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Spencer County Health Department COVID-19 Update

Spencer County Health Department Health Officer, Stan Tretter, MD reports as of April 8, 2020 Spencer County has 1 positive case of COVID-19. Please continue to follow Center for Disease Control (CDC.gov) & Indiana State Department of Health (isdh.in.gov) for current recommendations.

In response to Governor Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-18, The Spencer County Health Department recommends the following:

Non-Essential Business and Operations Must Cease in-person customer shopping. 

The business may remain open for online or call-in ordering with delivery or curb-side pickup only.

Fitness and exercise gyms, spas, salons, barber shops, tattoo parlors, and similar facilities shall close.

For essential businesses who remain open, your employees must have the availability to: 

Practice social distancing

Practice frequent hand washing

Practice frequent disinfection commonly touched surfaces

Wear cloth face coverings in community settings, including while working

If your business cannot provide these essential practices for your employees, we urge your business to close.

Retail businesses providing the necessities of life may remain open to the public under the following conditions:

Limit the number of customers in their facility at given time to achieve the CDC required social distancing

Limit their hours of operation and consider implementing separate operating hours for the elderly and other vulnerable customers

Comply with social distancing and sanitation of applicable areas and other mitigation measures to protect its employees and the public.

Enforcement of Workplace Orders

Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) has an Enforcement Response Team to investigate and enforce workplace safety issues. Email: rswallow@atc.in.gov

Restaurants may operate as carry-out or delivery only

Religious Entities

Religious facilities, entities and groups, and religious gatherings provided they adhere to the CDC’s guidance on social gatherings (no more than 10 persons in attendance)

It is critical to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus. CDC recommends all people over 2 years of age wear a cloth facemask when in public places to prevent the spread of COVID-19 for patients who have not yet exhibited symptoms. 

Directions on sew patterns and no-sew patterns available at cdc.gov for your convenience.

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