Dearborn Co. Enters Red Level For COVID-19 Spread; Dr. Eliason Offers Recommendations

Thursday, September 9th, 2021 9:11am

By Dearborn County Health Officer Dr. Stephen Eliason

The county's 7-day all tests positivity rate stands at 15.28 percent.

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(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - On Wednesday, September 8th, Dearborn County was elevated to the Red Level on the metric system being utilized by the Indiana State Department of Health. This indicates that Dearborn County has a 7-day moving average of the positivity rate for all tests administered of Fifteen Percent (15%) or greater AND total weekly cases per 100,000 residents of 200 or more new cases.

Based on this, I am strongly recommending the following:

  • All indoor activities, other than school events, should require six feet (6’) of social distancing. If six feet (6’) of social distancing is not possible, then all individuals should be required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status.
  •  It continues to be my recommendation that the school corporations require masks for all students and staff when social distancing of at least three feet (3’), but preferably six feet (6’), is not possible.
  • Anyone that is feeling sick should remain at home and all citizens should continue to exhibit proper sanitization techniques and should avoid crowds when possible.
  • Finally, the most effective way to combat COVID-19 is to get fully vaccinated against the disease. Vaccines are readily available in Dearborn County and everyone aged twelve (12) years of age and older is eligible to be vaccinated. To find the vaccination location that is closest to you, please go to:

While these are only recommendations at this time, should numbers continue to increase, the Dearborn County Health Department will explore all options available in order to combat COVID-19 in an effort to protect the health and safety of the citizens of Dearborn County, Indiana.

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