COVID-19 response

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 259 additional confirmed deaths over the last week, bringing the state’s total to 4,383 – the largest reported in a single week since early May. 

U.S. Office of the Surgeon General

U.S. Surgeon General and former Indiana state health commissioner Dr. Jerome Adams made a visit to Allen County Friday to discuss the local and federal response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Courtesy/Wellspring Interfaith Social Services

Although COVID-19 forced Wellspring Interfaith Social Services to suspend all non-essential programs, the organization has been working non-stop to lend a hand to those in need and keep its population's food insecurity at bay.


Although most community celebrations had to be cancelled or put on hold this summer due to COVID-19, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art is partnering with Arts United to carry off its 20th annual Chalk Walk, normally a signature Three Rivers Festival event--virtually.


Fort Wayne Youtheatre has been getting creative with its virtual programming since the earliest days of COVID-19 restrictions and now it's getting ready to resume "in person" activities, summer camp-style.

Courtesy/City of New Haven Fire Muster

While nearly all of the areas'  spring and summer festivals have been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions and health risks, New Haven, Indiana has managed to keep its citizens engaged and connected in a variety of socially distanced communal activities.

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As Indiana adjusts to the fourth stage of Governor Eric Holcomb’s “Back on Track” plan to “reopen” the Hoosier State amid the COVID-19 coronavirus, Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry and local health officials are urging continued vigilance to keep the virus at bay.


The City of Fort Wayne announced its Fourth of July fireworks show will take place at the Indiana Michigan Power Center on that Saturday at 10 pm.

Cheryl Garbe

First Wayne Street United Methodist Church sits at a crossroads, as its Senior Pastor, Cheryl Garbe explains, "a key location both geographically and historically," which she maintains, "is no accident."

Rebecca Green/WBOI News

June 1 marked the third straight month in which rent was due in most places across the United States, during a period of consistent job losses amid the coronavirus pandemic that has led to 40 million unemployed Americans and counting.