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Fulton County Health Dept COVID-19 update - April 2

Fulton County COVID-19 Daily Brief by the Authority of Fulton County Health Officer Dr. Kevin Reyburn and Fulton County Health Nurse Rhonda Barnett RN

 

**All information is subject to change**

 

General Guidelines:

          SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19

  • FEVER
  • COUGH
  • SHORTNESS OF BREATH OR DIFFICULTY BREATHING
  • TIREDNESS
  • ACHES
  • RUNNY NOSE
  • SORE THROAT
  • NAUSEA
  • DIARRHEA
  • RED BURNING WATERY EYES
  • LOSS OF SMELL AND TASTE

 

IF YOU ARE HAVING SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 YOU MUST SELF ISOLATE AND CONTACT YOUR PHYSICIAN.  ISOLATION MUST BE AT LEAST 7 DAYS AND 72 HOURS FREE OF FEVER WITHOUT FEVER REDUCER.

 

TYLENOL (ACETAMINOPHEN) SHOULD BE USED IF YOU HAVE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS.  IBUPROFIN USAGE IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

 

          WASH YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY, MINIMUM 20 SECONDS

 

AVOID TOUCHING YOUR EYES, NOSE, AND MOUTH WITH UNWASHED HANDS

 

CLEAN AND DISINFECT FREQUENTLY TOUCHED SURFACES AMD OBJECTS.

 

NON-ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES SHALL BE CLOSED / FOOD SERVICES PICK-UP ONLY

 

          ESSENTIAL TRAVEL ONLY IS RECOMMENDED

 

Hospital:

          Total Positive Tests – 3

          Fulton County Residents Positive – 1

          Out of County Residents Positive – 2

 

**REMINDER**

 

IF YOU HAVE BEEN TESTED FOR COVID-19 YOU MUST GO HOME AND SELF-ISOLATE IMMEDIATELY TILL RESULTS ARE CONFIRMED.  CONTACT A FRIEND OR LOVED ONE TO DO ANY ESSENTIAL ERRANDS YOU MAY NEED DURING THIS PERIOD.  FOLLOW THE RECOMMED SELF-DISTANCING PROCEDURES.

 

ER Open for Emergency’s

          Surgeries - Case by Case decided by your Doctor

          Visitation - No visitation with limited exceptions

 

IF YOU ARE RETURNING FROM A HOT SPOT COUNTY THAT HAS MULTIPLE POSITIVE CASES OF COVID-19. YOU MUST SELF-IOLATE FOR (14) FOURTEEN DAYS.  DO NOT LEAVE THE HOUSE AND IF YOU DEVELOP SYMPTOMS CALL ONE OF ABOVE NUMBER IMMEDIATELY.

 

Reminder that Essential Travel only. Essential Businesses must have 10 persons or less with the exception of Agriculture (food production) that remains 50 persons or less with social distancing.

 

 

 

Medication (Pharmacy):

Kroger                                    (574) 223-6347

Drive-through & Walk up window Open

Monday - Friday                                         9AM – 9PM

          Saturday                                                     9AM – 6PM

          Sunday                                                        11AM – 6PM

 

CVS                                        (574) 224-4304

          Drive-through

          Monday – Friday                                        9AM – 8PM

          Saturday & Sunday                                    10AM – 5PM

 

Walgreens                               (574) 223-3249

Drive-through & Some shopping if needed

Seniors                                                       

Tuesday Morning Only                                      8AM – 9AM

Monday – Friday                                        9AM – 7PM

Saturday                                                     9AM – 6PM

Sunday                                                       10AM – 6PM

 

Walmart                                  (574) 223-9482

          Drive-through only “side by hotels”

          Monday, Wednesday - Saturday                 9AM – 8:30PM

          Seniors and at-risk shoppers

          Tuesday Morning Only                                      6AM – 7AM

Tuesday                                                      7AM – 7PM

Saturday                                                     9AM – 3PM

          Sunday                                                        10AM – 6PM

 

Webb’s (Akron)                      (574) 893-4413

Curbside pick-up only/ Deliveries on extreme cases

Monday – Friday                                        9AM – 6PM

Saturday                                                     9AM – 1PM

Closed Sunday

 

Webb’s (Rochester)                 (574) 223-2216

Curbside pick-up & delivery / Drive through / Front Door is locked

Monday – Friday                                        9AM – 7PM

Saturday                                                     9AM – 3PM

Closed Sunday

         

 

 

Grocery Store Hours:

Kroger                                     (574) 223-3881                                

Seniors and at-risk shoppers                     7AM – 8AM

Daily                                                           8AM – 9PM

 

