Daviess County COVID-19

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Community Updates

Memorial offering telemedicine

Beginning Monday, May 25, Jasper Memorial Hospital Urgent Care Center will begin offering telemedicine services as well as online/phone...

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ACTUALIZADO: COVID-19 Informe de situación y orientación

A partir del 22 de mayo, a las 8 a.m., el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Dubois confirma que se han identificado 2 casos más...

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May 22: COVID-19 Situation Report and Guidance

As of May 22, at 8 a.m., Dubois County Health Department confirms that 2 more positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been...

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May 21: Daviess County COVID-19 update

The Daviess County Health Department announces as of the time of this release, since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in April, the...

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No pool in Loogootee this summer

The city of Loogootee has joined a growing number of communities that will not open their municipal swimming pool this summer. Mayor Noel...

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Dubois Health Department confirms 2nd COVID-19 death

Dubois County Health Department announces today the 2nd death from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)."It is with great sadness that I am...

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Goodwill Industries Inc. reopens locations

The Goodwill at 310 East Highland Avenue, Washington, is now open. Hours of Operation (as of May 6) are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through...

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May 12: Daviess County Health Department releases latest numbers

As of Monday, Daviess County had a total of 57 confirmed positives cases in Daviess county since the first case was reported in April. Of...

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WaterWorld of Washington will not open this year

Washington Mayor David Rhoads announced Monday that WaterWorld of Washington will not open this year. In a statement, Rhoads said,"After...

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Lost your job? Here's what you need to know

WASHINGTON — Nearly 33.5 million Americans have lost their jobs and applied for unemployment benefits in the past 7 weeks — a stunning...

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Daviess County YMCA ready to start rolling again

For those who have been waiting to swim a couple of laps or try to burn off the "Covid 10" on the treadmill after several weeks of...

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Gem show canceled

The 2020 Lawrence County Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show scheduled for June 26-28 has been canceled.

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Library will still offer summer reading programs for youth and adults

There's little the coronavirus has not changed. That includes the Washington Carnegie Public Library's summer reading opportunities for...

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COVID-19 restrictions put damper on Daviess County Fair

ELNORA -- COVID-19 restrictions have put a damper on what would have been the 91st Daviess County Fair. The Daviess County Fair Board...

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Good Samaritan Convenient Care Clinic is resuming all acute care services utilizing stop, park and call acute care clinic

Beginning Saturday, May 9 the Good Samaritan Convenient Care Clinic will be resuming all acute care services at 1813 Willow Street for...

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Good Samaritan to implement universal masking for all employees, patients and visitors

Good Samaritan is continuing to implement more strategies to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in its health care facilities. Beginning...

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DCH offers respiratory care screening site

Daviess Community Hospital announced today that the temporary Respiratory Care Screening Site (RCSS) for patients suspected of having the...

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Memorial Hospital and Memorial Clinics Require Face Masks

Jasper, IN- Even with the Governor's executive orders to continue with Stage 2 of the reopen plan, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center...

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BBB Scam Alert: US Census Scam Preys on Stimulus Confusion

The 2020 United States Census is happening at the same time as a global pandemic, shelter-in-place orders, and government stimulus...

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Where's my check? Answers to common relief payment questions

The US government has distributed about 130 million economic impact payments to taxpayers in less than 30 days. The IRS anticipates sending...

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OptumServe Health Services COVID-19 Testing

Indiana State Department of Health announced last week a partnership with OptumServe Health Services to expand COVID-19 testing in...

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Pace Health Connection offers telehealth sevices

Health Connection of Pace Community Action Agency, Inc., like all medical services, continues to learn more about COVID-19 and how...

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UWDC grant application and reporting forms

Below you will find an application and reporting form if you would like to apply for a UWDC grant. This grant is for those...

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Daviess County lands COVID relief grant

Small businesses will have a new place to turn for help to make it through the coronavirus pandemic. Daviess County was named as a...

