INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
A MESSAGE FROM OUR DIRECTOR
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. 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
COVER COUGHS AND SNEEZES
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
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
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