Indiana coronavirus response

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Indiana is expanding a small business COVID-19 relief program after it struggled to get many Hoosier businesses to apply.

As states move toward reopening their economies, officials are emphasizing the need to expand their capacity to test for COVID-19.

But many say their efforts to ramp up testing are still being hampered by a shortage of supplies. To help fill the gaps, some state public health labs are looking to academic labs for help.

Courtesy/Palermo Galindo

For Fort Wayne's Community Liaison Palermo Galindo, there's plenty of work to be done around town these days, despite the Coronavirus restrictions, closings and directives.


Although the entire Allen County Public Library system is closed during the Coronavirus pandemic, its Access Fort Wayne division has plenty of work to do as it continues to keep area residents informed and entertained.

Julia Meek

There's a lot happening at Saint Henry Catholic Church and Community Center on the city's south side these days despite Coronavirus restrictions, thanks to the resourcefulness of its property manager, Paul Gerardot.


Although social distancing keeps us out of our favorite restaurants these days, whatever you're hungry for, 2GoFW is a brand new public Facebook group designed to keep folks fed, safe and informed during the COVID-19 restrictions.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.