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COVID eating into blacktop money

When Governor Eric Holcomb declared a stay-at-home order, he exempted some businesses and lines of work, calling them essential. One of...

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DCH to resume elective surgeries

Governor Eric Holcomb's recent order to allow hospitals to resume elective surgeries and other invasive procedures has paved the way for...

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Pace Navigator help with health insurance

Uninsured? Have you lost your job and insurance due to the COVID-19 crisis? Have you been without insurance and now find it more important...

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United Way COVID-19 project moving forward

A special campaign by the Daviess County United Way to put together a special fund to help people impacted by COVID-19 is winding down. The...

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Daviess County lands COVID relief grant

Small businesses will have a new place to turn for help to make it through the coronavirus pandemic. Daviess County was named as a...

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Daviess Community Hospital implements cost-saving strategy

(Washington, IN) – Daviess Community Hospital announced today that the hospital will be initiating cost-cutting measures to help...

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Social Distancing

Dubois County Health Department wants to remind all that the novel coronavirus does not pause for the weekends and, therefore, it's not ok...

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Good Samaritan to Reopen Diagnostic Testing, Screening and Elective Procedures

This week Good Samaritan began reopening some services to the community that had been previously put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Pace golf canceled

Pace's golf scramble scheduled for May 15 is canceled.

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April 18 statement from Dubois County Health Department

The Dubois County Health Department issued the following release April 18: The health of our staff and their families is top priority at...

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Sheriff announces inmate positive for COVID-19

Daviess County Sheriff Gary W. Allison has released the following notice: The Daviess County Sheriff's office was notified by the Daviess...

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Washington Nursing Center suit settled

Just last week a judge in Daviess County put an end to a dispute between families and the operators of the Washington Nursing Center over a...

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SSI recipients will receive automatic COVID-19 economic impact payments

The Social Security Administration announced today that Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients will receive automatic Economic...

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Avoid Stimulus Check Scams

With the reported forthcoming economic impact payments (commonly referred to as stimulus checks), there are those who will attempt to take...

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DCH hours for respiratory screening site change

Located in the parking lot on the east side of the DCH Medical clinic, the hours for the respiratory care screening site have changed. New...

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Face Coverings

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is recommending all persons to wear a cloth face...

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ISDH order supersedes local limits on COVID-dedicated faciliites

INDIANAPOLIS – Following an order from the Indiana State Department of Health, municipalities can no longer rule whether or not patients...

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Good Samaritan Increasing Outpatient COVID-19 Testing and Opens Pediatric Respiratory Clinic

Good Samaritan is increasing outpatient testing for COVID-19 at the Suspected Respiratory Illness Drive-Thru Triage Clinic. The clinic will...

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Limited use of Washington Parks

Washington Mayor David Rhoads has released the following public notice: As the city of Washington continues to monitor the COVID-19 virus,...

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Daviess County notice of potential public exposure

DAVIESS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT NOTIFIES PUBLIC OF POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO COVID-19 AT CHUCKLES CONVENIENCE STORE #7, 601 WEST ELNORA...

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Telehealth services now available at Memorial Counseling Center

Jasper, Ind. – Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center understands that during this uncertain time, our communities need us to continue...

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Power House offering free dinners for students 7th-12th grade

The Power House is offering free dinners for students in grades 7-12. These free dinners are five meals for students to have during the...

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DCH Foundation receives grant

Daviess Community Hospital Foundation was notified that they are the recipient of a Rapid Response Grant. The grant amount of $5,000 will...

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A Statement from Ketcham Memorial Center

As Ketcham Memorial Center works to combat the spread of COVID-19 in our building, we report the death of 1 resident in connection with...

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Daviess County Health Department announces potential exposure at Odon Casey's

DAVIESS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT NOTIFIES PUBLIC OF POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO COVID-19 AT CASEY'S GENERAL STORE #2829, 101 WEST ELNORA STREET,...

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WNC "owner" says no more attempts to transfer

The "owner" of the Washington Nursing Center says there are now no plans to send anyone out of the community. Technically, the owner of the...

