COVID-19 Information and Resources
A Message From Our Director:
COVID-19 is the disease caused by the Noval Coronavirus, which the World Health Organization recently designated as a pandemic. The United Way is providing Putnam County residents with resources that help "flatten the curve" and prevent the spread of this highly infectious virus.
This page will be updated daily with important announcements from local and state officials, as well as material from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In addition, the United Way has recently established a COVID-19 Community Relief Fund, which will distribute 100% of all donations to Putnam County families disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and it's economic consequences. Please DONATE today.
How to Protect Yourself and Your Family:
Clean your hands often
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Stay home if you’re sick
Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
Cover coughs and sneezes
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
Throw used tissues in the trash.
Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Wear a facemask if you are sick
If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room.
If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
Clean and disinfect
Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
Local, State, and National Information:
COVID-19 General Information
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Indiana Governor Holcomb Orders Residents to Stay at Home: https://www.in.gov/gov/3232.htm
Putnam County Information
Putnam County Health Department Announces Level 2 Public Health Emergency DOWNLOAD HERE
First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 In Putnam County
City of Greencastle Coronavirus Press Release DOWNLOAD HERE
Putnam County Hospital Coronavirus Press Release DOWNLOAD HERE