Novel coronavirus


The Indiana State Department of Health reported 16 additional deaths Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 65. The state announced a total of 2,565 confirmed cases, with more than 14,000 Hoosiers tested. 

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A federal law took effect Wednesday requiring some employers to give paid sick and family leave to workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hoosier businesses covered by the law will have to comply or face penalties.


Four more Allen County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the county total to 30. All northeast Indiana counties have now reported positive tests.


Over the weekend, LaGrange County reported two cases, and Kosciusko County reported four cases, according to the Indiana Department of Health.


Huntington County is also reporting two cases. Steuben County reported its first case late last week. 


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The Indiana State Department of Health announced Monday three new deaths from the novel coronavirus, bringing Indiana’s total to 35. More than 11,500 have been tested, and as of Monday, 1,786 Hoosiers have tested positive for the virus. 

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Indiana is preparing for a surge in COVID-19 patients – which state officials believe is coming soon – by allowing unlicensed medical professionals to practice.

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Ball State University trustees have approved a plan to give temporary paid leave to employees affected by the school’s closure during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Ball State is calling the measure “Extraordinary Temporary Paid Leave.”  If an employee can’t work through the school’s closure because of COVID-19, this paid leave will be how they will receive their regular expected salary and benefits through the end of June.

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U.S. Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) says Surgeon General Jerome Adams’s warning about Indianapolis being an upcoming COVID-19 hotspot should “put the scare factor into everyone.”


The ACLU of Indiana wants the state to release some jail and prison inmates at risk from COVID-19.

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Personal shoppers for Instacart, a service that sends personal shoppers to pick up groceries for users, are on strike across the country.

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Eight people died from the novel coronavirus over the weekend, and a total of more than 1,500 Hoosiers have now tested positive. The Indiana State Department of Health reported 255 new cases of COVID-19 in Marion County.