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Community Notifications

(UPDATED AS OF 4/22/20)

 

Two members of the DePauw community (faculty, staff, students) have tested positive for COVID-19 and are receiving appropriate care.

As we continue to add to this total, numbers will include people who have been tested by DePauw Health and those who have been tested elsewhere and self-reported to DePauw Health, including individuals who have left the Greencastle area. As virus transmission and testing increase worldwide, we will update this page with the number of known positive test cases among the DePauw community.

 

Please Respect Individuals' Privacy

Anonymity for individuals who have tested positive remains paramount. Please respect their privacy — even if you believe you know who they are — so they can focus on their health. As a community, we must do everything we can to support these individuals and one another through this incredibly difficult time.

Know When to Self-isolate/Quarantine

If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to COVID-19, please review and follow guidance from the CDC on whether you should self-isolate/quarantine. Email depauwiss@hendricks.org if you have tested positive.

Contact DePauw Health if You Have Been Tested for COVID-19

Even if you do not usually get medical care at DePauw Health, please let us know if you are being tested or if you tested positive for COVID-19. This will help us assess the impact on our community. Email us at depauwiss@hendricks.org or call DePauw Health at 765-658-4555. If you learn about a community member who has tested positive, please encourage them to self-report in this way as well.

Take Preventative Measures

Every single one of us has the responsibility and the power to keep our community safe. Please continue to take these steps to keep yourself and those around you safe, especially those most vulnerable.

Practice social distancing and follow recommended health guidelines:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place; using the restroom; after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing; and, before eating.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick or symptomatic.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol is effective to prevent transmission of the virus.

If you have a fever above 100.40F/380C, a cough, or experience shortness of breath:

  • Contact your primary care provider or one of the following for a health assessment and please follow their instructions. DO NOT go directly to a medical facility.
    • DePauw Health, 765-658-4555
    • Putnam County Health Department, 765-301-7660
    • Hendricks Regional Health Hotline, 317-520-5500
    • Indiana State Department of Health, 800-382-9480  

Take Care of Your Mental Health

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health in this time of uncertainty. Review Counseling Services resources and information (for students) or  DePauw’s Employee Assistance Program to speak with a mental health professional.