Health Department

4/2/2020:   Total COVID 19 cases in Indiana:  3,039        Total Deaths in Indiana:  78        Total Tested in Indiana  16,285         Randolph County has three confirmed COVID 19 cases.  One case is recovered.  One is in the ICU. The third case is hospitalized in stable condition.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 1, 2020   NECESSARY GUIDELINES FOR RETAIL STORES AND GROCERS.  Governor Eric Holcomb has declared a public health emergency for Coronovirus Disease 2019 Outbreak ("COVID-19") pursuant to I.C. 10-14-3-12.  Executive Order 20-08 closed certain businesses in Indiana and allowed essential businesses to remain open during the COVID-19 emergency.  The Randolph County Commissioners and the Randolph County Health Department through its Health Officer, Dr. Kenneth Sowinski, in furtherance of Executive order 20-08 and I.C. 10-14-3-17 (j) to prevent crowding at retail stores and grocery stores issues the following necessary guidelines that are to be instituted as of Thursday, april 2, 2020, at 5:00 PM:

Social Distancing:  1.  Allow no more than 10% of stated fire capacity in the store at a time.  Require staff to count the number of customers entering and exiting the store and to enforce those limits.  2.  Clearly mark 6' spacing lines and other high-traffice areas and consider ways to encourage if there are lines outside.  Consider posting signage or using ropes to direct customers and to loimnit bottlenecks/encourage flow in high-density areas of stores.  3.  Designate employees to monitor social distancing and assist customers.  4.  Maximize space between customers and employees at checkout.

Cleaning and Sanitation:  5. Deisgnate employee(s) to ensure the cleaning guidelines set by the CC are followed.  6.  Discontinue self-serve goods and product sampling.

Limit time in-store, especially for vulnerable populations:  7.  Establish exclusive hours for thos in high-risk populations, including seniors.  8.  For our larger grocery stores and retailers (those with greater than 25,000 SF), we are encouraging them to offer pickup and/or delivery options.

Signed:  Michael Wickersham, Ranolph County Commissioner  and Dr. Kenneth Sowinski, Health Officer

Additional Notes from Commissioner Wickersham:  First, a retailer or grocer should be able to get their fire code capacity from their fire department and, if not, and if they have not done so already, we ask that the retailer or grocer calculate their store's customer area and limit their customers so that all customers and employees will be able to appropriately social distance. (150 square feet).  Second, we shoud alert the public that for most big stores, i.e. Wal-Mart & Aldi, the customer count should ot be exceeded if the public practices their normal shopping habit for essential products.

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On this website there are applications that you can print out and fill out then mail to the Health Department. The application is very self explanatory and tells you everything you need to do.

You are able to file a PA until the child is 18 years of age.

A Certified  Birth Certificate is $10.00 per certificate


Certified Death Certificate is $12.00 per certificate.

You as parents have until the baby is 12 months old to file a Home Birth at the Randolph County Health Department. The cost is $20.00 which includes a certified birth certificate. If the child is more than 12 months old, you must file the birth with the Indiana State Department of Health as a delayed birth registration.


Name / Title Phone #
Matt Simmons
Preparedness Coordinator
Diana Thomas
Clinic Nurse Manager/Educator
765-584-1155, Ext.: 13
Carole Greene
765-584-1155, Ext.: 10
Kenneth Sowinski
Health Officer
Debi Wymer
765-584-1155, Ext.: 25
Wendy McDavid
Public Health Nurse
765-584-1155, Ext.: 26
Scot Enghaus
765-584-1155, Ext.: 14

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