coronavirus response

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Gov. Eric Holcomb didn’t shed any more light Tuesday on why he extended his latest COVID-19 executive order by just two days.

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The Northwest Allen County Schools board of trustees voted to temporarily reinstate the district’s mask mandate at Monday night’s meeting.

The resolution would require masks for all students and staff from September 1 until October 14.

The decision came following a significant number of students having to isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19 in the first few weeks of school.

The district faced criticism from a group of parents earlier this year over the continued mask mandates. The resolution passed with a 3-2 vote.

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Nine new COVID-19 deaths were reported in northeast Indiana on Tuesday, including four in Allen County, according to the Indiana Department of Health.

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The majority of positive COVID-19 cases in Hoosier schools is among the population eligible for vaccination, according to the Indiana Department of Health.

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State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box and Indiana Department of Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Lindsey Weaver shut down misinformation Friday that an antibiotic to treat animals could be used against COVID-19.

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State health officials are encouraging eligible Hoosiers to get a third shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. This additional dose is different from the booster shots recently announced by the Biden administration. 

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Many Hoosier K-12 schools have stopped reporting COVID-19 data to the state, as required.

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Four new deaths due to COVID-19 were reported Friday in northeast Indiana, and 558 new cases identified.

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As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surge across Indiana, health systems are beginning to take steps not seen in months.

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  COVID-19 rates continue to climb in northeast Indiana counties, particularly in places with lower vaccination rates.

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