COVID-19

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The Indiana Broadcaster's Association provides the latest updates on coronavirus as it impacts Hoosiers.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 31 additional confirmed deaths on Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 1,295. The state announced more than 22,500 total confirmed cases, with nearly 125,000 Hoosiers tested.

PORTER COUNTY - All Porter County employees will be tested for COVID-19 before the county reopens for business, which includes government buildings opening to the public.

The "Times" reports the tests begin Friday.  Franciscan Alliance will be conducting the tests, up to 90 per day and results will be available in 24 hours.  

The top priority will be given to first responders, including 911 dispatchers.

Hoosiers By The Numbers

Just under 44,000 Hoosiers filed initial claims for unemployment benefits last week. While that number declines, the Department of Workforce Development is still struggling to handle high call volumes. 

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The Indiana Broadcaster's Association provides the latest updates on coronavirus as it impacts Hoosiers.

State Officials Clarify When And How Bars Can Reopen

May 7, 2020
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State officials say bar owners across Indiana have to use “common sense,” in part, to decide whether they’re allowed to reopen soon.

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Because some businesses have shut down due to COVID-19, states in the central part of the country are using less energy. That likely means cleaner air from utilities. 

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Today: The latest topics surrounding COVID-19 dominate this "Reporters' Roundtable."

“Times” chief political reporter Dan Carden shares the latest on politics locally as well as at the statehouse in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Joseph Pete  business reporter for the “Times” looks at what will happen to the local economy as businesses slowly reopen. Plus U. S. Representative Pete Visclosky joins us to talk about everything from how Congress is working to tackle concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic to Hoosier politics.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 51 additional confirmed deaths on Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 1,264. The state announced nearly 22,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 120,000 Hoosiers tested.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb says he fully supports county and local governments delaying worship services in the state, following Marion and Monroe counties extending their “Stay-At-Home” orders. 

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The state’s COVID-19 testing partnership with OptumServe Health Services launched Wednesday at 20 sites across the state. 

South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority

NORTHWEST INDIANA - Spero Batistatos, President and CEO of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, says Governor Eric Holcomb's plan to reopen Indiana is very clear and easily understood and his organization intends to follow that plan.  But he does wish casinos were addressed more in the plan.

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Closing schools during a pandemic is a complicated decision, but so is opening them back up to students and staff. And while the state has yet to decide when and how K-12 schools can bring people back to campuses, state leaders are looking at key considerations for next school year.

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Fewer cars on the road due to the COVID-19 pandemic has led to better air quality in many parts of the world. But state officials say it’s harder to tell what impact "Stay-At-Home" orders have had on air quality in Indiana overall.

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Indiana Senate Democrats say that without accountability, the state’s workplace safety guidelines around COVID-19 fall short. They say their offices continue to hear about a lack of enforcement of worker health protections.

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The Indiana Broadcaster's Association provides the latest updates on coronavirus as it impacts Hoosiers.

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The Indiana Broadcaster's Association provides the latest updates on coronavirus as it impacts Hoosiers.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 62 additional confirmed deaths on Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 1,213. The state announced more than 21,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 115,000 Hoosiers tested.

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Many Indiana schools are waiting for answers even after Gov. Eric Holcomb rolled out his plan for reopening the state.

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Indiana will launch a PPE marketplace Wednesday for Hoosier small businesses - many of whom must use the safety gear under the state’s reopening guidelines.

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The Indiana Broadcaster's Association provides the latest updates on coronavirus as it impacts Hoosiers.

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“Regionally Speaking” host Chris Nolte recently spoke with Indiana Gaming Insight - Political Insight editor Ed Feigenbaum about questions regarding when the casino industry might reopen. He takes a look at how social distancing will shape an industry dependent on interaction with customers.

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The Indiana Broadcaster's Association provides the latest updates on coronavirus as it impacts Hoosiers.

BMV Opens Up Some Branches For In-Person Customers

May 5, 2020
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Bureau of Motor Vehicle locations across the state are starting to reopen to more in-person customers this week, with a goal to open all branches by Memorial Day.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 19 additional confirmed deaths on Monday, bringing the state’s total to 1,151. The state announced more than 20,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 113,000 Hoosiers tested.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb’s five-stage plan to get the state up and running again took its second step Monday with some businesses able to reopen their doors for the first time in more than a month. However, not all businesses are rushing to reopen.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb says places of worship will serve as a “test or control group” under his reopening plan.

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Researchers at IUPUI's School of Public and Environmental Affairs are developing a database to better understand how states are reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic. Indiana’s centralized approach appears to be pretty middle-of-the-road. 

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The Indiana Broadcaster's Association provides the latest updates on coronavirus as it impacts Hoosiers.

Indiana Humanities

George Hamlin is the Director of Grants for Indiana Humanites joined “Regionally Speaking” host Chris Nolte to discuss the more than $ 500,000 in federal funding relief available for organizations through the CARES Act.

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