COVID-19 Updates

Keep up-to-date on the evolving COVID-19 situation


January 06, 2022



Updated March 06, 2023

This is why we're here.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for the Damien Center’s services has increased and will continue to do so afterward. Our clients and patients are among the most likely people in our community to experience negative fallout. Many have medical risk factors, and many—often at the same time—face economic insecurity. An increasing number, through no fault of their own, will find themselves without the ability to pay for rent or food or medicine. To support our mission, please consider making a gift here.

Damien COVID Protocols

Damien is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our employees and for those seeking services from us. Damien has developed the following COVID-19 protocols to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and respond to COVID-19 positive cases. These protocols will continue to be updated as the epidemic evolves.

Click here to view the full COVID-19 Protocols for Damien.


Please note: We do not test for COVID-19! If you have symptoms of COVID-19, have had close contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19, or have been asked by your healthcare provider to get tested, please do not come into the building and instead consult your healthcare provider.

You can request 4 free tests to be sent to your home to test for COVID-19 through

Due to increasing cases of COVID-19, the Damien Center Testing Center strongly prefers appointments be made for testing. To schedule your appointment, please click here.

Mask Mandate

Effective March 6th, 2023

Masking is optional while on-site at all Damien locations. Those who are symptomatic will be asked to wear a mask while in the clinic area.

Masks should be surgical, disposable masks. A mask should only be worn for a maximum of one day and then discarded. If someone is wearing a cloth mask, they will be asked to switch to a disposable mask or to wear one beneath the cloth mask.

COVID-19 Vaccine and Vaccine Requirements

Indiana has expanded COVID-19 Vaccine eligibility. To learn more, contact your medical provider or visit the Indiana COVID-19 Vaccine Page!

All employees are required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Any employee will lose their employment status if they fail to meet the timeline and requirements that Damien defines as fully vaccinated. This definition may continue to evolve as the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control release new guidance. Any new employee cannot begin employment without proof of initial vaccination dose and a commitment to complete full vaccination.

Exemptions will be considered for medical reasons only and all requests must be provided in writing. Extensions will be granted for anyone who has recently had COVID-19 or who is currently in the process of being vaccinated.

Effective February 1, 2022, the new definition for fully vaccinated will include:

  • 2 weeks after a 2-dose series of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines AND a booster for either Pfizer or Moderna
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine AND a booster for either Pfizer or Moderna

Employees may choose either Pfizer or Moderna vaccine for their booster at the employee’s discretion. Employees are required to provide proof of vaccination via established protocol. Contact Rick Tisdale or Amanda Bow if you are unsure how to report your vaccination status.

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