Governor Holcomb issues a Stay-At-Home Order

On Monday March 23rd, Governor Eric J. Holcomb delivered a statewide address to order that Hoosiers remain in their homes except when they are at work or for permitted activities, such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety.

When does the order take effect?

The Stay-At-Home Order takes effect Tuesday, March 24 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

When does the order end?

The order ends on Monday, April 6, at 11:59 p.m. ET, but could be extended if the outbreak warrants it.

Where does the order apply?

The Stay-At-Home Order applies to the entire state of Indiana. Unless you work for an essential business or are doing an essential activity, you must stay home.

Is this mandatory or a recommendation?

This order is mandatory. For the safety of all Hoosiers, people must stay home and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

What is an essential business?

Essential businesses and services include but are not limited to grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, police stations, fire stations, hospitals, doctor’s offices, health care facilities, garbage pickup, public transit, and public service hotlines such as SNAP and HIP 2.0.  

A list can be found in the Governor’s executive order at in.gov/coronavirus.

What is an essential activity?

Essential activities include but are not limited to activities for health and safety, necessary supplies and services, outdoor activity, certain types of essential work, and to take care of others.

A list can be found in the Governor’s executive order at in.gov/coronavirus

 

What you need to know about COVID-19 - CDC INFORMATION 

INDIANA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
COVID-19 HOTLINE
317-233-7125 or 317-233-1325 After Hours

ANY QUESTIONS & CONCERNS REGARDING COVID-19

https://www.in.gov/isdh/28470.htm

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The Clark County Health Department is dedicated to controlling the mosquito population of the County.  If you are experiencing a high number of mosquitoes in your area, please call the Clark County Health Department to report areas  having standing water for more than 3 days. Please contact our office with this information at 812-282-7521.

How Are Mosquitoes Treated?

Mosquitoes in Clark County IndianaThe Clark County Health Department is utilizing a number of methods to reduce the mosquito population in Clark County. Staff are currently using a "green" product that does not contain an organophosphate base that could be associated with environmental consequence.  All of the treatments done by the Health Department are larvacides, these are a type of pesticide that prevents the larvae of mosquito from developing into biting adults.  This method is preferred because millions of larvae can be stopped at the breeding site and the breeding site may be eliminated if possible.  The best method for control is source reduction, most homeowners have potential breeding sites on their property and may not realize it, to learn more about mosquito breeding sites click here.

Visit the Indiana State Department of Health for more general information about the status of mosquito populations in Indiana.

Mosquito Surveillance Program

The mosquito control program also includes a surveillance program that monitors where specific types of mosquitoes are found and through testing what diseases they are carrying.  The Clark County Health Department tries to set various traps in each township of the county throughout the mosquito season, the mosquitoes are collected, identified, and tested for diseases.   Although all mosquitoes bite and can be annoying, not all carry disease.  This fact allows the department to treat areas with increased risk (determined by trapping), and use limited pesticide budgets more effectively.  Click on the the general map of treatment areas in Clark County for treatment locations and collection sites.