Schneck Medical Center and Schneck Physician Practices will continue to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and require all patients, visitors and team members to wear masks even after the statewide mandate ends Tuesday.
“We understand the eagerness to move away from wearing masks; however, as health care leaders, it’s our responsibility to continue to follow CDC guidelines and require the use of masks in all of our facilities,” said Ryan Stone, chief medical officer for the Seymour hospital.
“Masks are proven to be effective in lowering the risk of transmission, and it is our duty to create the safest environment possible for those seeking care in our facilities and for our caregivers,” he said.
With the increase in COVID cases in the community, Schneck encourages everyone to remain personally responsible and vigilant in wearing a mask, socially distancing and washing hands frequently.
“If we want to get back to normal, we must have enough people immune to the COVID virus, and that means it is essential people get vaccinated,” Stone said.
All Hoosiers 16 and over can now register for the COVID vaccine by calling 211 or visiting ourshot.in.gov. Those aged 16 and 17 must get the Pfizer vaccine as it is currently the only brand approved for that age group.
A vaccination clinic is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays on the third floor of the Schneck Professional Building on Schneck’s campus at 411 W. Tipton St.
For those with insurance, there is no out-of-pocket cost to the individual. Those without insurance are provided the vaccine at no cost, too.
Free parking is available in the hospital’s parking garage, accessible by turning onto Pine Street off of West Tipton Street (U.S. 50).
Photo identification and insurance information are required, and face masks must be worn during the appointment.
For information, call the Schneck COVID Hotline at 812-524-4266.