The COVID-19 outbreak has led to numerous cancellations and restricted hours at Schneck Medical Center, the Jackson County Public Library and Ivy Tech Community College in Columbus.
On Thursday, Schneck Medical Center announced effective today, each patient will be allowed only two visitors. This is in addition to restrictions already in place, which include visitors must be at least 18 years of age and anyone with fever and/or chills, sore throat, muscle aches, runny or stuffy nose, cough, fatigue, headache and vomiting and/or diarrhea is asked to refrain from visiting patients.
Schneck also will be changing the hours at which certain entrance doors will be open. The main entrance now will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Schneck Professional Building entrance will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The emergency department will remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Ivy Tech Community College in Columbus has announced it will be delaying current courses and the start of new eight-week courses until March 23, at which time the college will move to delivering all courses online.
Ivy Tech locations will remain open to provide student and business office assistance, including the ability for students to meet with advisers, admissions and financial aid, use computers and access to faculty as needed. Accommodations will be made for labs, clinicals and some technology courses to meet in groups of 10 or fewer as needed if social distancing can be assured.
The Jackson County Public Library has announced the cancellation of all programs, events and public meeting room use indefinitely effective today at the Crothersville, Medora and Seymour libraries. Library staff will re-evaluate conditions as they change.
After Saturday, the library will not host Jackson County United Way’s Free Income Tax Assistance program. The United Way is working on alternative tax assistance.
At this time, all libraries will maintain regular hours of operation.