COVID-19 response

Allen County Sheriff's Department

The Allen County Superior Court’s criminal division ordered the early release of a number of inmates serving misdemeanor sentences in the Allen County Jail.

According to Allen County Sheriff David Gladieux, the Allen Superior Court’s criminal division ordered about 20 to 25 individuals to be released prior to the end of their sentences.

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Two more Hoosiers died from COVID-19 Wednesday according to the Indiana State Department of Health. Both were over the age of 60 and had underlying health conditions – one was from Hancock County and one was from Howard County. More than 475 cases have been confirmed, as more than 3,300 tests have been confirmed by the state health department.

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Indiana officials are still optimistic the state’s economy will bounce back from the effects of the novel coronavirus.

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School buildings are closed statewide for at least another month, and it's up to locally elected school boards to decide whether, and how, to pay hourly workers.

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Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Company Tuesday expanded free COVID-19 testing to first responders in addition to health care workers.

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The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Indiana has climbed to 365, according to the Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday. The agency says as testing ramps up, the number of confirmed cases will continue to rise. Nearly 3,000 tests have been reported to ISDH.

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 In an effort to help those who depend on work to cover their living and education expenses while at Purdue Fort Wayne, the university has started a relief fund to help its students impacted by COVID-19.

On Tuesday, Purdue Fort Wayne officials announced a Student Relief Fund and donations can be made of any amount to help students at this time.

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The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees met Monday night to vote on measures to help the district during the COVID-19 crisis. 

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Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry, Allen County Commissioner Nelson Peters and other stakeholders in the health and law enforcement fields provided an update to county residents as the response to the COVID-19 coronavirus continues.

As of early this afternoon, the Allen County health department has reported seven cases of the coronavirus in the county. It was the first public meeting of city and county officials since Governor Eric Holcomb’s two-week stay-at-home order beginning Wednesday.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb’s "Stay-At-Home" order comes as the number of novel coronavirus cases continues to grow in Indiana. One economist says Holcomb’s actions are less far-reaching than other states and could help the economy take less of a hit.