Switzerland County Health Department
Our count is now 585 positive cases and 6 deaths since March. There are 49 active cases. Our tally, just for the month of December, was 254 cases. Over 3,200 tests have been done. Currently 1 out of every 5 tests, on average is positive. Please encourage mask usage and social distancing to prevent unwittingly spreading the virus to those who might get severely ill.
We anticipate receiving a limited quantity of vaccines next week. 100 doses are expected with periodic shipments over the next several weeks/months. Eligibility guidance from the State Department of Health is not established at this time. The registration process is under development at this time.
Free, outdoor testing in your own vehicle without a doctor's order is available at the Switzerland County Medical Building through a partnership with the Switzerland County Health Department, The Indiana State Department of Health and Kings Daughters Health. The program is for testing only. Ill patients or people who wish to consult with their healthcare provider should call their healthcare provider as usual. There is signage indicating directions. The hours of free testing are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8a-4p, Wednesdays from 8a-6p, and the first and third Saturday of the month from 10a until noon. Those wishing to be tested are asked to register through https://scheduling.coronavirus.in.gov OR call 812-801-8707 for instructions.
Scott Frede, MD
Donna Faber, Administrator/Vital Records
Joyce Fields, County Health Nurse
Angela Splain, Backup Nurse
Mark Helt, Environmentalist/Sanitarian
Kelli Jester, Food Inspector
Mark Reed, Public Health Coordinator
Scott Frede, M.D., Health Officer