COVID-19

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One more Allen County resident has died from COVID-19, and 32 have tested positive.

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There have been 157 Allen County lives taken by COVID-19 as of Thursday, with two additional deaths reported by the Allen County Health Department.

What Do The U.S. GDP Numbers Mean For Indiana?

Jul 30, 2020
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The U.S. economy showed its largest decline in more than 70 years last quarter. The broad measure of economic activity also points to areas where Indiana is struggling.

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Earlier today, Governor Eric Holcomb issued a statewide mask order to curb the spread of COVID-19, taking effect on Monday.

Here in Fort Wayne, a new platform championing that cause was launched on Facebook a few weeks ago by Linda Ann Shafer, Michelle Marqueling and Sarah Kleber, aptly named Mask Up Fort Wayne!

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Schools around Indiana are beginning to outline their tentative plans to reopen this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic.

New Fund Aims To Help Youth Serving Nonprofits

Jul 15, 2020

More than half of Indiana nonprofits curtailed or suspended programs because of the pandemic. The new $20 million Youth Program Resilience Fund aims to help youth who lost mentors, coaches and caretakers they would have had in those programs. 

Indiana Youth Institute President and CEO Tami Silverman said it will help nonprofits reestablish services for school-aged youth. 

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The spread of COVID-19 seems to be slowing down in Indiana – that’s according to the latest results in a statewide study of the virus, led by the Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI.

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo will be opening to the public in July, officials announced Thursday.

On July 4, the zoo plans to fully open at normal capacity, in compliance with the Gov. Eric Holcomb’s current orders.

Bonnie Kemp spokeswoman for the zoo says they always said they would follow the guidance of the state and health professionals on when they could reopen.

In light of coronavirus concerns continuing on into the summer, several cities are deciding to keep public pools closed for the season.

Thursday, Fort Wayne announced that while many parks and facilities would re-open, city pools would remain closed. Earlier this week, New Haven announced they wouldn’t be reopening Jury Pool for the summer.

Mike Clendenen is the superintendent of New Haven’s Parks and Recreation department. He says the decision not to reopen this year was a difficult one to make.

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