In a week, life in northeast Indiana changed dramatically.
From no confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, to the closure of all Allen County schools and a statewide-ban on gatherings of more than 250 people, the global pandemic disrupted local lives.
By Monday, March 9, northeast Indiana had its first case in a patient at Parkview Noble Hospital. And then by the middle of the week, a second case emerged in Adams County.
As Hoosiers flocked to stores to stock up on antibactieral wipes and toilet paper, the words “social distancing” entered our lexicon.