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COVID-19 PANDEMIC

 

 

Harrison County, Indiana, cases

 

 

For case counts, visit the State's COVID-19 Dashboard page

 

 


 

 

Governor Holcomb's Newest Order Regarding Opening Businesses Again

 

 (Getting Back on Track)

 


 

Reopening guidance for businesses, public spaces, etc., from the CDC

 

  Printable PDF file: Guidance for cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, etc.

 


 

All of Governor Holcomb's Executive Orders for 2020

 

 

 


 

 

If you have a fever of 100 degrees F AND a cough, you should call your healthcare provider to determine your next course of action.

 

 

The Harrison County Health Department is working closely with the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH)

and the CDC to monitor the situation locally and ensure the safety of the community.

 

 


 

 

SYMPTOMS

 

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (typically 5-6 days) *

 

(symptoms from Wikipedia "Coronavirus Disease 2019")

 

* based on what has been seen as the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses

 

 

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, get medical attention immediately.  Emergency warning signs include:

 

Trouble breathing

Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

New confusion or inability to arouse 

Bluish lips or face

 

*  This list is not all inclusive.  Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

 

 

 

If you feel you have symptoms, contact your medical provider or visit:

 

IU's Virtual Health Clinic Free Coronavirus Screening

 

OR

 

the CDC's "What To Do If You Are Sick" page

 

 

 


 

 

RESOURCES

The COVID-19 situation is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation, and the Department's goal is to slow the spread of the virus in our community while minimizing the negative impact on people's ability to engage in routine activities.  Below is a brief overview of the important but somewhat confusing public health terminology: isolation, quarantine, and self-monitoring.  These are the recommendations as of March 9, but as always with an evolving situation, are subject to change if new information becomes available.

 

Isolation and quarantine are public health measures to help protect the public by preventing exposure to people who have or may have a contagious disease, such as COVID-19.  These measures are particularly important when trying to minimize the spread of a virus that is new, such as COVID-19.  When a virus is new, science has not had the time to develop other important public health tools such as diagnostic testing, treatment and vaccines.  So slowing the spread of the disease becomes an important intervention.

  • Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.  If a person is diagnosed with COVID-19, they are put into isolation - either at home or in the hospital if they need additional care.

  • Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who are exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.  If you have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 and you are not sick, you would be asked to stay at home and that would be called quarantine.  Household contacts and family members of people currently quarantined can go about their normal business, they just need to self-monitor for fever or other symptoms.  Should they develop any symptoms, they need to call their doctor.

  • Self-monitor: Sometimes we ask people to "self-monitor" for fever (100.4 degrees F or greater) and other symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat.  While self-monitoring, a person can go about their routine activities like working or going to school, but they need to watch for the development of any symptoms. 

 

 

IU Health Portal

 

 

 

WHO Updates

 

 

 

CDC Updates

 

 

 

ISDH Updates