Coronavirus Disease

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11-1-2021

Please make an appointment for your vaccine or booster here:

https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/24159814f1dd4f69b6c22e7e87bca65b

All of the latest COVID-19 information can be found on our Facebook page! Please click here for the latest updates:

https://www.facebook.com/MorganCountyHealth

6-29-2021

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.

Vaccines available:

Moderna (ages 18 and older) FACT SHEET

I just got my Moderna vaccine. Now what? https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/files/21_Moderna%20palm%20card%206.7.pdf

Johnson and Johnson (ages 18 and older) FACT SHEET

I just got my Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Now what? https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/files/21_JJ%20palm%20card_6-7.pdf

Pfizer (ages 12 and older) FACT SHEET

YOUTH FACT SHEET

I just got my Pfizer vaccine. Now what? https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/files/21_Pfizer%20palm%20card.pdf

Indiana COVID vaccine dashboard

Already received the vaccine? Make sure you’re on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s v-safe after vaccination health checker.

Executive Order 21-14

4-26-2021

New Hours at the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic:

1209 South Main St.
Martinsville, IN 46151 (Save-a-Lot)

  • Monday 9am-5:50pm-no walk ins after 4pm (closed for lunch 11:20am- 12:30pm)
  • Tuesday: closed
  • Wednesday: 10am-7:50pm- no walk ins after 5:30pm (closed for lunch 2:50pm-4pm
  • Thursday: 9am-5:50pm no walk ins after 4pm (closed for lunch 11:50am-1pm)
  • Friday: 10am-5:50pm- no walk ins after 4pm (closed for lunch 1:50pm-3pm)
  • Sat/Sun: closed

4-6-2021

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.

3-18-2021

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.

2-24-2021

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:

Executive Order 21-02

Social gatherings and events change more with the Advisory Level color, though, as seen on page 8 of Executive Order 21-02:

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.

1-28-2021

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.

Advisory Level/County Metrics Map

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.

1-15-2021

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

1-8-2021

Morgan County COVID-19 Vaccine Information

12-9-2020

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:

  • All businesses must adhere to strict social distancing guidelines. Delivery or curbside service is preferred.
  • All self-service food stations, (buffets), are closed. You may have an employee serve the food from behind a barrier, as some of you did before.
  • Restaurants, bars & fraternal organizations must operate at 50% capacity (this is already the case for many of you who have kept tables 6 feet apart, as required all along).
  • Bar seating is closed. Table seating in the bar is acceptable if the tables are at least 6 feet apart or separated by a barrier.
  • Restaurants, bars & fraternal organizations must be closed & cleared of customers between 12am-5am.
  • Customer’s masks may be removed only when seated in restaurants/bars.
  • “Masks are required” signage must be placed on all business entrances.

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.

11-13-2020

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).

Current Coronavirus Stats & County Map

COVID-19 County Guidelines by Color

Long Term Care Guidance Page

LTC Guidance for the Holidays

11-12-2020, 250pm

We are still waiting for written guidance &/or the new Executive Orders to be published. We will update when we have information.

11-1-2020

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.

9-25-2020

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:

9-10-2020

We are currently in the third continuation of Stage 4.5. The governor has issued Executive Order 20-42.

7-24-2020

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.

7-16-2020

Indiana will remain in Stage 4.5 through at least the end of July. Please check the Back on Track page and the Food Establishment information page for more information.

7-15-2020

Links to Important Information:

5-6-2020

COVID-19 Guidelines for Food Establishments.

5-1-2020

Reopening Guidelines from Governor Holcomb

4-30-2020

CDC: Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes

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).

CDC: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

CDC: General Business Frequently Asked Questions

OSHA: Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

4-29-2020

FDA: Shopping for food during the COVID-19 Pandemic- a guide for shoppers

Rails to Trails: Using Trails and Outdoor Spaces Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic

4-9-2020

Morgan County Health Department Recommends Face Coverings when Social Distancing is Difficult

4-6-2020

CDC: Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings, Especially in Areas of Significant Community-Based Transmission

CDC: Instructions for Face Masks, Sew & No-Sew Versions

ISDH: COVID-19 Guidance for Wearing Face-Coverings in Public

FSSA: Guidance for COVID-19

4-3-2020

Gov. Holcomb extends stay-at-home order through April 20

3-26-2020

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):

  • Call the ISDH Epidemiology Resource Center at 317-233-7125 or (317-233-1325 after hours)

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!

How to: Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Guidelines

POSTER to print and display: Stop the Spread of Germs

CDC Factsheet: What you need to know

CDC Factsheet: What to do if you are sick with COVID-19

CDC: Information for Employers

CDC: People at Risk for Serious Illness

CDC: What you can do to support older adults