March 23, 2020

Order of the Noble County Commissioners

Orders of Governor Holcomb:

   Directive for Hoosiers to Stay at Home

   Relating to the Continuity of Operations of Government

   Enforcement Directive Regarding Prohibition of In-Person Dining in Response to the         Coronavirus Disease 2019 Epidemic

   Relating to Carryout Consumption of Alcohol

March 20, 2020

From the Noble County Health Department:
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Date: March 19, 2020 at 07:58:42 EDT

Subject: Ibuprofen and COVID-19

Press release:
The World Health Organization (WHO) suggests avoiding ibuprofen for those with symptoms of COVID-19 coronavirus.
The announcement supported a recent statement by the French health minister that ibuprofen may worsen the effects of COVID-19 and should be avoided.

This is a change from previous recommendations regarding treatment of symptoms of the pandemic COVID-19 virus.

It should be made clear that the warning might also apply to Aleve (naproxen) since it works similarly the ibuprofen. There is no reason to think the warning will apply to Tylenol (acetaminophen), which should be preferred at this time for fever and/or headaches and/or muscle aches.

This recommendation is based on a recent study in The Lancet medical journal, theorizing that an enzyme boosted by ibuprofen could enable and worsen COVID-19 infections.

Terry Gaff,MD
Noble County Health Officer


March 19, 2020

Food Establishments and Non-Profit Establishments, including all private clubs, and other establishment permitted by the Noble County Health Department:

If at any time an establishment does not follow the Executive Order 20-04 from Governor Holcomb, dated March 16, 2020, the Noble County Health Department will void the establishments’ food permit.

If your establishments’ food permit has been voided for non-compliance, you will have to submit a new application and permit fee and it must be approved by the Noble County Board of Health. Those permits will only be issued after the Governor approves that the establishments may re-open.




The Noble County Health Department Food Protection has been receiving phone calls from food establishments on the coronavirus. The Noble County Health Department has been in contact with the Indiana State Department of Health on a daily basis. We will continue to keep food establishments up-to-date with any changes on food issues.
We will be contacting all food establishments, nonprofit organizations, vendors, schools, convenient stores etc. in the next couple of days to make sure everyone has the information on the procedures that they should be following.
If you are an event organizer please make sure that the Noble County Health Department has your information. We will keep updates on along with the Noble County Government Facebook page. If you have any concerns or questions on the sanitation and safety of food, please contact our office at 260-636–2191 or call Linda Gray’s cell phone which is 260-564-5336 or Tina Lough at 260-564-5841.
Working together will help us get through this. We are here for you.

Food Sanitation Touchpoint Standards

Recommendations for Food Establishment Carry-Out

Small Business Administration Disaster Relief Handout

Food Establishments Update:  March 18, 2020

According to Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb all food establishments will be closed for inhouse dining and drinking.  This includes non-profit organizations effective immediately. You are still able to  take-out orders and make deliveries.  Phone all orders in so they will be ready when you get to the establishment.  Takeout orders should be curb side pickup. Some food establishments will allow one or two customers at a time to enter and pick up their orders.  The customer is not allowed to sit or wait on the order inside the establishment.  They are only allowed to pick up and pay and keep your distance from the employees.   All gas stations that prepare food should be grab and go only.  Also use gloves and wash hands after touching cards and money.

Information will be updated daily. If you have a question please call Linda Gray or Tina Lough at 260-636-2191 or Linda’s cell 260-564-5336 or Tina’s at 260-564-5841.  We are here for you 24 - 7 to answer your calls. We will get through this together.





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Current Case and Death Counts

UPDATE AS OF 3/30/2020 - Indiana reports 1786 positive Covid 19 cases and 35 deaths.  Noble County contiues to report 2 confirmed cases at this time.


Current Press Release

March 27, 2020

The Indiana State Department of Health has confirmed a positive test for the Coronavirus that causes COVID-19.  *this confirms the second positive case in Noble County *  The victim of this latest case had been hospitalized at Parkview Noble Hospital since Tuesday, March 24, 2020 and is a school bus driver and food director for the West Noble School Corp.

The Noble County Health Department and the Noble County Emergency Management Incident Command Center recommends that everyone should follow Governor Holcomb's Executive Order to self-isolate and watch for symptoms consisitent with the COVID-19 viral illness.  These sypmtoms include fever higher than 100 degrees F, cough, headache, muscle aches, and shortness of breath.  

The following are recommended:

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer thaqt contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue then throw that tissue in the trash.

When you are sick, stay home from work, school or social engagements and respectfully ask others to do the same.

If you become ill, contact your healthcare provider for advice rather than going to an office or urgent care center.  Be prepared to stay home for at least 72 hours after symptoms have resolved and you have remained fever free without the use of any kind of fever reducing medication and at least 7 days have passed since onset of symptoms.  If you are having trouble breathing, call 911 for assistance and let them know your symptoms so providers can come to you wearing proper personal protective equipment.