State announces drive-thru testing clinics for health care workers, first responders

INDIANAPOLIS — As the number of novel coronavirus cases continues to rise, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is partnering with local health officials in four communities to hold free drive-thru testing clinics for healthcare workers, first responders and essential workers who have symptoms of COVID-19.

Clinics will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 13-17 at the following locations:

  • CK Newsome Community Center, 100 E. Walnut St., Evansville
  • Ivy Tech, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne
  • St. Timothy Community Church, 1600 W. 25th Ave., Gary
  • Ivy Tech, 8204 Hwy 311, Sellersburg

Participants should bring a driver’s license or other State of Indiana-issued identification card and documentation of place of employment. Only symptomatic individuals will be tested. Tests will be conducted as long as supplies last and will be limited to one individual per vehicle.

Essential workers are those identified by Governor Eric J. Holcomb’s executive order.

Due to patient privacy laws, media will not be able to videotape individuals as they are being tested.

To date, 7,435 Indiana residents are known to have contracted the novel coronavirus, including 537 additional cases reported Saturday. More than 39,000 test results have been reported to ISDH. A total of 330 Hoosiers have died.

Bartholomew County is reporting 108 positive cases with four deaths.

There have been 783 tests completed in Bartholomew County with 108 positives and 526 negatives. There are 101 tests pending.

The number of positives of Bartholomew County residents may include testing that was
conducted out of county. Conversely, the number of total tests may also include submissions for non-Bartholomew County residents. The counts listed for positives and deaths is only for Bartholomew County residents.

Surrounding counties statistics include:

  • Decatur County: 123 positive cases, 10 deaths
  • Jennings County: 54 positive cases, no deaths
  • Jackson County: 64 positive cases, no deaths
  • Brown County: 12 positive cases, one death
  • Shelby County: 68 positive cases, two deaths.

A list of counties with cases is included on the ISDH COVID-19 dashboard at Cases are listed by county of residence. Private lab reporting may be delayed and will be reflected in the map and count when results are received at ISDH. Beginning Monday, the dashboard will be updated at noon each day.