Health dept reminds about covering nose, mouth

From Local Sources

JASPER — The Dubois County Health Department is reminding residents that anyone who is in a community setting and around other people needs to be wearing a cloth face covering to cover their nose and mouth.

According to the health department, this does include gas station, grocery store and pharmacy workers, to name just a few. The recommendation comes from Indiana State Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“Please continue to be vigilant in social distancing and proper hand hygiene,” states a press release from the county health department. “We are all valuable to this fight against the control of this virus. Social distancing only works if we all participate. Take care of yourself and your families. It takes us all, including family, friends and neighbors. STAY HOME!

Over the weekend, the county reported its 11th, 12th and 13th COVID-19 cases. The count today remains at 13.

According to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s COVID-19 Dashboard, the Jasper hospital has submitted 188 COVID-19 tests. Of those, 157 were negative and 15 are pending.

The hospital notes that a patient’s address will determine what county reports the positive case.

The Indiana State Department of Health reported Sunday 508 additional cases across the state, bringing the total number of Hoosiers diagnosed to 7,928. A total of 343 Hoosiers have died from the virus.

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