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.

Thank you,
Chris Flegal
Executive Director

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.  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.

WEARING A FACEMASK IN PUBLIC

It is recommended to wear face masks or cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies). This is extremely helpful in slowing the spread of coronavirus. Face masks should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

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

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

5/1/2020
Governor Holcomb’s Roadmap to Safely Reopen Indiana: https://backontrack.in.gov/

3/23/20
Indiana Governor Holcomb Orders Residents to Stay at Home: https://www.in.gov/gov/3232.htm

3/22/20
Putnam County Health Department Announces Level 2 Public Health Emergency DOWNLOAD HERE

3/22/20 
First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 In Putnam County
https://putnamhealthindiana.org/COVID19/Press%20Release%2003-22-2020.pdf

3/18/20
City of Greencastle Coronavirus Press Release DOWNLOAD HERE

3/11/20
Putnam County Hospital Coronavirus Press Release DOWNLOAD HERE