Decatur County COVID-19 Data

12,177

Total Tested

2,791

Positive Results

92

Total Deaths

Updated April 20, 12:05 p.m.

Results are according to IN.gov. The number of positives of Decatur County residents may include testing that was conducted out-of-county. Conversely, the number of total tests may also include submissions for non-Decatur County residents.

For COVID-19 Vaccine appointments click here www.ourshot.in.gov.

Need to request an appointment with a provider? In person or by Telehealth? Call

812-222-DOCS

or CLICK HERE and complete the online form to request an appointment and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly to confirm your appointment details.

Important links for more information:

COVID-19 Vaccination

Vaccinations are by appointment only. No walk-ins permitted.
Visit www.ourshot.in.gov to schedule your vaccine.

Hours of operation are:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8 am –  5 pm
Tuesday and Thursday 7 am –  7 pm
Saturday 8 am – 12 noon

Please know that at this time we are only able to vaccinate those who are included on the state’s current list of approved people to vaccinate.  This only includes healthcare workers, first responders, long term care residents and anyone 16 years and older.

Indiana educators and school staff are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine at all vaccination sites. The eligible include teachers and staff in Pre-Kindergarten through high school, head start, child care centers, licensed child care providers, janitors, cafeteria workers, substitute teachers, and classroom aides.

Visit www.ourshot.in.gov or call 211 or 866-211-9966 for state details.
If you want to reschedule or cancel your vaccination time, please visit https://eportal.isdh.in.gov/C19VAXPUBLIC/ or call 211 or 866-211-9966.

To locate our clinic, please follow directional signs on the hospital campus. Drive to the rear of the building to the designated parking spaces near the entrance to the vaccination clinic.  Enter Door #7 which will open directly into the COVID Vaccination Clinic. Do not enter the hospital main entrance.

If you have additional questions that DCMH can help you answer, please call 812-663-1159.

The goal is for everyone to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as quantities are available.

PROTECTING YOURSELF IN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommend wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, like grocery stores and pharmacies. The CDC also advises the use of cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and to prevent people who may have the virus and aren’t showing symptoms from transmitting it to others.

Before placing a cloth mask, your hands should be washed and sanitized. You should also not pull the mask down over your mouth and nose once it is in place. These are some common mistakes that could cause your mask not to be as effective.

For more information about masks and some ways to make a mask at home click here.

DCMH is doing our part to help keep everyone safe. The following restrictions are in place:

  • Inpatient visitation is restricted to two visitors for each non-COVID patient for the entire duration of the inpatient’s stay.  Visitors must pass the entrance screening guidelines upon entrance into the building.
  • Essential visitors are defined as those who are visiting/accompanying the following patients:  minors under the age of 18, patients in labor (including partner and/or birth coach), patients at end of life, imminently dying, or determining life/death decisions, patients who need a healthcare decision maker to help with communication and/or decision making.
  • Opportunities for alternative communication with patients and their families will be established by DCMH including the use of telephones, video chat, etc.
  • Outpatient visitors are restricted to one single essential visitor for each non-COVID patient necessary to accompany patients at the hospital-located Specialty Clinic, Wound Care, Cancer Care, and the remote locations at Tree City Medical Partners, Decatur County Primary Care and the Well Clinic.  Visitors must pass the entrance screening guidelines upon entrance into the building.
  • It is in the community’s best interests that all visitation be limited.  We ask your thoughtful consideration regarding visitation be limited to only absolutely necessary and to use alternative means of communication with your loved one whenever possible.
  • No visitors with COVID-like or influenza-like illness or condition will be allowed.
  • Limited dietary services will be available to outpatients or visitors.
  • Pharmacy services are available by drive thru and home delivery. Call 812-663-1250 to arrange delivery if you live in Decatur County.

    DCMH Screening

    As a patient or visitor at the hospital, upon entry you will be screened with the following questions:

    • Have you been in direct contact with someone known to have COVID-19?
      • If you have call the Decatur County Memorial Hospital at 812-222-DOCS.
    • Have you been asked to home quarantine by any health department or provider?
      • If you have call the Decatur County Memorial Hospital at 812-222-DOCS.
    • Do you have a fever (>99), cough, or shortness of breath?
      • If you do, are your symptom able to be explained or is this the your “normal state”? (Ex: COPD= Shortness of breath, Lung Cancer= Shortness of breath, cough).
        • If you can explain these symptoms you will be allowed to proceed to your appointment with a mask.
        • If your answers are concerning for COVID-19, you will be asked to return to your vehicle and call the Decatur County Memorial Hospital at 812-222-DOCS.

    Again, if your answers are concerning for COVID-19, you will be asked to return to your vehicle and call the Decatur County Memorial Hospital at 812-222-DOCS.

    If your answers are concerning for an illness that is not COVID-19, you will be asked to put on a mask and restricted from visiting any patients. You will then be directed to register for your intended purpose at the facility (appointment with provider, lab testing, radiology testing, etc.).

    Preventative Care

    We ask that regardless of your risk, and for the safety and health of everyone in our community, including the chronically ill and your healthcare team at Decatur County Memorial Hospital, that you practice the following guidelines to prevent the spread of illness:

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based sanitizer that contains 60% to 95% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them until they are dry. You should use soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid sharing household items. Do not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding that are not your own.
    • Clean all “high-touch” surfaces, such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and steering wheels. Use household disinfectants every day.
    • Stay home if you are experiencing signs and symptoms of any illness. This is called social distancing. It is one of the best strategies for limiting the spread of illness.
    • Monitor your own health. Be diligent in listening to changes in your body that might represent illness, and take care to limit the spread of your illness to others.

    What is COVID-19

    COVID-19 is a strain of a respiratory coronavirus that is spreading rapidly across the world. In most cases (80% of patients), those who experience this virus have fever, cough, and shortness of breath that begins within 3-5 days after being exposed to virus, and lasts approximately 14 days. COVID-19 does have the potential to become a much greater threat to those individuals who suffer from cardiovascular or pulmonary disease, diabetes, hypertension, or cancer which increases the possibility of developing into respiratory distress, pneumonia, or other complications, including death.