coronavirus response

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The Indiana Department of Health announced Monday the state surpassed 800,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases. 

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No new deaths due to COVID-19 were reported Monday, but there were 1,902 new cases reported statewide.

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Indiana surpassed 3 million fully vaccinated Hoosiers Friday. The milestone comes as the state sees a slight uptick – a little less than double – in the weekly average of Hoosiers getting their initial shot. 

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An entire school district in southern Indiana has gone virtual until later this month because of an outbreak of COVID-19 cases. It's one of several areas experiencing disruptions caused by COVID-19 cases found in schools as a new academic year begins. 

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Gov. Eric Holcomb remains clear – he will not reimpose any statewide COVID-19 restrictions. That’s as the state and country are in the midst of a new wave of worsening COVID-19 conditions.

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Purdue University and Parkview Health moved the annual Tapestry event from September to the spring of 2022 due to the ongoing march in COVID-19 cases.

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Students learning primarily in-person during the COVID-19 pandemic last school year benefitted from face-to-face instruction, according to a new analysis of state data shared with the Indiana State Board of Education Wednesday.

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Indiana schools are reporting hundreds of new student cases of COVID-19 – with some only days into a new academic year. And it's disrupting classrooms and extracurricular activities across the state. 

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Fort Wayne Community Schools will require masks for all students and staff, regardless of vaccination status, beginning Wednesday.

The decision was announced at a school board meeting Monday evening. Superintendent Mark Daniel said the district’s main goal is keeping children in the classroom.

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COVID-19 is already disrupting the new school year for some students around the state, and it's creating challenges for schools hoping to keep kids in classrooms – especially in elementary grades. 

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