BY: DAVID SHEPHERD, NEWS DIRECTOR
JASPER -- Dubois County has been placed under a CODE RED designation by the state for the high COVID-19 positivity rate.
49 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the county Wednesday.
The state issues the following guidelines for counties under a CODE RED.
- Grade schools remain in-person or consider hybrid learning; middle and high schools consider virtual learning.
- No assemblies or large group activities.
- Extracurricular activities canceled.
- Discourage social events.
- County education leaders work with local health department to consider implementing aggressive prevention efforts in schools and communities.
READ THE FULL STATEMENT FROM THE DUBOIS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT BELOW....
The Indiana State Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard has designated Dubois County “Code Red” as of November 4, 2020. The “Red” designation indicates very high positivity and community spread within the county.
As always, we are asking all county residents to please do their part to help slow the spread by following the 3 V’s
- VIGILANT- Be vigilant when you are around other individuals by following the public health guidelines we currently have in place. These are physical distancing, wearing a mask, avoid crowds, stay home if you are sick or have been tested, and practice good hygiene.
- VENTILATION- In Indoor spaces you should keep air moving with fans, cracking windows and opening doors when possible.
- VACCINE- Get your flu vaccine now and COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available.
Also, a reminder to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, the ISDH will make 3 attempts to contact the positive case within 48 hours. Please answer their call so the demographic survey can be completed, and the close contacts can be obtained. If you are not contacted on the first day of receiving your results, call the ISDH COVID-19 hotline at (877)-826-0011.
The Dubois County Health Department will closely monitor the situation by reviewing the positive case counts, positivity rates and hospitalization rates to determine future action items, which may be implemented if Dubois County sustains the “Code Red” designation for a two-week period.