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Coronavirus: K-12 Buildings Closed For School Year, Indiana Gets 'C' In Social Distancing

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 13 additional deaths Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 78. The state announced a total of more than 3,000 confirmed cases, with more than 16,000 Hoosiers tested.

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Coronavirus: Allen County Up To 51 Cases

Arts and Culture

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Helping Local Freelance Musicians, Pyle Style

Fort Wayne pianist and music educator Alicia Pyle is working overtime to help out-of-work musicians raise funds during the Coronavirus restrictions on public gatherings.

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State News

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Here's How Federal COVID-19 Stimulus Funding Will Impact Indiana Schools

Indiana will receive millions of dollars in education funding under the federal CARES Act – the stimulus package to help mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19. And while state officials and finance experts in the state say it's appreciated, it will likely have to be just the start.

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WBOI Presents


WBOI Presents: Superintendent Jennifer McCormick

This week on WBOI Presents, we are listening back to a presentation from Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick.

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Lauren Chapman / IPB News

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 13 additional deaths Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 78. The state announced a total of more than 3,000 confirmed cases, with more than 16,000 Hoosiers tested. 

Samantha Horton / IPB News

Agricultural economists forecast a potentially record high year for corn yields at the same time the coronavirus pandemic is hurting industries that rely on the crop. This in turn could hurt prices and farmers.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

Indiana K-12 schools will not reopen this academic year as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

The Indiana Department of Education ordered schools Thursday to develop plans to prepare for the long-term fallout from that decision.

Countries around the world have now reported more than 1 million coronavirus cases, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow. The respiratory disease has killed more than 51,000 people and is found in at least 181 countries and regions.

The updated numbers come from a coronavirus dashboard created by Johns Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering, which tracks the data in near real time.

Community Memorial Hospital

Dr. Vasavi Reddy is a family physician at Community Memorial Hospital in Hicksville, Ohio. Defiance County has a total of six individuals confirmed infected with the coronavirus, and two remain hospitalized.


Dr. Reddy spoke with WBOI on Monday about how her little group of physicians prepared for the arrival of the pandemic in their community. This is the first part of their conversation. 


We will be checking in with Dr. Reddy periodically about their efforts to combat the virus in Defiance County.

Screenshot of Allen County Health Department

 Allen County has seen another increase in the number of patients testing positive for the coronavirus. That number, as of Thursday afternoon, is at 51. Two deaths have been reported.


According to the Indiana Department of Health, just over 16,000 Hoosiers have been tested for the disease. Three-thousand and 39 residents have tested positive, and 78 have died.



The Indiana State Department of Health reported 16 additional deaths Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 65. The state announced a total of 2,565 confirmed cases, with more than 14,000 Hoosiers tested. 

Jill Sheridan / IPB News

The Lilly Endowment is giving Indiana organizations millions of dollars in grants in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. Department of Labor

A federal law took effect Wednesday requiring some employers to give paid sick and family leave to workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hoosier businesses covered by the law will have to comply or face penalties.

Alan Mbathi / IPB News

Indiana officials say the state’s capacity to test people for COVID-19 is increasing, even as the growth in testing slowed over the last few days.


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