Covid-19 Community Task Force

Covid-19 Community Task Force

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News from today's The Republic newspaper.
08/20/2020
State to launch public dashboard of COVID-19 cases in schools

News from today's The Republic newspaper.

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana will start matching COVID-19 tests to student records to notify schools of positive cases and create a public dashboard tracking the spread of the coronavirus in schools, the state’s top health official announced Wednesday. The state aims to launch the public dashboard next...

Community Spread Key Metrics Report: August 17, 2020In response to the Community Educators Association and Flat-Rock Haw...
08/17/2020

Community Spread Key Metrics Report: August 17, 2020

In response to the Community Educators Association and Flat-Rock Hawcreek Teachers Association’s request for better transparency around school operations criteria for Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (BCSC) and Flat-Rock Hawcreek School Corporation in relation to COVID-19 data, the COVID-19 Community Task Force today issued a statement.

Learn more at https://covid19communitytaskforce.org/community-spread-key-metrics-report-081720/.

Our website has a new look!We are now sharing even more data to better track community spread of COVID-19. Visit us at c...
08/15/2020

Our website has a new look!

We are now sharing even more data to better track community spread of COVID-19.

Visit us at covid19communitytaskforce.org and let us know what you think.

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation
08/12/2020

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation

𝟴/𝟭𝟭/𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬 𝗕𝗖𝗦𝗖 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀 𝗨𝗽𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲

The 2020-2021 school year is underway and our first two days were full of activity in all of our buildings. As we continue to track our COVID-19 indicators, here are BCSC’s most up to date metrics.

𝗕𝗖𝗦𝗖 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗸:
https://www.bcscschools.org/cms/lib/IN50000530/Centricity/ModuleInstance/32/Daily%20Indicators%20Spreadsheet%208-11-20.pdf

You will notice two reds for two days in a row and we are currently reviewing the “information behind the information” with representatives of Columbus Regional Health and the Bartholomew County Health Department. As a reminder, if, at some point, it is determined that our community spread is “substantial”, BCSC will transition into an all eLearning model. Please see www.bcscschools.org/elearningplan for information on how BCSC would operate using this model. Based on the timing of this release, these indicators will be updated again on Friday, August 14.

Wondering when to use a mask? Wear a mask when you are in a public setting, especially when it is difficult stay 6 feet ...
07/31/2020

Wondering when to use a mask? Wear a mask when you are in a public setting, especially when it is difficult stay 6 feet away from others not living in your household. Learn more at https://bit.ly/HowToWearCFC.

Bartholomew County Emergency Management
07/27/2020

Bartholomew County Emergency Management

Gov. Holcomb’s statewide mask order goes in to effect today. Here is a link to official document.

https://www.in.gov/gov/files/Executive%20Order%2020-37%20Face%20Covering%20Requirement.pdf

With the new masking order for the State taking effect on Monday, and with the start of school approaching, here are som...
07/23/2020
CDC: Kids over 2 need to wear masks. Here's how to get them to do it

With the new masking order for the State taking effect on Monday, and with the start of school approaching, here are some great ideas on how to get your kids used to wearing a mask when in a public place.

Babies don't need masks, but kids over 2 do to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Governor Holcomb will sign an Executive Order to require face masks throughout the State of Indiana beginning on Monday,...
07/22/2020
Governor Eric J. Holcomb: Executive Orders

Governor Holcomb will sign an Executive Order to require face masks throughout the State of Indiana beginning on Monday, July 27. Learn more via the post below.

Main Content Executive Orders Governor HolcombNewsroom Current: Executive Orders   Executive Orders Archives: Current | 2017 2020 Executive Order 20-36 BACK ON TRACK INDIANA: CONTINUATION OF STAGE 4.5 Executive Order 20-35 BACK ON TRACK INDIANA: STAGE 4.5 Executive Order 20-34 FOURTH RENEWAL OF PUB...

A county-wide mask mandate may be in order by this weekend. Note - most retailers, drug stores and grocery stores seem t...
07/22/2020
Talks begin about county-wide mask mandate

A county-wide mask mandate may be in order by this weekend.

Note - most retailers, drug stores and grocery stores seem to have masks in stock. It's recommended (whether there is a mandate or not) to wear a mask inside all public spaces to reduce the spread of the virus.

http://www.therepublic.com/2020/07/22/talks_begin_about_countywide_mask_mandate/

City officials are working with the Bartholomew County Health Department to hash out details of a possible county-wide mask mandate that could be in place by the end of the week. The mandate would largely focus on requiring masks in indoor spaces in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the co...