Save-A-Lot                               (574) 224-3434                               

Daily Seniors and at-risk shoppers           9AM – 10AM

Daily                                                           10AM – 6PM

                                                                  

Dollar General (Akron)         (574) 353-0168

Seniors and at-risk shoppers                     8AM – 9AM

Daily                                                           9AM – 9PM

 

Dollar General (Rochester)    (765) 319-8775   

Seniors and at-risk shoppers                     8AM – 9AM

Daily                                                          9AM – 9PM

 

Viking Foods                          (574) 893-4563   

Monday – Saturday                                    7AM – 6PM

Sunday                                                       11AM – 4PM

 

Walmart                                  (574) 223-9481

Seniors and at-risk shoppers

Tuesday Morning Only                                      6AM – 7AM

Daily                                                           7AM - 8:30PM   

 

Food:

          School Meals

PDF files of Rochester, Akron & Caston School Lunch

On County and School Websites.

 

Church Meals / Food Banks

Grace United Methodist Church Cancelled Free Meals on Wednesday

 

The Cross                                 (574) 223-3107

“Matthew’s Market” 100 West 3rd Street, Rochester

Monday, Friday                                          11:30AM – 1:30PM

Mobile Pantry Second Thurs of the Month          4PM – 6PM

*Gatherings will be kept to a limit due to social distancing*

 

 

 

 

Kewanna Food Pantry           (574) 653-9052

114 South Toner St, Kewanna

Serving Aubbeenaubbee, Union, and Wayne Townships

Thursday                                                    8:30AM – 10:30AM

 

 

UWS Ministries of Akron      (574) 893-4121

301 S West St, Akron

Serving Henry and Newcastle Townships by Appointment Only

Thursday Pickup                                        2PM – 4PM

 

 

Area Special Announcements:

  • For Information Regarding Federal Aid Contact Terry Lee at Fulton County Economic Development.  Phone:  574-223-3326
  • Daily Meetings are being held with Community Leaders. 
  • All County Buildings are still officially closed to the public
  • Rochester City building is closed to the public/drive-through only
  • Limited Travel advisory per Governor Holcomb (limitations stated at https://www.in.gov/gov/) Information Websites listed above
  • All non-essential businesses are closed (example: gym, salons, barbershops, nail, tattoo, country clubs, service clubs, bowling alley)

Updates and Closures:  03/26/20

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04/02/20 – Rochester Community Schools

Beginning Friday, March 20, Rochester Community Schools will provide food routes and pick-up locations for our families. The meal packages are intended to cover five days per student. Cafeteria staff will develop meals for all free and reduced lunch students. If you would like this free service provided and are NOT on free/reduced meals, please email kathy.wilkinson@zebras.net or call 574-223-2159 ext. 5004 by noon on Thursday, March 19 so staff knows to package food for your student. This FREE FOR ALL service will last the entirety of school not in session.

Pick up locations are on Fridays from 11:00 am to 12:30 at:
     - Heart to Heart Church of the Nazarene (1987 Southway 31)
     - Grace United Methodist Church (201 West 7th Street)
     - Faith Outreach Church (1125 East 9th Street)
     - Mill Creek Church (1136 North State Road 25)
     - Safe Harbor Church (1944 Sweetgum Road)

 

Food cannot be consumed on site.

 
Meals will be delivered on Fridays from  to students who ride busses:

 

 - 4 (Brad Smiley)
- 14 (Stacy Ingram)
- 19 (Ion Tamer)
- 21 (Mary James)
- 27 (Kevin Wallskog)
 

Someone must be home to pick up the food package. If you are not able to be home during that time, please contact Mrs. Wilkinson to arrange for church pick-up or another form of delivery

 

Respectfully

Jana K. Vance, Ed.S

Superintendent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

04/02/20 – The Outlet

THE OUTLET - DRIVE THRU

Come and grab a snack bag for

the children in your home!

Every Wednesday 4 to 5pm

602 Main Street

Rochester, IN 46975

To comply with social distancing please only 1 or 2 people from each family to pick up and stay 6 ft from others.

 

04/02/20 – Caston Schools

Dear Caston Family:


We're happy to inform you that Caston’s Food Service Department will be providing free sack
breakfasts & lunches for all students every Monday and Tuesday, behind the school, located at Door 9 from 11-1:00..
There are three options that we are giving our community at this time (subject to change as we have
opportunities to evaluate the program).


Option 1: Email Alysha Marrs (marrsa@caston.k12.in.us) by 9:00 a.m. to inform her you will be driving through to pick up bagged meals at the back drive by the football field at door #9 (right by the loading dock) between 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM Monday or Tuesday. Your email needs to include the number of children in your household needing meals (anyone 18 & under). You can then conveniently pull up to that area and the bags of meals will be delivered to your automobile -- no need to get out of the car!


