COVID-19: Know the Facts and Practice What Keeps You Well

The Charlestown Police Department, along with the Clark County Health Department and other county-wide agencies, want to make sure residents have ready access to the latest and most accurate information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  There are two ways to obtain the latest and most accurate information; at the local Clark County level, as well as the national (CDC) level.  This is a rapidly changing health challenge, warranting residents to arm themselves with factual knowledge, not hype and panic.  Like with most viruses, the importance of practicing good and frequent hygienic habits (handwashing and hand sanitizing) is the ultimate way to prepare to remain well.  Officials around the world are working around the clock to identify precisely how the virus has spread, adversely affecting mainly the elderly and those with lower immune health conditions.  Learn the facts, made available using the two following outlets, and practice good hygiene.

Stay up to date locally, directly by the Clark County Health Department by texting “healthinfo” to 888777; this will enroll your cell phone into the local health department’s release of information as it occurs, via text message (data rates may apply according to your cellular plan).  The Clark County Health Department website is located at https://www.clarkhealth.net/.  Local information will be sent out as needed, if the situation warrants so locally, the following national information page is very important for current status.

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Stay up to date nationally, by routinely visiting the US Center for Disease (CDC) webpage dedicated to the latest Coronavirus situation at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

Additionally, the following resources can be used for immediate questions and how to measure your current preparedness for not only this health challenge but many others as well.

INDIANA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID-19 HOTLINE:
(317) 233-7125 (8:15AM TO 4:45PM MON THRU FRI)
FOR ANY QUESTIONS & CONCERNS REGARDING COVID-19

GENERAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS MAKE A PLAN. BUILD A KIT. STAY INFORMED.  VISIT: WWW.READY.GOV