NORTHWEST INDIANA - The Porter and LaPorte county fairs have been canceled because of concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fair manager Don Stoner told the "Times" the decision was made due to the risk involved and safety precautions that would have to be imposed. He also doesn't believe with the social nature of the fair, being a time when friends get together, that social distancing would be possible.
The LaPorte County Fair, was scheduled for July 12-18 and is Indiana’s oldest county fair.
The Indiana State Department of Health reported 37 additional confirmed deaths Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 1,907. The state announced more than 33,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 242,000 Hoosiers tested.