Decatur County COVID-19 Data

Total Tested

Positive Results

Total Deaths

Updated October 19, 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.

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Access to our facilities for team members is restricted to the main entrances.

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:

  • All visitors and employees must enter through the main entrance only (near the Emergency Department).
  • No inpatient visitation will be allowed. Exceptions can be made to allow for a parent/guardian of a minor patient. OB exceptions can be made for a spouse/significant other. End of life situations will be decided on a case by case basis.
  • Opportunities for alternative communication with patients and their families will be established by DCMH including the use of telephones, video chat, etc.
  • No visitors will be allowed with patients at Tree City Medical Partners, Decatur County Primary Care and the Well Clinic. Exceptions can be made if a patient is a minor or requires assistance with communication. Visitor must be 18+ years of age.
  • No visitors with influenza-like illness or condition (fever or cough) will be allowed.
  • No Dietary services will be available to the public.
  • Pharmacy services are available by drive thru and home delivery only. 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:

    Starting April 27, 2020 the Decatur County Health Department hotline’s hours will be Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.. If you feel this is an emergency please dial 911.

    • Have you been in direct contact with someone known to have COVID-19?
      • If you have call the Decatur County Health Department hotline at 812-560-5450.
    • Have you been asked to home quarantine by any health department or provider?
      • If you have call the Decatur County Health Department hotline at 812-560-5450.
    • 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 Health Department hotline 812-560-5450.

    Again, if your answers are concerning for COVID-19, you will be asked to return to your vehicle and call the Decatur County Health Department hotline 812-560-5450.

    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.

    DCMH Employees

    Access to our facilities for team members is restricted to the main entrance.

    • All team members are required to participate in the screening upon entry.
    • Team members with fever >99F will be asked to return home and notify their department leader.
    • Team members with new onset of cough and/or shortness of breath (without known reason) and without fever will be asked to return to their vehicle and notify their department leader for guidance.

    Concerning team members and work, have you:

    • Traveled within the last 21 days, or been around someone who has traveled, to an area with known COVID-19 patients (in the US or outside of the US) and have fever, cough, or shortness of breath – restrict from work, stay home, and notify department leader (department leaders report to Human Resource and Infection Prevention)
    • Been exposed to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19  – restrict from work, stay home, and notify department leader (department leaders report to Human Resource and Infection Prevention)
    • Been requested to home quarantine by any health department or provider – restrict from work, stay home, and notify department leader (department leaders report to Human Resource and Infection Prevention)
    • Experienced a fever (>99F ) – restrict from work, stay home, and notify department leader (department leaders report to Human Resource and Infection Prevention)

        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.