Starting today, Kroger and JayC stores require customers to wear face masks when shopping in their stores. Mask up - and...
07/22/2020

Starting today, Kroger and JayC stores require customers to wear face masks when shopping in their stores. Mask up - and stay safe, Columbus!

https://www.thekrogerco.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/The-Kroger-Co_Customer-Mask-Policy_2020pdf.pdf

Reminder - starting today, all Walmart and Sams Club locations require shoppers to wear a mask or face covering.
07/20/2020
A Simple Step to Help Keep You Safe: Walmart and Sam’s Club Require Shoppers to Wear Face Coverings

Reminder - starting today, all Walmart and Sams Club locations require shoppers to wear a mask or face covering.

July 15, 2020 By Dacona Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Walmart U.S., and Lance de la Rosa, Chief Operating Officer, Sam’s Club From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our focus and priority has been and continues to be on the health and safety of our associates, members and customers. As the...

Starting next week, many retailers in the area will require face masks in their stores, including Walmart, Target, Lowes...
07/18/2020
Masks required: Walmart, Target among retailers adding face masks requirements due to COVID-19. See the full list.

Starting next week, many retailers in the area will require face masks in their stores, including Walmart, Target, Lowes, Kroger, JayC and more.

With the number of cases on the rise, it's good practice to wear a mask in any shop or indoor public space. Let's do our part and keep our community safe.

Publix, Walgreens, Walmart, Sam's Club, Target and CVS are adding mask policies and will soon require shoppers wear masks nationwide.

Columbus Area Arts Council
07/12/2020

Columbus Area Arts Council

Calling all crafters! We need help cutting mask patterns. You just need basic cutting and pinning skills for this task. Please sign up to have a kit delivered to your house.

Click the VOLUNTEER button near the top of the page. www.artsincolumbus.org/the-mask-project

Thank you to Heritage Fund - The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County, Columbus Regional Health and Healthy Communities Proyecto Salud Action Team for their support in getting these FREE masks out to our community!

On July 1, Governor Eric Holcomb announced the launch of #MaskUpHoosiers, a statewide effort to encourage Hoosiers to we...
07/01/2020
City of Columbus Joins Statewide Mask-Up Hoosiers Campaign

On July 1, Governor Eric Holcomb announced the launch of #MaskUpHoosiers, a statewide effort to encourage Hoosiers to wear masks when in public places as part of the state’s continued effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

Follow the link to download free resources for website and social media for businesses and organizations interested in joining this effort.

#INthistogether

On July 1, Governor Eric Holcomb announced the launch of a statewide effort to encourage Hoosiers to wear masks when in public places as part of the state’s continued effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the community. The effort, dubbed “Mask-Up Hoosiers”, encourages local communities

Covid-19 Community Task Force
07/01/2020

Covid-19 Community Task Force

As those around us begin to slowly get back to work and more public places begin to open, we are all a little more consc...
07/01/2020
How Clean is Clean Enough?

As those around us begin to slowly get back to work and more public places begin to open, we are all a little more conscious about how clean these public spaces. Follow the link to this story to learn what products work to kill the virus.

Tips and Tricks for Cleaning and Disinfecting to Prevent COVID-19 Spread As those around us begin to slowly get back to work and more public places begin to open, we are all a little more conscious about how clean these public spaces are in light of preventing the spread of COVID-19. The virus that....

The Centers for Disease Control continues to strongly recommend wearing masks in public settings, especially where socia...
06/26/2020
Masks Aren’t Just for Superheroes Anymore!

The Centers for Disease Control continues to strongly recommend wearing masks in public settings, especially where social-distancing measures are difficult or impossible to maintain.

Follow the link to read more.

The Centers for Disease Control continues to strongly recommend wearing masks in public settings, especially where social-distancing measures are difficult or impossible to maintain. As businesses and public places begin to transition to the “next normal”, congregating in many of these places ma...

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The BCSC metrics are not currently being accurately reported by the task force. BCSC established metrics on positives per 100K residents. You are currently reporting absolute #'s. Bartholomew County has roughly 80K residents, so the absolute # under-reports by about 20% relative to the actual school system metric. The school system is sending parents to this website - it would be helpful to report the metrics they committed to.