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DC health officer issues 3rd abatement order

DAVIESS COUNTY HEALTH OFFICER GIVES THIRD ABATEMENT ORDER TO ADDRESS TRANSFER OF PERSONS TO AND FROM NURSING HOMES, ASSISTED LIVING OR...

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Injunction served to WNC prohibiting removal of residents

Around 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, an injunction signed by Daviess County Circuit Court Judge Gregory Smith was served to Washington Nursing...

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UPDATE: WNC will no longer be moving patients or converting the facility into one for COVID-19 patients

Chosen Healthcare has changed its plans to transfer patients from Washington Nursing Center to other facilities owned by the group...

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Daviess County issues second abatement for nursing homes, assisted living and other facilties

The Daviess County, Indiana Health Officer (the "Health Officer") hereby issues the following order of abatement: During the current...

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County issues abatement to stop move of nursing home patients both in and out

A second abatement order from Daviess County Health Officer Dr. Merle Holsopple has stopped the move of residents from Washington Nursing...

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Dubois County Health Department identifies risk exposure

Important Public Health Information Dubois County Health Department has confirmed today the fourth positive case of novel coronavirus...

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Update from the Daviess County Health Department: Abatement stops transfers of nursing home patients

The Daviess County, Indiana Health Officer (the "Health Officer") hereby issues the following order of abatement: During the current...

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Protestors gather outside Washington Nursing Center

Protesters have been gathering outside Washington Nursing Center, wearing face masks and holding signs, asking people to honk if they do...

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Washington Nursing Center moving patients to other facilities to prepare for COVID-19 patients

Washington Nursing Center has begun preparations to move patients to other facilities to prepare for COVID-19 patients being transferred in...

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Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center no-visitor policy

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center no-visitor policy

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Samaritan Center's Emotional Wellness Helpline

Samaritan Center's Emotional Wellness Helpline for mental health support (not for physical symptoms). Speak to a therapist for support,...

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The Salvation Army of Indiana Receives $5 Million from Lilly Endowment Inc. for Coronavirus Response

INDIANAPOLIS (March 31, 2020) – The Salvation Army's Indiana Division has received a $5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to...

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Purdue Extension office closed but help still available

Given Governor Holcomb's announcement on March 23 regarding COVID-19, Purdue Extension is required to limit public access to Extension...

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Resources for those experiencing loss of income

The Purdue Extension Family Resource Management has been working on putting together a set of fact sheets/resources to respond to Indiana...

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Managing stress and anxiety: for parents

Children and teens may react to the stress felt by their parents and caregivers. Watch for these common changes that may indicated your...

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COVID-19 Resources for Local Governments | Community Development

In the wake of novel virus COVID-19, local governments play a crucial role in working to reduce the spread of the virus, providing vital...

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Parenting Time Orders and COVID-19

Daviess Circuit Court Judge Gregory A. Smith stated his Court has received several calls concerning parenting time and the virus. The first...

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Local Public Health Officials Urge Parents to Keep Children Home

The health department strongly advises parents to enforce social distancing with their children."We are receiving reports that social...

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RSVP Volunteer Center assisting seniors in need

The RSVP Volunteer Center is working to help seniors in need obtain their medication and other necessary items. During these uncertain...

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2020 Helping His Hands Ministry (HHM) update

Due to our genuine public health concern and respectful compliance with recommended safeguards Westminster Presbyterian Churchwill...

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Commissioners tighten courthouse access

Even before the Daviess County Commissioners could get their meeting started, the issues of social distancing and limiting the number of...

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Closings, cancellations and postponements

Washington Times Herald office closed to public In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Washington Times Herald office...

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Pace Health Connection expands telehealth services

Health Connection of Pace Community Action Agency, Inc. continues to monitor the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) very closely and is taking...

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Pace: Healthcare Coverage – Get Covered, Stay Covered

Having healthcare coverage is more important now than ever. Pace Community Action Agency, Inc. (Pace) Health Insurance Navigators are...

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