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COVID-19 Update

April 3

- 2 Deaths identified in Floyd County

 - 31 People Tested on 4/2/2020

 - Total 804 patients tested in Floyd County since 3/13/2020*

 - 18 new positive patients identified

*(95 Total positives identified by Floyd County; 47 Floyd County Residents identified from this group)* 

**Numbers of tests conducted are compiled from Floyd County Health Dept, Baptist Health Floyd Hospital and Medical Groups, and other Physician Offices in Floyd County.  Numbers listed above may not include all patients tested if information is not being provided to Floyd County Health Department, as requested. 

 


 

Possible Covid-19 Exposure

If you visited the following locations, you may have been exposed to COVID-19:

Baptist Lab Phlebotomy Station Suite 100
1919 State Street, New Albany IN 47150
Dates: 3/17/2020- 3/18/2020

Spring Valley Funeral Home
1218 E. Spring Street, New Albany IN 47150
Dates: 3/23/2020

Baptist Health Medical Group Family Medicine (Northgate)
3605 Northgate Court, New Albany IN 47150
Dates: 03/16/2020

American Health Network
1919 State Street, Ste 440, New Albany IN 47150
Dates: 3/9/2020, 3/10/2020, 3/13/2020, and 3/16/2020

If you begin to experience symptoms, please contact the Floyd County Health Department at 812-948-4726 or the COVID-19 hotline at 812-981-7610.

 


 

Closure Mandate Per Floyd County Health Officer Effective March 23, 2020   9:00 PM

In an effort to slow the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), Dr. Thomas Harris, Floyd County Health Officer, does hereby order a mandate for all non-essential retail services to close walk-in service to the public.

This includes, but may not be limited to:  automobile dealers (with exception of services), furniture stores, electronic & appliance stores (with the exception of services), cosmetic stores, personal care stores, salons & barber shops, tattoo parlors, clothing & shoe stores, jewelry stores, sporting goods stores, music shops, book stores, hobby/craft stores, florists, office supply/stationary/gift stores, libraries, fitness centers, karate schools and auctions.

Exemptions to this mandate are as follows:  auto & appliance repair services, car rentals, home & garden supply dealers, banks, credit unions & other financial services, grocery & markets, liquor stores, pharmacies, gas stations, supercenters, pet stores, and curbside & carryout food services.

All non-essential retail services shall remain closed, beginning March 23, 2020, 9:00 p.m., until further notification from the Floyd County Health Department.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience.  Together we will prevail.

Thomas M. Harris, MD, FACEP
Floyd County Health Officer

 


 

Floyd County Retail Food Markets

Shopping Hours for Seniors / Immune Compromised

(LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)

Big Lots: 9-10am
Billy Joes: 9-10am
Cash Saver: 9-10am
Dollar General: 8-9am
Family Dollar (8390 State Rd 64 Georgetown): 8-9am
Family Dollar (both NA locations): 9-10am
Gas & Stuff: 9-10am
Jacobi’s Foodmarts: 9-10am
Kroger/Jay-C: Mon-Thurs 7-8am
Meijer: Tues/Thurs 7-8am (Mon/Wed 7-8am for essential personnel)
Rainbow Blossom: Mon-Sat 9-10am, Sun 11a-12pm
Sav-A-Lot: 8-9am
Sav-A-Step Foodmarts: 9-10am
Seeds & Greens: 8:45-9:30am
Target: Wed 8-9am
Taylor's Cajun Meat Company: 8-9am
Walgreens: Tues 8-9am
Walmart: Tues 6-7am

 


Guidance on child cares remaining open/closing in light of COVID-19 pandemic

March 21, 2020

Child care is an essential service. This means that the operations of child care are necessary to continue to support the function of societal operations.

Click here for more information on Child Care Operations

 


 

The FC Health Department is announcing a pilot project to test for COVID-19

We will be using a drive-thru format. Initially, the testing will be done in the parking lot of the Floyd County Health Department. This testing will only be done on prescreened patients. If you are currently testing, please continue this practice. Our tests will be run by a non-governmental lab. The intent is to identify and test patients that do not require immediate hospitalization.

The patients will be prescreened by the primary care provider or the Floyd County Health Department. The patient will then be given an arrival time. We are not doing on demand testing; the prescreening process is essential to avoid delays and wasted, unnecessary tests.

On arrival, the patient will have a copy of their government ID and insurance card (if available) made using an electronic device. We will ask them for contact numbers. A swab will be done of the nasopharynx. We will notify the patient of test results. We anticipate the testing process itself will take less than five minutes. The results may take several days to return.

We would like to emphasize that this process will not test people who show up without prescreening. We will not initially be testing walk-ins. Our initial service hours start on the 20th will be 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.

This testing plan is a project in evolution. We will update you on changes in hours, format, and testing procedures. If you have any questions, please contact us at (812) 948-4726, ext. 656 

Thomas M. Harris, MD, FACEP
Floyd County Health Officer

 


 

Epidemiology Resource Center

For questions concerning COVID-19 please call the Epidemiology Resource Center at 877-826-0011 24/7.

If you think you have met the CDC guidelines for self-monitoring or if you feel like you need to self- quarantine but have questions please call the Floyd County Health Department at 812-981-7610.

If you think you have met the CDC guidelines for exposure to a confirmed case, have attended an event that has had a confirmed case and are starting to show symptoms such as:

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
• Fever
• Cough
• Shortness of breath

If you think you need to see a doctor please call your medical provider. If you do not have one, call Baptist Health Urgent Care Highlander Point, 800 Highlander Point Dr. #103, Floyd Knobs Indiana, 47119. (812) 923-6336. Please call ahead and let them know that you have concerns with COVID-19 before you show up.

If you have called Ph#877-826-0011 and they have told you need immediate medical attention, call Baptist Health Floyd Emergency Room (812) 948-6742. Once you have arrived call them and they will arrange for you to enter.

 


Floyd County Mass Notification System

 In the event that the county needs to disseminate information to Floyd County Residents regarding Covid-19, we would like to alert Floyd County Residents to sign up for the Floyd County Mass Notification System.

The Mass Notification System is an Emergency Alert System that will alert the residents of Floyd County on weather, imminent threats to health and safety as well as informational notifications that affect your locations or work environments.

Click here to register for the Floyd County Mass Notification System

 


 


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