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MCHD urges wearing masks

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Montgomery County remains in orange based on the Gov. Eric Holcomb’s color-coded metric. This represents high community transmission of COVID-19. Increased transmission is related to the more infectious Delta variant in the community. The Montgomery County Health Department reminds residents that the CDC has recommended vaccination for those over the age of 12 as the primary step in decreasing COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and death.

Due to high community transmission, the Montgomery County Health Department recommends that all persons wear a mask at indoor gatherings or public spaces as recommended by the CDC and Indiana Department of Health. Likewise, MCHD also strongly recommends universal masking of students, staff and visitors in schools as recommended by the CDC, Indiana Department of Health and American Academy of Pediatrics.

Appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations can be made at www.ourshot.in.gov. The vaccine is readily available in the county at several pharmacies and some primary care offices. Hours for walk-in vaccinations at the Montgomery County Health Department, 308 W. Market St., Crawfordsville, are 3-6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays.

The remaining special clinics, a collaboration between the Crawfordsville Fire Department Community Paramedicine Program and MCHD, for students over the age of 12 will be held 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the North Montgomery High School parking lot and 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Southmont High School parking lot. The special clinics are open to all Montgomery County students regardless of location.

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