDIANA STAGE 3
BEGINNING MAY 22nd- JUNE 14th
GUIDELINES FOR ALL HOOSIERS
• Hoosiers 65 and over and those with
high-risk health conditions should remain
at home whenever possible. This is the
population that is most vulnerable
to the coronavirus
• Recommend that residents wear face
coverings in public settings. Residents also
should continue to practice social distancing
and good hygiene
For additional information regarding what is open and what is closed please click on the link below:
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 email@example.com.
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
107 Bridgeway St Suite 101 Aurora, IN 47001