Vanderburgh County Health Department To Provide Guidance

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Vanderburgh County Health Department To Provide Guidance

April 5, 2021

After reviewing the latest Executive Order (EO) from Governor Holcomb, the Vanderburgh County Health Department (VCHD) wants to provide guidance and assistance to our local community in regards to COVID-19 safety/mitigation procedures.  

At this time the EO recommends and encourages all people to continue to wear a mask, social distance from others outside your social bubble, wash your hands often, and when you are sick stay home.  While this EO does not mandate/require these safety protocols, the VCHD in the strongest possible language recommends that everyone continue to follow these protocols to keep everyone as safe as possible.

The EO recommends that businesses, in person dining facilities/restaurants/bars, and all entities covered in previous orders continue to have safety plans/protocols in place to protect their employees, customers, clients, and patrons.  The Health Department is happy to work with all local entities/businesses and provide guidance and information as needed, but the VCHD does not have any authority under this EO to require any of the safety protocols at this time.  The VCHD will continue to monitor local health indicators of COVID and will work with local health officials and government leaders to recommend necessary protocols as the next few weeks and months pass.

We encourage every person to take responsibility for their own health and if at any time a person is uncomfortable or feels they are at risk when in public they should remove themselves from the situation.  Everyone should respect the decisions other people are making and again protect themselves as best they can. 

One way to ensure protection from this virus is to get vaccinated.  There are numerous vaccination sites within Evansville and Vanderburgh County.  Anyone who is 16 years or older can now sign up to receive the vaccine.  Appointments can be made by going to ourshot.in.gov.

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