During this time, the Knox County Health Department is encouraging all business to be conducted by mail, electronically, or by phone, if possible, to reduce the amount of in-office traffic.


For information and resouces from Good Samaritan Hospital click here.
Call ahead to discuss your symptoms and if you should be tested. A hotline to talk to a triage nurse has been established. You can call 812-450-6555, 24 hours a day. Additionally, you can use the symptom checker in MyChart.

For resources and information from the Indiana State Department of Health, click here.
A hotline has been established for those who think they may be experiencing symptoms. 1-317-233-7125 [317-233-1325 after hours] or email

For information on COVID-19 and situation updates, click here to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website.

NOTICE: Festival and event organizers,  please follow this link for a COVID mitigation plan form. This form is required for approval of public events during the pandemic. To submit, or if there are any questions about the form or other required documents, please contact Madeline Hatcher at or 812-882-8080 ext 8403 The form can be found here.
The Covid 19 virus is present and active in Knox County. To protect yourself and others we need your help. Stay home with others who live under the same roof. This means no one other than the people who live under your roof are to be with you. Do not spend time with friends or family who do not live in your home. When you leave to purchase food and essentials do not take any family members with you. If you are an essential worker, stay 6 feet away from other people. If you feel sick, stay home. Contact your health care provider and do not go to work. All known cases of Covid 19 in Knox County are in isolation. In accordance with CDC guidelines their contacts have been notified and are in isolation as well. We need your cooperation and everyone’s cooperation to be successful in defeating Covid 19 during this crisis .


September 2nd, 2020

Knox County has 73 active cases as of yesterday. This includes 14 patients who are hospitalized, 5 of which are on ventilators.

August 27th, 2020

Knox County has now seen 3 deaths due to COVID-19 and has 84 active cases as of yesterday. The community is urged to wear face coverings when out in the community where social distancing is not possible. This county is now a hot spot for new cases and the cooperation of the community is needed to mitigate the spread of this virus.

Do your part, mask up, and stay 6 feet apart.

July 13th, 2020 at 11:36 am

9 cases currently active with 1 hospitalization.

April 7th, 2020 at 10:15 am

No new cases reported since yesterday’s update.

April 5th, 2020 at 3:00 pm

All confirmed cases are quarantined at home, no cases in the hospital. All known contacts of confirmed cases have been contacted and confined to their homes.

April 1st, 2020 at 11:00 am

On April 1, 2020 the Knox County Health Department was notified of 2 additional county residents who tested positive for COVID-19, and bringing our total cases to 4 for Knox County. Both individuals are being quarantined at home and are not in the hospital.

Case investigation was immediately begun and all individuals who have been in contact with these patients have been notified by the Health Department and confined to their homes.

March 30th, 2020 at 11:40 am

On March 28, 2020 the Knox County Indiana Health Department was notified that two county residents had tested positive for COVID-19. Both individuals are quarantined to their homes and are being monitored daily by the Knox County Health Department.

Case investigation has begun and contacts who need to be confined to their homes have been notified.

Confirmed Cases: 350

Updated September 2nd, 2020 at 10:15 am

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