COVID-19

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After more than a year of Covid-related delays, postponements and reschedules Fort Wayne Youtheatre's production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis is finally set to open on Saturday, May 1st, on the stage of the Embassy Theatre.

JULIE LOTHAMER

In a year of working from home, lockdowns and take-out food, it’s been important to find ways of occupying your timeat home. Many people have picked up new hobbies or habits during the pandemic, due to an increase in free time or boredom. 

 

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Hoosier mothers will be able to stay on Medicaid for up to 12 months after giving birth under a new coverage expansion. 

To say Leah Juelke is an award-winning teacher is a bit of an understatement. She was a top 10 finalist for the Global Teacher Prize in 2020; she was North Dakota's Teacher of the Year in 2018; and she was awarded an NEA Foundation award for teaching excellence in 2019.

But Juelke, who teaches high school English learners in Fargo, N.D., says nothing prepared her for teaching during the coronavirus pandemic.

"The level of stress is exponentially higher. It's like nothing I've experienced before."

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The Northwest Allen County School Board held a public work session during its meeting Monday to address parent concerns over the continued mask mandate in schools.

The session came after a heated discussion at the last school board meeting, in which some parents argued against the district continuing to require masks in schools.

Travis Striggle is a parent of two students at NACS and began the facebook group Unmask NACS Students Now, which now has more than 500 members.

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Parkview Health is offering a new clinic to help treat people with lingering symptoms of COVID-19.

The Post-COVID Clinic will be led by the Parkview Physicians Group (PPG) Neurology team and provide care and support for so-called COVID-19 “long-haulers.”

Dr. Fen Lei Chang is the medical director for Parkview Neurosciences and the director of the new clinic. He said post-COVID symptoms - such as brain fog, fatigue or loss of taste or smell - are “absolutely real and devastating.”

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In May of 2020 Arts United and the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne joined forces to create the city's first ever Artist Relief Fund, designed to combat the financial pressures on independent artists & creatives suddenly without income because of shutdowns and closures caused by the corona virus pandemic.

With COVID restrictions still hindering many from returning to work, a second phase has been launched.

Health care workers across the country have started receiving COVID-19 vaccines, but doctors and nurses at some of the nation's top hospitals are raising the alarm, charging that vaccine distribution has been unfair and a chaotic "free-for-all."

At hospitals in Massachusetts, New York, Arizona, California and elsewhere, medical professionals say that those with the most exposure to COVID-19 patients are not always the first to get vaccinated. And others who have little or no contact with COVID-19 patients have received vaccinations.

Courtesy/PBS FW

PBS Fort Wayne has a new board-driven series showcasing agencies and organizations that have responded to the COVID-19 Pandmemic in creative or reimagined ways.

The series is called "Moving Forward."

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Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday the state will devote significant resources to nursing homes across Indiana in the next few weeks.

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