Today, the Fishers Health Department released an updated COVID-19 dashboard, inclusive of all test results and deaths for Fishers residents. Residents may access this information at FHD’s COVID-19 page at fishers.in.us/coronavirus. Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 450 positive cases of COVID-19 and 35 related deaths.
"My hope is that Fishers residents will be able to use this data as a small tool in their toolbox to keeping themselves safe during this pandemic," said Fishers public health director Monica Heltz. "While we have been vigilant as a community to social distance and take necessary precautions, we are starting to see an uptick in COVID-19 cases, nearing our peak in April. As we head into a holiday weekend, I ask that our community remain vigilant."
Since the inception of the FIshers Health Department, Fishers public health officials have worked diligently to develop and confirm a comprehensive analysis of all COVID-19 infections and deaths in the city. Fishers is the only community in Indiana to provide a comprehensive view of COVID-19 cases and deaths within the community.
"Today’s dashboard update is timely given the national trends we are seeing as many communities are seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases," stated Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness. "I believe it is imperative to put accurate and timely information in the hands of our residents to equip them to make informed decisions to mitigate the risk of contracting this disease."
The new dashboard includes a rolling 7-day average of cases to better assist residents in identifying rising trends in COVID-19 cases. Data also shows the demographic breakdown for age and sex. The Fishers Health Department continues to maintain the COVID-19 dashboard for the Fishers Testing Site, which provides more granular information such as disposition of symptoms.
Fishers residents (12+) interested in receiving a free COVID-19 test through the Fishers Health Department can visit FishersRecovery.com/Testing to take the assessment and access test scheduling. Residents do not need to be symptomatic to receive testing.
The Fishers Health Department Testing Site has conducted nearly 4,000 tests for Fishers residents. In conjunction with COVID-19 testing, the Fishers Health Department is conducting contact tracing to reduce the unintended spread of the disease.
Residents are encouraged to follow the recommended CDC guidelines:
- Wear facial coverings (ages 2+)
- Social distance when possible
- Wash hands frequently
- Limit exposure to those outside your household
- Sanitize surfaces
- Maintain awareness of your symptoms
Residents may access Fishers Health Department services, in both Spanish and English, online at fishers.in.us/healthdepartment, or contact the department at 317-567-5045.
View a video message from Monica Heltz.