Fishers COVID-19 FAQs
COVID-19 Information & Medical Support
Fishers Health Department Community Recommendations
What stage/level are we currently in on the Fishers Health Department’s Community Risk Scale?
Fishers is currently in Level 3, or Orange.
Where can I find the latest orders and recommendations?
See Fishers Health Department's current orders and recommendations.
Are masks mandatory within Fishers?
While masks are not mandatory within Fishers city limits, the Fishers Health Department recommends following the CDC's mask guidance. Private businesses can mandate mask-wearing at their business.
Given new evidence on the Delta variant, the CDC has updated its recommendations for those who are fully vaccinated:
- Wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission
- Wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission, particularly if they are immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease from COVID-19, or if they have someone in their household who is immunocompromised, at increased risk of severe disease or not fully vaccinated
- If you have a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to be tested 3-5 days after exposure, and to wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result. PCR test is recommended for those who are fully vaccinated, close contacts.
- Recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status.
What should I know about the Delta Variant?
- The Delta variant, also known as B.1.617.2, spreads more than twice as easily as the earlier strain.
- The Delta variant is about as transmissible as the chickenpox, infecting an average of eight or nine other people. The original lineage was about as transmissible as the common cold, with each infected person passing the virus to an average of two other people.
- It is now the dominant strain in the U.S. and accounts for 91% of sequenced specimens in Indiana and greater than 83% of all new COVID cases across the U.S.
- People infected with the Delta variant carry up to 1,000 times more virus in their nasal passages than other strains, resulting in higher transmissibility.
- Studies show fully vaccinated people can spread delta variant, which is why they recommend masks in indoor settings.
- There is still no data to support the need for a booster vaccine at this time, as emerging evidence indicates durability in immune response from vaccinated individuals. Recommendations on if and when booster shots will be needed continues to be studied.
- CDC’s COVID-19 Data Tracker is the source to learn if your community is in a substantial or high area of transmission.
Who is eligible to receive the vaccine?
Individuals ages 12+* are eligible to receive the vaccine. You do not need to be a resident to receive a vaccination in Indiana.
- Individuals ages 12 - 17: Pfizer
- Individuals ages 18+: Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J
Visit vaccinefinder.org to determine vaccines available by location.
Where can I learn more about the vaccine?
Find vaccine FAQ's.
Symptoms & Testing
What should I do if I have symptoms of COVID-19?
If you believe you have symptoms of COVID-19, the Fishers Health Department recommends you schedule a test to confirm your case. Free testing for all Hoosiers ages 5+ is available at the Fishers Health Department in partnership with the Indiana Department of Health. It is recommended that those experiencing symptoms, and who are presumptive-positive, quarantine for 10 days.
Schedule an appointment for:
If you are symptomatic consistent with COVID-19 signs and symptoms, you may be eligible for the BinaxNOW test. Schedule your test under "All Hoosiers". If eligible, the testers at the testing site will ask if you are interested in the BinaxNOW test.
Where can I find more info on testing in Fishers?
Get answers to frequently asked questions on the Testing FAQ page.
Is the testing site ADA accessible?
The City of Fishers COVID Testing Site is ADA Accessible. Wheelchair accessible vehicles can come to the drive-thru testing site and the testing crew will assist to ensure testing can be completed.
How to Stay Updated
What resources are available for Fishers residents to get information on the COVID-19 situation locally?
- Fishers COVID-19 Hotline: Call 317-595-3211 if you have questions or need assistance, open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Fishers Health Department COVID-19 information page with community risk info, data dashboards, and resources for residents
- Follow the Fishers Health Department for updates on Twitter, Facebook and Nextdoor.
- Find info on COVID-19 cases in Hamilton County on the Hamilton County Health Department website.
- Indiana State Department of Health COVID-19 hotline for general public questions: call 877-826-0011 24/7 or e-mail.
- See public resources from Governor Holcomb’s office and Senator Young's toolkit of resources,
Where can I sign up for email updates about COVID-19?
Subscribe to COVID-19 email updates from the Fishers Health Department.
Where can I find information about COVID-19 Vaccine?
You can visit our COVID-19 Vaccine page here.
City of Fishers Operations
Do I need special event approval?
Currently, you do not need special event approval to host an event.
Are water fountains open in Fishers parks?
No, water fountains are currently closed, but water bottle fillers are open.
Are City Court hearings in person?
In-person payments for tickets are accepted at the City Services Building, and court is currently held in person.
How can I pay my ticket?
You may still pay your ticket online if your violation does not require you to appear in Court, or you may mail payment in the form of cashier’s check or money order. Personal checks are not accepted. In-person payments at City Services can only be paid by exact cash, cashier’s check, or money order at this time.
Local Businesses & Service Providers
Where can I find business recovery and support for my Fishers business?
For information and support, visit fishersecondev.com.
Are food trucks permitted in neighborhoods?
Food trucks are permitted with the following guidelines:
- Food trucks must be registered with the Fishers Health Department
- Food trucks should implement mobile/online ordering for residents to utilize to avoid lines and person-to-person contact
- Residents must abide by the CDC’s guidelines of 6-foot distance when waiting for food orders
- Residents should reduce the number of family members waiting for food orders. For example, only one adult to visit the food truck and/or wait in line. Children should remain at home if possible.
Support & Resources
Where is public WI-FI available locally?
The Hamilton East Public Library has complimentary WI-FI access in their parking lots. Information is available here.
What mental health resources are available during this time?
We’re still a #StigmaFreeFishers. If you or a loved one need mental health support, a list of resources is available here. If you have immediate concerns or are in danger, call 911.