Ripley Co. Elevated To "Orange" Level For COVID-19 Spread

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 10:07 AM

By Ripley County Health Department, news release

The Ripley County Health Department says the 7-day rolling average of positive tests is at 7.28 percent.

(Ripley County, Ind.) - Ripley County will appear as a level orange on this week’s county color code map with a composite score of 2.0 due to the 7-day rolling average of positive tests of 7.28% (yellow) and 233 cases/100,000 (red).

The color-coded map is updated every Wednesday at 12:00PM and can be found at: https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2393.htm

The Indiana Department of Health reminds citizens that they do have weapons to prevent COVID-19; these weapons need to be used waiting for a vaccine to be available.

Remember the Three V's:

 

Vigilant

Social distancing

Masking

Avoiding Crowds

Staying home if you are sick

Handwashing

 

Ventilation

In indoor spaces (windows open, air circulation, fans)

 

Vaccine

Flu now, COVID-19 soon Free COVID-19 testing is still available at the Ripley County Fairgrounds Monday-Friday 8:00AM-8:00PM you can register at: https://lhi.care/covidtesting.

 

Due to the rise in positive cases and in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19 in Ripley County, Dr. David J. Welsh, Ripley County Health Officer is requiring events with over 150 attendees to submit event plans to the Ripley County Health Department.

This requirement will take effect on 10/28/2020

• Event plans can be submitted to rchdcovid@ripleycounty.com

• Event plan submission forms can be found at http://www.ripleyhealth.com

• Event plans will be required to address control measures in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 at the event.

• Event plans will be required to be submitted at a minimum of 14 days prior to the event.

Ripley County Health Department would like to encourage the public to stay up to date with weekly Governor’s COVID-19 Press Briefings every Wednesday at 2:30PM. https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2515.htm.

Visit the Ripley County Health Department website at https://www.ripleyhealth.com/covid-19, the IDOH website at www.in.gov/coronavirus and the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019- ncov/index.html for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19.

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