Updated April 5, 2020 7:01 p.m.
5 April 2020
The Harrison County Health Department confirms 38 total cases of COVID-19 as of 4/5/20 in Harrison County Residents.
4 April 2020
The Harrison County Health Department confirms 29 total cases of COVID-19 as of 4/4/20 in Harrison County Residents.
3 April 2020
- The Harrison County Health Department confirms 27 total cases of COVID-19 as of 4/3/20 in Harrison County Residents
- From the Harrison County Emergency Notification System: Andrew Morton, MD, Harrison County Health Officer today announced the first death from COVID-19. The individual was an adult male from Harrison County. The adult died at Baptist Hospital East, Louisville on 4/2/20. The person, who was 38 years of age had been hospitalized as a COVID-19 patient and also suffered from underlying medical conditions. No further information about the patient will be released due to privacy laws.
- If you are ill, stay home. If you need to seek medical care, call ahead so that your healthcare provider can take steps to protect others from exposure to COVID-19
- COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a novel, or new, coronavirus that has not been previously identified. It is not the same as the type of coronavirus that causes the common cold. To date, 3,039 Hoosiers have received positive tests for COVID-19.
- COVID-19 is most commonly spread from an infected person to others through:
Respiratory droplets released into the air by coughing and sneezing;
Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands;
Touching an object or surface with the virus on it and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands; and
Rarely, fecal contamination.
- Many people who acquire COVID-19 will have mild symptoms, can self-isolate and do not need to be tested. Older individuals and those with underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for severe illness. The best ways to protect yourself are to wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your face with unwashed hands, avoid close contact with people who are sick, stay home when you’re sick, cover your cough or sneeze and clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
For a list of counties with positive cases, visit the Indiana State Department of Health’s COVID-19 website at https://coronavirus.IN.gov. The dashboard will be updated daily at 10 a.m. The website also includes guidance and a list of frequently asked questions.
2 April 2020
- The Harrison County Health Department confirms 24 total cases of COVID-19 as of 4/2/20 in Harrison County Residents.
- Please click here for a list of Harrison County Emergency Social Services Resources
1 April 2020
- The Harrison County Health Department confirms two new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 18 as of 04/01/20 in Harrison County.
- Please click here for a list of Harrison County emergency COVID-19 local respources
31 March 2020
The Harrison County Health Department confirms two new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 16 as of 3/31/20 in Harrison County.
29 March 2020
The Harrison County Health Department confirms one new case of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 14 as of 3/29/20 in Harrison County.
28 March 2020
The Harrison County Health Department confirms thirteen total cases of COVID-19 as of 3/28/20 in Harrison County Residents.
The Health Department continues to monitor this evolving situation and will make further recommendations as necessary. The Harrison County Health Department is working closely with local and state officials to ensure that contacts of the patient are identified and monitored and that all infection control protocols are being followed.
27 March 2020
- Harrison County Health Department now reports 9 total confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Harrison County.
- The Harrison County Health Department confirms fourth case of COVID-19. Confirmed case reports visiting the following locations: Spring Valley Funeral Home: 03/23/2020. Individuals who visited this location at that time are advised to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. If you experience symptoms contact your healthcare provider and inform them that you have been exposed to COVID-19.
26 March 2020
The Harrison County Health Department confirms third case of COVID-19. Confirmed case reports visiting the following locations:
Dr. Bonacum, Corydon Medical Associates: 03/23/2020
Transformation House, Laconia: 3/16/2020 and 3/17/2020
Butterfly House, Laconia: 3/16/2020 and 3/17/2020
Sam’s Club, Clarksville: 3/16/2020 and 3/17/2020
Kroger, Clarksville: 3/16/2020 and 3/17/2020
Grace Tabernacle, Laconia: 3/15/2020 and 3/16/2020.
Individuals who visited these locations at that time are advised to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. If you experience symptoms contact your healthcare provider and inform them that you have been exposed to COVID-19.
25 March 2020
The Harrison County Health Department has reported a second case of COVID-19 in Harrison County. The patient is stable and on home quarantine. Please stay at home when possible, practice social distancing of at least 6 feet, and wash you hands frequently.
23 March 2020
- To comply with Governor Holcomb’s stay-at-home order, HCPL will remain closed through April 7th. Click here for more details
- Click here for information: Governor Holcomb issues Stay-at-Home Order for Hoosiers
20 March 2020
- From the Harrison County Emergency Notification System regarding the first confirmed COVID-19 case in Harrison County: This confirmed case reports visiting Horseshoe Casino on 2-24 and 3-16; the Wells Fargo Bank State Street in New Albany on 3-16 and Dr. Hocker’s office in New Albany 3-16-2020. Individuals who visited those locations at that time are advised to monitor for symptoms of COVID 19. If you experience symptoms, contact your healthcare provider. The patient is stable and on home quarantine. More information will be provided as appropriate.
- Click here to read the statement from WorkOne regarding online filing for your unemployment insurance benefit
19 March 2020
- Click here for a list of Harrison County food pantries and free hot meals compiled by the Chamber of Commerce and Harrison County Community Services
- The State Emergency Registry of Volunteers for Indiana continues to expand the volunteer pool locally and across the state. If you or anyone you know would like to volunteer, please go to www.serv-in.org, select “register now”and create an account. To register locally, select Harrison County Health Department as your organization and follow the directions. The site will walk you through creating your account.
- The Indiana Department of Workforce Development would like to assist employers, workers, and agents during this emergency. If your place of business is temporarily closing or reducing worker hours, you can file for unemployment insurance benefits. This must be done online through a computer or smart phone. Visit unemployment.in.gov for Frequently Asked Questions, video tutorials, and a link to file for unemployment insurance.
- You can turn your iOS or Android smartphone into a source for internet that laptops, tablets, and other phones can use. Click here for instructions to turn your phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot
16 March 2020
As a public and staff health measure, the Harrison County Public Library will close to the public from Tuesday, March 17 through March 31, 2020.
DO YOUR PART TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19
For Harrison County Residents, the Harrison County Health Department is implementing the following measures:
- all businesses that have the capability to work from home should implement such practices now,
- avoid social gatherings in groups of 10 or more,
- unnecessary shopping trips and social visits should be avoided,
- childcare facilities that serve more than 10 children shall close,
- community gyms and other indoor venues where groups of people congregate should be closed,
- for all businesses including shopping centers social distancing practices should take place at all times.
- If you are sick you should restrict activities outside your home.
- If ill, do not go to work, school, or public areas and avoid using public transportation, ride sharing, or taxis.
- If you feel that you need to be seen by a doctor, call their office for further instructions.
- If you have an emergency call 911 and let them know what symptoms you are experiencing.
These measures are vital to protect our most vulnerable population, the healthcare providers we depend on, and help conserve resources. Please take them seriously!
The Health Department continues to monitor this evolving situation and will make further recommendations as necessary
Useful links regarding COVID-19
Indiana State Department of Health Coronavirus Response Site (updated frequently)
HCPL added a new page of staff video shorts and kids’ activities to do at home, Brain Boosters