MHP Incident Command Update

February 4, 2022

General update: Shelby County’s current positivity rate decreased to 28.8% and Indiana’s positivity rate decreased to 26.2%. Statewide hospitalization rates continue to decline daily.

FREE Covid testing and FREE vaccination clinic: A free mobile testing and vaccination clinic will be open February 2nd through February 5th from 12 P.M. to 8 P.M. at 1600 E. SR 44, Suite C (former Purdue Extension Building next to Shelby County Health Department). Register online at or call 211 (866) 211-9966. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are accepted.

Inpatient unit: Thirty-two of our 40 beds are full on our 3rd-floor inpatient unit.

  • We currently have 11 critical care patients on the 3rd floor, and 6 (55%) of those patients are due to Covid. Of the 6 Covid-related critical care patients, two are vaccinated.
  • We have three patients on a ventilator and one of those patients is Covid positive and that patient is unvaccinated. We have eight additional patients who are on Vapotherm or BiPap, and six of those patients are Covid positive and three of those patients are vaccinated.
  • Twenty-one (66%) of our inpatients are Covid positive, and fourteen (67%) of them are unvaccinated.

Urgent Care and walk-in volumes: Due to the weather on Thursday and Friday, we have had extremely low volumes of walk-in visits across all locations.

Emergency Department: The Emergency Department saw 36 patients Thursday and 51 on Wednesday. The low volumes are attributed to the weather.

Beginning next Monday, February 7th, MHP plans to revise the Main Entrance (#2) door schedule. Sliding doors will be unlocked at the following times (italics indicates a change):

    1. Monday thru Friday - 5:30am - 7 pm
    2. Saturday 7am - 12pm

The MHP Lab Drop-Off program will also resume on Monday, Feb 7th. This program allows patients to come through the circle drive of the Main Entrance, call a number posted outside the entrance, and drop off their lab specimen with a courier (valet or navigator), who will then take it inside for processing. (Please note that while most specimens can be accepted through the drop-off program, 24-urine collections and semen specimens cannot.)