On Monday, April 20, Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb issued a revised Stay-At-Home order for Hoosiers that lasts through May 1 and is designed to limit interactions among Hoosiers to increase containment of COVID-19. 

As of Monday morning Benton County has four confirmed cases of COVID-19 (corona virus). 

Benton County’s Director of  Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Jason Fisher said the Benton County Health Department is working closely with the Indiana State Department of Health monitoring the situation and that all appropriate quarantine measures are being taken per State and Center for Disease Control procedures.

Testing for COVID-19  is being accomplished by the Indiana State Department of Health and by direction of physicians for patients that meet certain criteria. 

As of April 20, 11,686 Hoosiers have tested positive and 569 people have died from the disease and there are positive tests in 92 of 92 counties. “I want to thank Hoosiers in every corner of our state who have stayed socially-distanced and hunkered down. Lives are being saved, and we’re slowing the spread,” Gov. Holcomb said. 

“Continuing the course at this time is essential to flattening the curve while we also prepare to safely reopen Indiana for business.”

  The Benton County Health Department and Emergency Management Agency highly recommend that if you have been out of state or to an area where the spread of the corona virus has been prevalent, to self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms for 14 days. Contact the Benton County Health Department for more information.

Indiana’s Critical Industries Hotline continues to be available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to respond to business and industry questions about whether a business is considered essential. The center may be reached by calling 877-820-0890 or by emailing covidresponse@iedc.in.gov

  Answers to frequently asked questions and instructions to file for COVID-19-related unemployment are available at Unemployment.IN.gov.