COVID-19 ACDH Situation Update 4.20.2020
Local Updates here, but check out the full pdf for National, Business, Global, and Medical Updates and Research!
• Gov. Holcomb discussed the new executive order that is extending the stay-at-home order until May 1. He announced that hospitals should start to conduct non-emergent procedures and surgeries again. Also, routine care visits, like dentist visits, will be allowed starting April 27.
• Indiana State Dept of Health has extended their Covid-19 drive thru testing clinic at Ivy Tech until Wednesday, April 22. The clinic will run from 9am to 6pm, or until testing supplies run out. The tests are available to symptomatic healthcare workers, first responders and essential workers. Testing also is available to symptomatic individuals who live with one of these workers and symptomatic people with underlying medical conditions that put them at higher risk, such as obesity, high blood pressure or heart disease.
• The Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory that is located in Purdue’s College of Veterinary Medicine is working with Parkview Health to start conducting COVID-19 tests for human patients. Testing began after the lab received an amendment certification to conduct human testing and Parkview agreeing to provide clinical oversight. The testing will be expanded to collaborate with other hospitals. All samples will be sent directly from the hospitals to the lab in hopes to avoid a testing backlog. They are hoping to turn around results the same day that samples are received in the lab.
• Neighborhood Health is providing COVID-19 testing at their Southeast office for current and new patients with a lab fee of $69. Patients who are on a Medicaid, Medicare, or a private insurance plan, the full cost of the lab fee will be covered by your insurancecompany with no copays or deductibles. For questions regarding COVID-19 and whether you should be tested, call their Triage line: 260-458-2570.
• Trubble Brewing announced their contribution to the Covid-19 response with their new program “Pans for Pandemic.” This program will provide meals to essential workers on the front lines anywhere from hospital staff to grocery store workers. They are taking nominations from the public on who they think should receive a free meal. Nominations can be made here.