More Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Toll-free number for Indiana's COVID-19 Call Center: 877-826-0011
If you are calling with general questions about novel coronavirus, please press 1.
If you are a Healthcare Provider calling about the novel coronavirus, please press 2.
The State has free testing sites for Covid-19. The tests are free for symptomatic individuals or those who are in close contact with someone who has a positive case. You can register for a test online or call 888-634-1123.
Hendricks County Senior Service Center Help:
The Hendricks County Senior Service Center is converting its food pantry into a "drive-thru" option for seniors. Seniors can call 317-745-4303 to schedule a time for pick-up at the food pantry. They will also have resources to help with a home-delivered meal option for those that qualify. The Hendricks County Senior Service Center will continue to operate its transportation program, as well.
For Immediate Release:
Monday, March 16, 2020
Gov. Holcomb Announces More Steps to Slow the Spread of COVID-19
INDIANAPOLIS - In a continuing effort to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Governor Eric J. Holcomb has announced additional efforts.
Here are additional directives from Governor Holcomb.
- Indiana will adhere to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for large events and mass gatherings. The guidance recommends no in-person events of more than 50 people.
- Under the current guidance for schools, 273 public school districts are closed, using e-learning days, or on spring break and have announced a future closure. The Department of Education is working with the remaining 16 school corporations to determine their next steps and needs
- Bars, nightclubs, and restaurants are required to close to in-person patrons and may provide take-out and delivery services through the end of March
- Hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers should cancel and/or postpone elective and non-urgent surgical procedures immediately. This action will help the healthcare system conserve resources and personnel necessary to meet emerging health needs
- Physicians should continue to perform critical procedures necessary to prevent short-term and/or long-term adverse effects to their patients' overall health
- The state's Emergency Operations Center has been raised to a Level 1 status and will work in conjunction with the incident command center at the Indiana State Department of Health for planning, coordination, predictive analysis, and other functions
- State employees will maximize the use of remote work and meet virtually whenever possible while maintaining operations. Non-essential in-person meetings will be limited to 10 persons or less and should meet virtually whenever possible. High-risk individuals should not attend meetings in person
- State employees over the age of 60 with underlying health conditions are advised to work from home, and agencies should identify work that can be accomplished remotely for those individuals
- The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, which are closed on Mondays, will close to the public beginning Tuesday
- The visitors center at White River State Park will close
- Indiana state parks and recreation centers, including state park inns, remain open. Restaurants will convert operations to take-out and delivery
- State agencies already are developing remote work plans for employees and will continue to implement them while maintaining necessary state services. Employees who work outdoors are encouraged to practice social distancing
- The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has suspended rules requiring certain unemployment insurance claimants to physically appear at a Work One location to engage in reemployment services for the next four weeks. This will ensure that individuals who may be symptomatic do not have to physically appear to continue their unemployment insurance eligibility.
- The DWD will also request flexibility under federal and state law to expand eligibility for claimants and ease burdens on employers.
- The Indiana Economic Development Corporation will postpone the inaugural Indiana Global Economic Summit, scheduled for April 26-28
- Communities are encouraged to work together to provide child care options for all who need assistance and delivery services of meals and other necessities for senior citizens
- Hoosiers who can donate blood are encouraged to visit local blood centers. Blood supplies are low. Please follow guidance from the Red Cross.
The Hendricks County Health Department will be broadcasting information regarding the coronavirus on AM 1610 for Avon until March 18.
Health Department's statement: Today, local AM radio operators began broadcasting a message on AM 1610 addressing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Hendricks County and what we can all do to minimize the spread of this virus. This message will be broadcast continuously. There are limitations to this low power station and realize it does not have a great range. We will try to reach as many people in the community as we can by periodically moving the transmitter.
UPDATE: March 13, 2020
Based on guidance from the County and State Health Departments, we've updated our coronavirus prevention plan:
- Outside groups will not be able to use Avon Town Hall for meetings until further notice.
- Shelter Rentals at Town Hall Park are canceled until April 6th and new reservations are not being accepted. If you have a rental between now and April 6, we can give you a credit for another reservation or a refund.
We'll review this policy on a weekly basis and may make changes as needed.
We're sorry for this inconvenience but we want to do our part to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Be safe and practice good hygiene by washing your hands for at least 20 seconds, covering your cough or sneeze, and staying home if you are not feeling well.
Informational Sheet: COVID-19 Prevention Steps
Hendricks County Health Department: March 2nd, 2020 Press Release