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NOTICE: Our satellite vaccination clinic at 1209 S. Main St., Martinsville, IN (the old Save-a-Lot) is now CLOSED.
COVID-19 vaccines will be administered at the Morgan County Health Department Location:
180 S. Main St. Suite 252
Martinsville IN 46151
Beginning July 7, 2021 COVID vaccines will be available by appointment only on Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00am-3:30pm (closed for lunch 11:30-1:00pm)
Appointments may be made following this link: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/24159814f1dd4f69b6c22e7e87bca65b
Or by calling (765) 342-6621 for assistance
We will also offer COVID vaccines (Pfizer ages 12-17) and (Moderna or J&J for ages 18 and older) during our child vaccine clinics held every Tuesday, by appointment only. Please call, (765)-342-6621 to schedule an appointment.
I just got my Moderna vaccine. Now what? https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/files/21_Moderna%20palm%20card%206.7.pdf
I just got my Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Now what? https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/files/21_JJ%20palm%20card_6-7.pdf
I just got my Pfizer vaccine. Now what? https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/files/21_Pfizer%20palm%20card.pdf
Already received the vaccine? Make sure you’re on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s v-safe after vaccination health checker.
New Hours at the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic:
1209 South Main St.
Martinsville, IN 46151 (Save-a-Lot)
As you know, Governor Holcomb has lifted the mask mandate as of April 6, 2021. However, the wearing of a face covering is still heavily encouraged by the CDC, the Indiana Department of Health, the Morgan County Commissioners and the Morgan County Health Department. While there are lower levels of COVID-19 currently, there are signs that we may be facing an increase soon. Please remain vigilant in your sanitation, handwashing, cleaning and sanitizing of common surfaces, and social distancing. If you or your employees do not wish to wear masks, please encourage them to space themselves appropriately and discourage close gathering.
All previous requirements regarding the spacing of tables and the use of single-use menus, utensils and the discontinuance of self-service buffets are still highly recommended.
Businesses do have the right to require masks/ face coverings in their establishments.
Please review the new Morgan County Ordinance 2021-5 regarding restrictions related to public health & COVID-19.
Today we moved to the Blue Advisory Level in Morgan County.
Masks must still be worn. Tables must be spaced 6 feet apart. Social gatherings can now be up to 250 people or 100% of the capacity of the establishment where people are gathering, if that happens to be over 250 people. Again- food establishments are still under the “6 feet between tables” rule, without reference or regard to capacity.
Capacities for venues other than food establishments have changed. Details are within Executive Order 21-06.
Today we officially move to the yellow advisory level in Morgan County. This does not change much for restaurants, more for social events and gatherings, according to Executive Order 21-02.
Masks must still be worn.
Tables must be spaced 6 feet apart.
To clear up a couple of misconceptions... Tables may have more than six diners at them- there is no limit, currently, as long as the diners are in the same group. Also, the number of diners allowed in restaurants are not limited by the capacity, but by the distance between tables/groups (6 feet edge-to-edge) in order to provide social distancing.
Page 7 of Executive Order 21-02 covers this:
Social gatherings and events change more with the Advisory Level color, though, as seen on page 8 of Executive Order 21-02:
There is a lot more info for the social gatherings & events, available at the link to Governor Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-02 above.
The governor opened up the vaccines to those age 60 & above this week, so if anyone is interested in receiving the vaccination, you may sign up at https://ourshot.in.gov Or call 211, & an operator will assist you in getting an appointment at a nearby clinic.
A list of persons eligible for vaccination is available at the State's website.
Morgan County is now in the orange advisory level (as of 1-27-2021), so bar seating and buffets/self-service food areas may reopen.
Masks and social distancing still apply everywhere. For more information on restrictions in the orange advisory level, please see pages 7 & 12-13 of Executive Order 20-48.
The red level advisory restrictions were based upon a letter from the Morgan County Health Officer. The Red Level Advisory restrictions may return if the numbers go back up, as all restrictions are data driven.
Morgan County is expanding our vaccination schedule as we have access to more vaccine. Those age 70+ are now eligible to register for vaccination for COVID-19 at ourshot.in.gov
As you know, we now have widespread community transmission of COVID-19. We are at an 18.82% positivity rate on the ISDH Coronavirus Dashboard.
Under the provisions of Governor Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-48, Dr Broderick, the Health Officer for Morgan County, has issued new restrictions for all businesses and entities within our county.
The letter is the official release of this information, but the main points are as follows:
In order to leave the RED category designation, we must have county metrics below 15% for a minimum of 2 weeks.
PLEASE NOTE: There is free COVID-19 testing at the Morgan County Fairgrounds from Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-6pm this week and next week, (through December 19, 2020). The fairgrounds are located at 1749 Hospital Dr. in Martinsville.
Executive Order 20-48 was released this afternoon. We would like to draw your attention to these specific sections for ALL BUSINESSES & ENTITIES IN INDIANA: Clearly visible signage required on the entrances requiring a face mask be worn by all individuals entering the business (page 6); Updated COVID-Response Plans (page 5-6), Social Distancing & Sanitation Requirements (page 6); Compliance with IOSHA Standards (page 6); Guidance for all Employees/Businesses (page 7). Restaurants/bars/taverns must maintain 6 feet between tables/parties/groups, all patrons must remain seated while consuming food & drink or when otherwise remaining on the premises (page 7). Social gatherings and event directives (page 8-9). Information on schools (page 9-10). Measures & Restrictions Based on Color-Coding (pages 11-14).
We are still waiting for written guidance &/or the new Executive Orders to be published. We will update when we have information.
The eighth renewal of the Public Health Emergency Declaration for the COVID-19 Outbreak, signed on October 31st, 2020 (Executive Order 20-47).
Masks are still required when indoors, in public, & anywhere social distancing can not be maintained.
We are headed into Phase 5 of the Back on Track Indiana Plan on September 26, 2020. Restaurants may reopen at 100% capacity, with social distancing, and buffets/salad bars may reopen for self-service, though the recommendation is for a staff member to serve the patrons (not required).
Masks are still required when indoors, in public, and anywhere social distancing can not be maintained. Please see the documents below:
We are currently in the third continuation of Stage 4.5. The governor has issued Executive Order 20-42.
Governor Holcomb has passed Executive Order 20-37, mandating a face covering for the next thirty days, beginning at 1201am on Monday, July 27, 2020. There are numerous parts to this order, including definitions for face coverings and face shields. Important to note: If a person is incapable of wearing a cloth face covering over the nose & mouth due to one of the exemptions under section 4 of the order, they are strongly encouraged to wear a face shield instead. There are no longer any criminal penalties attached to this mandate.
Temporary Signage may be downloaded and printed from the sites below. You may also purchase pre-printed signs or make your own.
Links to Important Information:
For those establishments that have been closed for a while, the ISDH has put out a guidance document on how to get the water systems working again safely (whether you drained the system or allowed it to sit stagnant).
The Morgan County Health Department, ISDH, and local hospitals are closely monitoring the ongoing outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) related illnesses in individuals who recently traveled to high risk countries. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and communicate as more information comes available. Follow us on Facebook@MorganCountyHealth and find additional information at:
If you experience symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath AND have a recent history of travel to high risk countries OR contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19 (Coronavirus):
Then, call ahead before visiting a doctor’s office or emergency room.
Prevention for coronavirus (COVID-19) is the same as for the flu!
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds!