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COVID-19 HAMMOND UPDATES
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- World Health Organization
- Indiana's Novel Coronavirus Response
- Indiana Novel Coronavirus Map
- COVID-19 RESOURCE GUIDE FOR HOOSIERS LOOKING FOR ASSISTANCE
- U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan
- Back On Track Indiana - Governor Holcomb's Roadmap to Safely Reopen Indiana
- PPE Marketplace
Hammond Civic Center
The following Civic Center events have been canceled:
- March 20th - MMA
- April 3rd - POP Youth Rally
- April 5th - Easter Egg Hunt
- April 11th - Pawp-Up Adoption and Craft Fair
- April 25th - SlugFest Boxing
- MAY 2nd - Hammond’s 16th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration
The Fitness Center will be closed until further notice. Civic Center hours are 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. The Civic Center will be closed on Saturdays until further notice.
The following Hammond Sportsplex events have been canceled:
- March 21st & 22nd - Nike Indy Premier Basketball Tournament
- March 28th - One Day Shootout Basketball Tournament
- March 29th - Velocity 219 VBC March Madness Tournament
- Open Gym Basketball is canceled until further notice.
Jean Shepherd Community Center
The following Jean Shepherd Community Center events have been canceled:
- March 28th - Prom Genie
- April 18th - Indoor Garage Sale
Hammond Civic Center
The following Civic Center events have been postponed:
- April 16th - 17th Annual Hammond Job Fair
The following Hammond Sportsplex events have been postponed:
- Velocity 219 VBC Practices
- Adult Coed Volleyball Friday Night League
- NWI Tradition Basketball Club
- All Sunday youth leagues (10u-14u)
- Men’s open
- High School (boys and girls)
- Veteran’s League (over 30’s)
- Friday Night Elite
- Lil Kickers FC
Mayor's Night Out
- The April 15th Mayor's Night Out has been postponed. A reschedule date will be determined soon.
For questions regarding City building closures, meeting cancellations, and Executive Orders contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The novel coronavirus is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, in December of 2019. The virus has now spread to many countries around the world, including the United Stated, prompting the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic. A pandemic occurs when the whole world is experiencing the same disease at the same time. Technically, the virus is named SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes is called COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019). For more information on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), please go to the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): CDC Website
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet), and via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. See How Coronavirus Spreads.
There is no specific treatment for novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Patients who are confirmed to have the disease will be cared for by health care professionals.
Steps to prevent the spread of the flu will also help guard against the spread of COVID-19: cover your cough and sneezes, wash your hands frequently, avoid shaking hands and touching your face with unwashed hands, and if you are not feeling well or are experiencing a cold, the flu, or other symptoms, contact your primary care provider and stay home from school or work. Take steps to improve your personal and organizational preparedness.
Individuals can prevent illness by taking the following actions:
- Frequently wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
- Always cover your cough or sneeze;
- Stay home if you are sick;
- Get your flu shot to protect against the flu or symptoms similar to COVID-19; and
- If you have recently returned from a country with ongoing COVID-19 infection, monitor your health and follow the instructions of public health officials.
Individuals can prepare for the disruption that outbreaks cause:
- Make sure you have a supply of all essential medications for your family;
- Make a child care plan if you or a caregiver are sick;
- Consider how your family will manage school closures; and
- Consider how you can care for a sick family member without getting sick yourself
It is cold and flu season now, and many people have symptoms of illness that are not related to COVID-19. If you have fever, cough, or shortness of breath, contact your medical provider right away and tell them about your symptoms and any recent travel. Be sure to call ahead before you visit the office, clinic, or hospital, so that the medical provider can prepare for your visit.
Please refer to the Center for Disease Control guide for preparing for COVID-19: Preparing for COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are tracking the number of infections in the United States. Information on the current U.S. case count of Novel Coronavirus infections can be viewed on the CDC website.
The elderly and people with existing health conditions are at higher risk and are emphatically encouraged to take the recommended precautions to avoid acquiring the disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have dedicated resources on their website.