Option 2: If you have no means of picking up meals during the pick-up time stated above, please contact Alysha Marrs (marrsa@caston.k12.in.us) to setup for delivery. We will get back to you and do our best to deliver meals to convenient locations for families on Mondays ONLY.


We love our young Comets and want to help during these trying times, so we are encouraging our community to pick up a weeks worth of meals, on Mondays or Tuesdays, to limit public exposure and do our part to do essential traveling.  This service, we are providing, is FREE to ALL, regardless if you recieve assistance or not. If there is anything further we can assist you with to make these coming weeks easier, please let us know. Thanks!

 

03/27/20 – City of Rochester

Rochester, March 23, 2020:  

 

In accordance to Governor Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-08, Stay at Home Order.  The City of Rochester has implemented these additional measures:

 

  1. City Offices will be closed to the public beginning at 12:00pm on March 24, 2020.  Local Government is an essential operation and staff will remain in the office during regular business hours (7:30am – 4:00pm).  Please call City Hall at 574-223-2510 during these hours for city business related needs. 
  2. Utility payments will still be accepted by any of these methods:
    1. Online, by phone, drop box, or drive up window. 
  3. All city parks will be closed to all activities, this includes the Round Barn Golf Club and Course.

 

Please visit the Fulton County webpage at www.co.fulton.in.us for the most current information for our county and for links to State and Federal updates and resources. 

 

Thank you.

Mayor Denton 

 

 

03/26/20 – Town of Fulton

Effective Tuesday, March 24th, the Fulton Town Hall will be closed to in-person services and payments until further notice.  Also, our curbside recycling is suspending until further notice.  Any questions:  Call office phone at (574) 857-3162 or email us at townoffulton@hotmail.com

 

 

03/26/20 – Town of Akron

Per the guidance of Indiana Governor Holcomb, all Pike Memorial Park playground equipment and the basketball courts are now closed until further notice. Open park spaces and trails may still be utilized within the COVID-19 safety guidelines.

 

The Akron Municipal Utilities Billing / Customer Service Office will be Temporarily Suspending Both IN-PERSON Services and IN-Person Utility Payments until Further Notice.

English Statement from Town of Akron

https://www.co.fulton.in.us/egov/documents/1585054284_53699.jpg

Spanish Statement from Town of Akron

https://www.co.fulton.in.us/egov/documents/1585054335_53993.jpg

 

 

03/26/20 – Guidance for Funeral Homes

The Fulton County Health Officer, Dr. David K. Reyburn MD declares the following guidance for funeral homes in Fulton County, Indiana, beginning immediately and remaining in effect until April 7, 2020.  The order may be extended to comply with Governor Holcomb’s Executive Orders for the State of Indiana.

  1. Funeral and graveside services shall be no larger than 10 persons. This should be     immediate family only. The 10 person maximum also includes the staff associated with and working with the funeral home. 
  2. Alternatives to rule out number 1 for funeral services may include the following:
    1. Hold the body until ban is lifted.
    2. Use technology such as live streaming for funeral service. 
  3. No visitation. Friends of the family may provide their condolences by utilizing the funeral homes website. 

This order is given in conjunction with the Executive Orders released by Governor Holcomb for the safety of our state and local community.

 

03/25/20 – No New Updates at this time

 

03/24/20 – Fulton County Courthouse

At this time there are no plans to close the courts due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  However, effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020 the Fulton County Courthouse doors will be locked and only media, litigants and their attorney (s) with scheduled hearings shall be allowed in the courthouse.  “Social distancing” will be required inside the courthouse.  Please file a motion to continue your case if you are sick.  Non-essential hearings as determined by the courts may be continued on the court’s own motion. 

 

Please contact the court that your case is filed if you have any questions:  

 

Circuit Court:                 (574) 223-4339

Superior Court               (574) 223-3506

 

The Fulton County Clerk’s Office is open by appointment only.  Please call (574) 223-2911 for specific needs.  These measures are being taken to protect the health of the courthouse employees and shall be in effect until further order.

 

 

03/23/20

Fulton County Solid Waste/Recycling is closed until further notice

 

Informational Websites:

          Approved Formula for Bleach Disinfectant

          https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/bleach.html

https://www.co.fulton.in.us/department/index.php?structureid=87

          https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

          https://www.in.gov/coronavirus/

          https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus#tab=tab_1

          https://www.coronavirus.gov/

 

Questions? Please Call (574) 223-2819

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