Clarksville Recognized by Health Department for Support During COVID Epidemic

CLARKSVILLE, IN (May 3, 2022) – Like many health agencies across the country, the Clark County Health Department faced an arduous battle during our recent COVID-19 epidemic. Administering thousands upon thousands of tests and vaccinations was no easy feat for the southern Indiana health organization. Fortunately, though, communities and residents across Clark County did what they could to help.

At Tuesday night’s regularly scheduled Town Council meeting, a representative from the Clark County Health Department thanked the Town of Clarksville for its contribution to the COVID 19 fight. Clark County’s Health Officer, Dr. Eric Yazel, presented the Town Councilmembers with a Certificate of Appreciation that read…

We would like to recognize the Town of Clarksville for their dedication to the community and support of public health in Southern Indiana. Their partnership during the pandemic has been invaluable and we look forward to continuing to work together in the future.

The Town of Clarksville supported the Clark County Health Department by turning over the Clarksville Community Center for use as a COVID-19 testing center for more than a year, with no cost to department. Once a COVID-19 vaccine was developed, Clarksville invited the Health Department to use another Town owned facility as a vaccination site.

“On behalf of the Clark County Health Department, and the people of our region, we wanted to present a certificate of appreciation to the Town of Clarksville for their outstanding community partnership and support of testing, vaccine sites, and other aspects of fighting the COVID-19 epidemic,” said Clark County Health Officer Dr. Eric Yazel.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 82,000 of the county’s 118,000 residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. More than 71,000 Clark County residents (or 60% of the population) are fully vaccinated. To learn more about the impact of COVID-19 on Clark County and the State of Indiana, click here.