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Shannan Hinton,
Emergency
Management
Director
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The mission of Bartholomew County Emergency Management is to reduce loss of life and property while protecting our county's critical infrastructure from all types of hazards through a comprehensive, risk-based, emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

Emergency Management's goal is to help our citizens prepare for and cope with any type of emergency through the maintenance of the County's emergency operations plan. This document coordinates all fire, law enforcement, medical, and other allied disaster agencies. A large portion of the office's responsibility is to educate the general public and businesses on disaster preparedness and response. The office is also responsible for emergency communications for the community in the event of a large-scale failure.

Emergency Management is the sponsoring agency of the Bartholomew County Search and Rescue Team as well as the Bartholomew County Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (R.A.C.E.S.)


Staff

Deputy Director: Natalie Ferrenburg

 

COVID-19 NEW UPDATES

NEW UPDATES

Updated: January 13, 2021 2:00 P.M.

Bartholomew County is currently “Orange” on the county metrics map issued by the Indiana Department of Health.

The Governor’s Latest Executive Order 20-50 restrictions began on December 13 and will continue through January 24, 2021.

Countywide Additional Guidelines are in effect beginning 12:00 (noon) November 21 until further notice. 

MASK UP HOOSIERS – A statewide mask mandate issued by Governor Holcomb is in effect beginning July 27 until further notice. 

https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/maskuphoosiers/index.htm

The state (run by Optum) COVID-19 testing site (in Bartholomew County) is located in Fair Oaks Mall.  You can Call 888-634-1116 or visit lhi.care/covidtesting to register and schedule a COVID-19 test.

You may also register and schedule a COVID-19 test at the Optum Site or at the Foxpointe Dr. Bartholomew County (Public Health Nursing) at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2524.htm or calling 866-254-3933 (for nursing site).

Vaccine registration and information can be completed at ourshot.in.gov.  Current eligibility is for first responders, health care workers, and persons 70+ years old.

New Updates:

Local officials confirmed as of Wednesday (January 13) that there have been six thousand one hundred and twenty-two (6122) confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus in Bartholomew County. 

There are a cumulative five hundred and seventy-four thousand one hundred and nineteen (574,119) confirmed cases in Indiana and eight thousand seven hundred and ninety (8,790) deaths within the state (ninety-four (94) of those residents of Bartholomew County).  There have been a total of six million two hundred twenty thousand and eighty-seven (6,220,087) total tests conducted within the state; thirty-three thousand seven hundred and sixty-seven (33,767) of those tested have been Bartholomew County residents.  We have limited the number of reporting cases to this site to those counties surrounding Bartholomew due to the number of increasing cases and counties effected.  To view a full list on the ISDH map, click on the following link.  This information is updated every day at 12:00 noon.  https://www.in.gov/coronavirus/

Bartholomew (6122)

Brown (843)

Decatur (2350)

Jackson (4074)

Jennings (1871)

Johnson (13,989)

Shelby (3912)

Monroe (8861)

It is imperative that we, as a community, take whatever measures possible to prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus. We realize that these actions pose an inconvenience to many businesses and members of our community. Difficult decisions such as this are taken with the utmost care and concern for our citizens and for our health care system as it continues to prioritize care and medical resources to best handle this situation.

 

Prevention

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus and follow the below recommendations for preventing the spread of respiratory diseases:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.   Practice social distancing of at least 6 feet.
    • Where a mask when out in public.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.  If you’re unable to use soap, sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol can be used.

Here are some of the registered disinfectants from the EPA’s list that can be used against the coronavirus:

Clorox Multi Surface Cleaner + Bleach

Clorox Disinfecting Wipes

Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Disinfecting Spray

Lysol brand Heavy-Duty Cleaner Disinfectant Concentrate

Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist

Lysol brand Clean & Fresh Multi-Surface Cleaner

Purell Professional Surface Disinfectant Wipes

Sani-Prime Germicidal Spray

 

COVID-19 CLOSURES/CANCELLATIONS

CLOSURES / CANCELLATIONS

Updated: January 13, 2021 2:00 P.M.

Bartholomew County is currently “Orange” on the county metrics map issued by the Indiana Department of Health.

The Governor’s Latest Executive Order 20-50 restrictions began on December 13 and will continue through January 24, 2021.

Countywide Additional Guidelines are in effect beginning 12:00 (noon) November 21 until further notice. 

MASK UP HOOSIERS – A statewide mask mandate issued by Governor Holcomb is in effect beginning July 27 until further notice. 

https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/maskuphoosiers/index.htm

The state (run by Optum) COVID-19 testing site (in Bartholomew County) is located in Fair Oaks Mall.  You can Call 888-634-1116 or visit lhi.care/covidtesting to register and schedule a COVID-19 test.

You may also register and schedule a COVID-19 test at the Optum Site or at the Foxpointe Dr. Bartholomew County (Public Health Nursing) at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2524.htm or calling 866-254-3933 (for nursing site).

Vaccine registration and information can be completed at ourshot.in.gov.  Current eligibility is for first responders, health care workers, and persons 70+ years old.

 

Closures/Cancellations:

City services

  • City Hall and Police Office Building closed – appointment only;
  • Animal Care Building closed – appointment only;
  • Donner Center Building closed – appointment only;
  • Utilities Building closed – appointment only; Drive-through open;
  • Fire Stations – closed to public;
  • Hamilton Center – open for use;
  • DPW Building – closed to the public;
  • Transit – buses will continue to run as normal;
  • Parks Open
  • Aviation offices closed – appointment only;

 

County services

    • The current guidelines listed below have been extended through February 1, 2021 at this time. (Extended further if need be).
    • For the period of January 4, 2021 through February 1, 2021, this includes the following:
    • Public Access by appointment only continues– one (1) individual only for each appointment (with exceptions)
      • No in-person meetings (must use zoom) scheduled in county buildings. (Extended further if need be)
      • Commissioners and Council public meetings will continue to be held by (Zoom only) (Extended further if need be)

Schools

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 COUNTY STATUS

COUNTY STATUS

Updated: January 13, 2021 2:00 P.M.

Bartholomew County is currently “Orange” on the county metrics map issued by the Indiana Department of Health.

The Governor’s Latest Executive Order 20-50 restrictions began on December 13 and will continue through January 24, 2021.

Countywide Additional Guidelines are in effect beginning 12:00 (noon) November 21 until further notice. 

MASK UP HOOSIERS – A statewide mask mandate issued by Governor Holcomb is in effect beginning July 27 until further notice. 

https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/maskuphoosiers/index.htm

The state (run by Optum) COVID-19 testing site (in Bartholomew County) is located in Fair Oaks Mall.  You can Call 888-634-1116 or visit lhi.care/covidtesting to register and schedule a COVID-19 test.

You may also register and schedule a COVID-19 test at the Optum Site or at the Foxpointe Dr. Bartholomew County (Public Health Nursing) at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2524.htm or calling 866-254-3933 (for nursing site).

Vaccine registration and information can be completed at ourshot.in.gov.  Current eligibility is for first responders, health care workers, and persons 70+ years old.

 

 

COUNTY STATUS: ORANGE

AS OF NOVEMBER 17, 2020

 

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