Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Health Information
County Based Color Metric
Per Indiana State Department of Health
- Indiana COVID County Color Metrics (PDF)
- Blue Zone: community spread is low
- Yellow Zone: community spread is moderate
- Orange Zone: community spread is approaching high
- Red Zone: community spread is HIGH
- Face Coverings: are recommended for all unvaccinated Hoosiers, unless applicable exemption.
- Required in all State of Indiana Facilities, and all COVID testing and vaccination sites
- Businesses should maintain COVID response plans that include safeguards and measures to ensure a safe environment for employees, customers, clients, and members.
- Business should communicate to all employees that their activities outside of work have the potential to increase spread of COVID in their workplaces and communities.
- Business or entities may impose more stringent requirements.
- High Risk and Vulnerable should remain vigilant about protecting their exposure to COVID.
- Social Gatherings and Events. The state will continue to provide weekly assessments via a color coding system to inform about the status of COVID-19. Events should maintain COVID response plans that include safeguards and measures to ensure a safe environment.
Hoosiers are encouraged to continue to take self protective measures including avoiding large crowds, gatherings, events, or locations where others prevent self protective measures from being effective.
Hamilton County Food Pantries
Our public health partner, Hamilton County Harvest Food Bank has provided and updated list of food pantries to help families know where, when, and what they need to do to find food in Hamilton County during these extreme times. All of the pantries listed have consented to being included on this public resource. Additions/updates will be provided by Hamilton County harvest, questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org..
See full list of Hamilton County Food Pantries (PDF)
Show Some Class Keep Kids in School message campaign
The Hamilton County Health Department has partnered with area school districts to launch an educational campaign designed to keep kids in school. Called “Show Some C.L.A.S.S Keep Kids in School,” the campaign outlines five basic rules families should follow to help keep children healthy and in the classroom.
- C – Check your child’s temperature every morning before sending them to school.
- L – Lead by example. Let your child see you wearing a mask and modeling good social distancing.
- A – Avoid large gatherings. Slumber parties, carpools, and birthday parties are discouraged.
- S – Schedule a test if you or someone in your family exhibits signs of COVID-19.
- S – Stay home until you receive your test results or if you are not feeling well.
CDC Preventive Measures
The Hamilton County Health Department follows the established recommendations established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Indiana State Department of Health. Please use following these recommendations to protect yourself and others from transmitting this virus.