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Shelby County confirms additional cases

The Shelby County Health Department, in consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), has confirmed additional cases of novel coronavirus in our county. All individuals are asked to isolate at home if not admitted to a hospital. It is your social responsibility to continue social distancing.

 

The county is working closely with all our partners to identify any people who have come in contact with confirmed patients who might have been exposed ensuring that appropriate precautions are taken in accordance with the latest CDC guidance.

 

At this time, we ask all our residents to stay home unless you need urgent supplies or are receiving care. If you are in a job that is still open, please only go to work if you are not ill.

 

If you are ill, please CALL your medical providers office or 317-392-DOCS for further instructions. Please do not just show up to receive medical care. If it is a true emergency please call 911 and give specific details to the dispatcher for the quickest possible assistance.

 

Local Health Officer, Dr. Chris Loman is working with his co-workers at Major Health Partners and Shelby County Health Department to provide care and guidance.

 

Symptoms of novel coronavirus include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Like influenza, human coronaviruses 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, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands; and
  • Rarely, fecal contamination.

 

The best way to protect yourself from any respiratory illness, including the flu, is to:

 

Disinfecting CDC Link   https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/cleaning-       disinfection.html