Health Department advises residents to avoid unnecessary travel

Spanish version below. The Dubois County Health Department has received several calls and inquiries about traveling in the United States and if those spring break travel plans should be canceled.     At this time the CDC has not issued any restrictions for travel in the United States. There are confirmed cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) reported…

COVID-19 cases increase to 56 in state

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today reported 17 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing to 56 the number of Hoosiers diagnosed through ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. Two Hoosiers have died. The new cases involve residents of Howard (3), Lake (1), Marion (8), Owen (1), St….

Dubois REC 2020 Annual Meeting postponed indefinitely

At Dubois REC, safety has always been our number one concern, both for our employees and for our members. With the growing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, and out of an abundance of caution, the Board of Directors is indefinitely postponing the Annual Meeting originally scheduled for April 14th. Based on the best information…

No confirmed cases in Dubois County; Health Dept. urges compliance with social distancing

Scroll down for Spanish version of this release. Over the past several days, aggressive measures have been initiated by Governor Holcomb and Indiana State Department of Health to minimize the expansion of the COVID-19 virus. At the forefront is an effort of exposure prevention. Although currently there are no confirmed cases of the virus in…

Gov. Holcomb announces small business assistance in response to COVID-19

Hoosier small businesses invited to apply for low-interest loansfrom U.S. Small Business Administration INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced that Indiana small businesses are eligible for financial assistance under a disaster designation by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). This declaration is in response to a formal request Gov. Holcomb submitted with the SBA…

Mental health important during COVID-19

The Dubois County Health Department, Emergency Management Agency takes mental health very seriously. Thank you to our Mental Health Professionals Heather Terwiske and Jodi Richardson from Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center for providing these stress management tips and techniques during this time. The outbreak of coronavirus 2019 may be distressing to some individuals and communities….

Red Cross seeking blood donation sites in Dubois County

The American Red Cross is looking for sites in Dubois County to host blood drives as the American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed now to donate to help patients counting on lifesaving blood. If your business or organization is willing…

Jasper, Huntingburg mayors to hold Facebook Live address

On Friday, Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner and Jasper Mayor Dean Vonderheide will host a Facebook Live talk. The two plan on speaking about the COVID-19 response and give an update on what is happening in their communities. The live broadcast will be hosted on the City of Jasper Facebook Page here. The talk is scheduled…

Kimball creates care program, fund for employees and takes action to slow COVID-19

“At Kimball International, there is nothing more important than the health and safety of our employees, our customers and the communities in which we operate,” the company stated in a press release today. “As we face this time of unprecedented uncertainty, we have been taking swift action to proactively safeguard and support our people whose…

Visit Dubois County maintaining list of restaurants and their services

Visit Dubois County has created a spreadsheet listing for restaurants to publicize their offerings during this closure. The spreadsheet can be viewed at this link. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12fLUtGxMDqNyqroN9uBygAJXvWDt6JEh-xxA4Ue_G9I/edit?usp=sharing Restaurants can add their information by contacting the visitors center by email at info@visitduboiscounty.com or call 812-482-9115.