Local COVID-19 case count remains at 25 on Tuesday

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Putnam County officials reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday afternoon.

The daily report from the Putnam County Health Departemnt, Putnam County Hospital, Putnam County government and City of Greenastle showed the same number of cases, 25, as on Monday afternoon.

Additional updates include:

• Some Putnam County offices are open for essential business on Thursday.

The following offices are open for essential business on Thursday, April 9, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Assessor’s Office, Plat Office, Auditor’s Office, Recorder’s Office and Treasurer’s Office. The courthouse will be closed on April 10 for Good Friday.

The Putnam County Courthouse remains open, but only citizens who are performing essential business, such as court-related matters, are allowed past the first floor. The prosecutor and courts are staffed in some capacity throughout the day. The Clerk’s Office is open every day from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. by appointment only. While some offices may or may not have a “physical” presence, a representative is continuing to serve the public.

• City of Greencastle offices are closed on April 10 for Good Friday.

• Governor Holcomb extends the stay-at-home order to April 21, and introduces new restrictions.

Visit https://calendar.in.gov/site/gov/event/governor-issues-new-stay-at-home-order/ for more information.

• Mental health resources for county residents.

Putnam County Hospital’s team is sharing resources to help the community navigate these challenging times. Visit www.pchosp.org to learn more.

The Putnam County Hospital website has information about:

• How can you thank a healthcare professional?

During this unprecedented time, the support and prayers that Putnam County Hospital has received is very much appreciated. For the safety of PCH staff, patients and community hospital officials ask that any thank yous, videos or signs be submitted via https://pchosp.org/thankyoupch. PCH will send these messages of encouragement out to staff and put them throughout the facility.

“Thank you to all of those that have reached out to show support for our staff, they are the heart of Putnam County Hospital,” a PCH official noted.

• Putnam County’s Masked Mommas have made nearly 2,000 masks for county healthcare professionals and essential workers.

These dedicated volunteers are working around the clock to fulfill orders. Visit their Facebook page to learn more.

Their story can be read here.

Local officials are also encouraging preventive steps, including:

• 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 afterward.

• Stay home when you are sick.

• 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 ISDH. The ISDH updates occur at 10 a.m. and can be accessed via www.coronavirus.in.gov.

To learn more about Putnam County’s coordinated response to COVID-19, 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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  • If I didn't already know this then it would be news that the lefty news sources (TV and print) are having one of their little snit fits about, of all things a drug that is helping fight the Wuhan virus and actually saving lives. Go figure. Because POTUS has talked about this in his press briefings an anti-malaria drug that has been used since 1940's (in millions of dosses without incident) they accuse him of peddling snake oil leading to crimes? Allowing people the chance to save themselves and loved ones is a crime?

    FYI-This drug requires a prescription from a doctor.

    Just one more thing I would like to have information about. How many people here or around the state are using this treatment. Successfully or not.

    -- Posted by direstraits on Wed, Apr 8, 2020, at 7:21 AM
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