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Monticello Named Smart Rural Community

The City of Monticello has been recognized as a smart rural community.  Lightstream, a local company providing fiber-optic broadband services, to our community is our city partner.  Their goal is to bring high speed internet to rural areas.

Lightstream was awarded this honor by the National Broadband Association.  The President and CEO of Lightstream, Brent Gilliam, has worked towards this goal within rural areas during the pandemic.

Gilliam remarked, "To be able to share this with our community and watch it develop and grow and be able to provide that opportunity for many years and decades in the future is very important to us."  Monticello Mayor Cathy Gross said this recognition is part of her mission to move the city forward.  Gross said, "Because of these important partnerships we are able to constantly make a different in our community".

To learn more about this award, visit Lightstream's Smart Rural Community webpage.


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White County - BLUE Guidelines until April 7th, 2021

White County is currently BLUE.  Current map reflects March 29th, 2021.  Update each Wednesday.  See the weekly stats by clicking here (scroll down for map).

  Original State of Indiana Executive Order outlining general guidelines and county color guidelines

White County Guidelines (Low Community Spread -Blue):  The county received a point score of below 1.0 when percent positivity and new cases per 100,000 residents are combined. The county is under blue guidelines. These requirements remain in effect until the metric returns to red/orange/yellow or moves to the all clear level. 

Actions may include:
  • All general requirements are in effect. Hoosier businesses remain open.
  • The Indiana Department of Health will convene local public health officials, local health care providers, elected officials, school leaders and other key stakeholders to discuss actions that will be taken. State agencies will provide further support upon request.
Local Officials
  • Local health officials should evaluate the source of positive tests, undertake targeted testing where appropriate; and issue isolation or quarantine orders where necessary.
  • Local health officials, health care providers, elected officials, school leadership and other key local leaders must convene regularly to discuss actions that could be implemented to decrease the spread of COVID in their communities.
  • School officials should review plans for all extra-curricular activities and assemblies to ensure compliance with capacity/ attendance restrictions and other best mitigation practices are being followed.
Measures and Restrictions:  Individuals and businesses in counties designated as Blue must comply with all general requirements set forth in State of Indiana Executive Order 21-06  ( Español version ) subject to the following modifications:
  • A social gathering are recommended to be no more than 250 individuals.
  • Events and social gatherings may take place at up to 100 percent capacity when all other guidelines, including social distancing, face coverings are worn, and plans to mitigate COVID-19 are in place.
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March 31st - COVID Vaccine Available for Ages 16+

  Vaccine Eligibility County Vaccine Locations
  Appointment Scheduling Website - wait times on site may be long.  NOTE:  Kroger has their own scheduling site.  If interested visit this link.
  Map to Ivy Tech
  Vaccine Video (Local Information from the Family Health Clinics) 

Appointments may now be scheduled online for COVID-19 vaccinations to eligible recipients. The vaccine is now available to individuals age 16 and older;
  • NOTE:  Anyone younger than age 18 must select a Pfizer Vaccination Site - Check here for availibility.
  • Long Term Care Facility Residents;
  • Individuals with High-Risk Conditions (review eligibility);
  • Veterans (review eligibility);
  • Educators
  • licensed and unlicensed healthcare workers and first responders who have face-to-face interactions with patients or infectious material or work in a public-facing position that requires in-person contact
Due to limited supply, a vaccine is available by appointment only to those currently eligible as determined by the Indiana Department of Health. That complete list is posted to https://ourshot.in.gov, and appointments can also be scheduled at that website.

There is no cost to the individual, but insurance may be charged an administration fee. Individuals should bring a photo ID and an insurance card if they have one. Licensed and unlicensed healthcare workers and first responders will need a photo ID, proof of age, or verification of current employment as a healthcare worker or first responder in Indiana will be required.

White County Vaccination Sites

  Ivy Tech
1017 O’Connor Blvd.
Monticello, IN 47960

  Kroger Pharmacy
916 North Main St.
Monticello, IN  47960
Click here to register - Call 866-211-5320 to schedule Kroger appts. ONLY. (Do not call 211.)

  Family Health Clinic - Wolcott
128 W. Market St.
Wolcott, IN  47995

  Family Health Clinic - Monon
692 East Broadway
Monon, IN  47959

  Walgreens Pharmacy
812 W. Broadway St.
Monticello, IN  47960
Note:  Supplies Limited

  Walmart Pharmacy
1088 W. Broadway St.
Monticello, IN  47960

Appointments need to be scheduled in advance through the state website above for those who are currently eligible. Click here for more information  or watch the following video:

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