Across the state, Hoosiers are all in this together — making changes as we work to slow the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19. It’s all about keeping Hoosiers safe…especially our most vulnerable Hoosiers (and “flattening the curve,” as the experts say).
Governor Holcomb — working continuously with the Indiana State Department of Health, top medical professionals from across the state and nation, and local, state and federal partners that are working together on this — wanted us to share a few guidelines with you in this week’s One Indiana to help you stay healthy during this global pandemic.
- Take more time at home
- Following Governor Holcomb & the CDC’s directive, gatherings of 50 or more Hoosiers should be postponed.
- If possible, work from home — and consider videoconferencing for meetings.
- If you have to be out, practice safe social distancing.
- Say hello with an elbow bump instead of a handshake
- Wash your hands!
- Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Here’s a Hoosier way to make sure you’re washing long enough.
- If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Make sure to disinfect and clean all frequently touched surfaces — phones, keyboards, light switches, doorknobs, etc.
- If you’re sick, stay home.
- Call ahead before visiting your doctor.
- Seek medical attention if your condition worsens.
As Governor Holcomb said, it’ll take all of us — all of us — each doing our part to keep Hoosiers healthy and safe during this outbreak.
You can get the most up-to-date information on Indiana’s coronavirus response at Indiana State Department of Health’s website.