Daviess County Downgraded to CODE ORANGE After Positivity Rate Error Was Discovered


DAVIESS COUNTY -- Officials in Daviess County have downgraded to a CODE ORANGE.

In a statement released Monday morning, the county’s health officer says an error was made that resulted in incorrect positivity rates in some areas.

The move to CODE ORANGE will increase the number of people you can have at a gathering.

It does NOT, however, impact the use of masks, social distancing requirements and other mitigation measures put in place by the governor’s Executive Orders.


"During the Indiana Department of Health press conference with Governor Holcomb on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, it was announced the state had identified an error resulting in incorrect positivity rates at both the state and county levels. The error has been rectified. After reviewing the information received on the change in calculations, the Daviess County Health Officer (in conjunction with the County Commissioners) made the decision to change the Daviess County designation from Red to Orange, effective immediately.

This change will affect the allowable number of attendees at social gatherings and events. It will not affect the use of masks, social distancing requirements, and other mitigation measures set forth in Governor Holcomb’s Executive Orders. The color coded maps are released on a weekly basis and our future designations will be determined by those numbers.

Our staff continue to work diligently to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We thank the citizens of Daviess County for their continued cooperation during these difficult times."

Daviess County Health Officer

Merle R. Holsopple, MD