coronavirus response

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Go to school in person this fall or leave the country. That's the message Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is sending to international college students with a new policy announced Monday, and it's leaving students scrambling to figure out their options.

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The Indiana Governor’s Workforce Cabinet says it’s expanding the state’s Next Level Jobs program with $37 million from the CARES Act. It’s a major part of the state’s strategy to help Hoosiers recover from pandemic-related job losses.

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The Small Business Administration released data Monday on companies and other groups that received a loan through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

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  The Indiana Department of Health is reporting another death in Allen County due to COVID-19.

The death is not yet reflected in Allen County Department of Health’s official tally.

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Two more Allen County residents have died from COVID-19, bringing the total to 131. There have been 2,825 positive tests reported, according to the Allen County Department of Health.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 31 additional confirmed deaths over the weekend, bringing the state’s total to 2,500. The state announced more than 48,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 521,000 Hoosiers tested.

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Purdue University researchers developed a new COVID-19 test that could be more affordable and time efficient. The test will first be used by health care providers before then offering it to consumers for use at home.

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Nineteen new deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Allen County since July 1, due to a delay in reporting.

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LaGrange, Noble and Kosciusko counties remain among Indiana’s top five counties for COVID-19 infection rates, according to a new pandemic dashboard put together by the Harvard Global Health Initiative.


Allen County is the ninth-worst county in Indiana for infections of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.


Based on a seven-day moving average, the dashboard is part of a risk-assessment tool that allows individuals to check the current risk for COVID-19 in the community where they live.


COVID-19 has been “totally devastating” for some Hoosier fireworks companies. One company owner says his business needs help to survive – and a proposal from U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) could be the answer.