Dubios Co. Health Department Releases Update on Local COVID-19 Response


JASPER -- The Dubois County Health Department is also asking residents to take measures to protect themselves from COVID-19.

If you think you've been exposed and have symptoms, local health officials urge you to call your healthcare provider or Memorial Hospital.  Symptoms include cough, fever, and  difficulty breathing.  Remember, medical staff must follow the state guidelines for testing.

You can read more from the Dubois County Health Department below...

There are NO confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Dubois County residents.  The main focus now is to prevent this infection in our local community.  We all must do our part to implement social distancing, self-isolation, and good hand washing to prevent infection of this virus. 

All testing performed by Indiana State Department of Health is done using their protocol.  The Dubois County Health Department and Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center are REQUIRED to follow the Indiana State Department of Health Algorithm guidelines.

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider or the Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center Alternative Screening Site at 812.996.6330. ***NEW EXTENDED HOURS*** Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Governor Eric Holcomb made several announcements during his press conference on           3-19-2020 including:

  • mandating closure of ALL public and private schools in the state until May 1, 2020 and canceling all state mandated assessments for the current academic year
  • aligning with the federal government to delay the state of Indiana’s income tax payments from April 15 to July 15
  • providers of essential utility services such as gas and electric, water, etc. are prohibited from discontinuing services to any customer during this public health emergency
  • Eli Lilly and Company will be assisting the Indiana State Department of Health with expanding and accelerating COVID-19 testing in Indiana

For the complete list of Executive Orders, please visit www.IN.gov.

As the situation of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to change rapidly, our top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our community.