COVID-19 response

How Can You Help During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

Apr 13, 2020
Emma Atkinson / WTIU

There are a lot of things you can do to stop the novel coronavirus from spreading — like staying at home, washing your hands, and disinfecting surfaces in your house. But what can you do to help your community? 

Indiana Public Broadcasting compiled this list of 10 ways Hoosiers can help. 

State Offers Virtual Help As FAFSA Deadline Looms

Apr 10, 2020
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The state deadline to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is less than a week away, and the state is hosting a virtual event Monday night to offer support for students who still need to file while stuck at home.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

Education leaders are searching for new tools and technology to help students access learning materials from home as school buildings remain closed because of the new coronavirus. But a new initiative announced Monday takes advantage of old-school tech: public television.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

Eli Lilly announced a new program Tuesday that caps the out-of-pocket costs for most insulin users at $35 a month. The Indianapolis-based company says it’s designed to help diabetes patients during the novel coronavirus crisis. 

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 34 additional deaths Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 173. The state announced 5,507 total confirmed cases, with more than 28,000 Hoosiers tested.

Rebecca Green / Northeast Indiana Public Radio/WBOI

Allen County now has 90 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and six individuals have passed away.  The total infected in northeast Indiana is at 162, including Allen County, with 10 deaths. There have been 5,507 Indiana residents who have tested positive for the virus, according to the Indiana Department of Health. 173 Hoosiers have died. Nearly 28,800 have been tested. 

A Purdue University Fort Wayne staff member has tested positive, but is believed to have had limited contact with individuals on campus, according to university officials.


The Allen County Health Department is encouraging residents to wear cloth face coverings when venturing out into public during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a teleconference with media today, health department board member Dr. James Cameron talked about the effectiveness of wearing face coverings in public during a health crisis like this one.


Justin Hicks / IPB News

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 12 additional deaths Monday, bringing the state’s total to 139. The state announced nearly 5,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 26,000 Hoosiers tested.


Companies across the U.S. are furloughing and firing workers in response to cuts in profits from the coronavirus pandemic. One Indiana-based company is taking pay cuts at all levels.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced an extension of his “Stay-At-Home” order for Indiana Monday. While there are new restrictions across the state, there are a number of things you can do and businesses that can stay open.