PC Officials Confirm 120 Cases of COVID-19

 

 

(Greencastle, Ind.) Putnam County officials announced today that there are currently 120 confirmed cases, which was a 25 case increase of COVID-19 in the county.

Additional updates include:
 OptumServe is offering FREE COVID-19 tests in Putnam County. OptumServe is testing high-risk Hoosiers showing symptoms of COVID-19 or in direct contact with someone who has the virus. Visit https://pchosp.org/testing-site-opens-may-13/ to learn who should be tested. Registration is required at https://lhi.care/covidtesting or (888) 634-1116. Testing is available Monday through Friday through June 5. Please note
that with the increase in testing, it’s possible that the number of cases in the county will
increase.
 You may hear from the State’s contractor for contact tracing if you have come into
contact with an individual who tests positive at the OptumServe test site. Expanded
contact tracing is critical to stopping the spread of the virus into the community. Please
be alert for emails or text messages that come from a different area code. Don’t ignore
these messages!
 You have until May 21 to request an absentee ballot for the Primary Election. You can
request an absentee ballot by calling Voter Registration at 765-655-1538 or email
voterregistration.putnam@airhop.com. You also can visit https://www.indianvoters.in.gov. To learn more about your options to vote, visit
https://pchosp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/05-04-Primary-Election-Contentheather-gilbert-election-letterhead.pdf
 Bring a mask from home when out in public and wear it. Practice social distancing, too. Contact Putnam County’s Masked Mommas if you need a mask. Our dedicated
community volunteers have made and distributed thousands of masks. Visit
https://www.facebook.com/Putnam-County-Mask-Mommas-Sew-Serve100134314992282/ for a mask.

It is imperative individuals take action to avoid COVID-19 to prevent its spread. A number of preventive steps include:
 Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
 Don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth, especially with unwashed hands.
 Avoid close contact with people who are showing symptoms of illness.
 Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
 Cover your cough or sneezes with a tissue or sneeze into your elbow.
 Throw the tissue in the garbage and make sure to clean your hands afterwards.
 Stay home when you are sick.
 Wear face coverings in public when performing essential duties.
 We are all in this together.

Putnam County is providing regular updates on COVID-19 to citizens as part of its effort to complement the daily updates from the Indiana State Dept. of Health. The updates can be accessed via www.coronavirus.in.gov.

To learn more about Putnam County’s coordinated response to COVID-19, please visit the Putnam County Hospital at www.pchosp.org/covid-19-updates or the Putnam County Health Department at www.putnamhealthindiana.org.

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