COVID-19

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

“Regionally Speaking” host Chris Nolte has a conversation with Allyson Vaulx, Director of Development for the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana about the “Eggstravaganza” created to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. During the event over 200,000 eggs will be distributed.

NFIB

“Regionally Speaking” host Chris Nolte has a conversation with Barbara Quandt a NFIB State Director in Indiana about how small businesses in NWI as well as around the state are doing in seeking federal assistance to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

“Regionally Speaking” host Chris Nolte has a conversation with Neil Evans, Chief Officer for the Veterans Adminstration’s Office of Connected Care about the transition to telehealth during the coronavirus pandemic. Telehealth services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are increasing access to care for veterans and helping to eliminate the need for patients to travel to the nearest VA facility for a variety of appointments.

Purdue University

Purdue University Human Development and Family Studies Professor Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth recently spoke with “Regionally Speaking” host Chris Nolte about a 10-week faculty driven initiative to support families during the coronavirus pandemic called “Families Tackling Tough Times Together”. Professor MacDermid Wadworth is the director of the Center for Families as well as the Military Family Research Institute on the West Lafayette campus.

South Shore CVA

Speros Batistatos, President and CEO of South Shore CVA joined “Regionally Speaking” host Chris Nolte to talk about the efforts to try to plan for any summer festivals as well as other events in the age of the coronavirus pandemic. He also sheds insight into the possible creation of another convention center in Merrilliville.

Scott Cameron / IPB News

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 70 additional confirmed deaths over the weekend, bringing the state’s total to 1,132. The state announced nearly 20,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 108,000 Hoosiers tested.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

Gov. Eric Holcomb is apologizing after he was photographed this weekend out in public without following proper COVID-19 safety procedures.

Screenshot of Zoom Call

Gov. Eric Holcomb outlined his plan to reopen in-person business across the state. It will roll out in a five-stage process, with most of the state beginning Stage 2 on Monday. 

IBA COVID-19 Update, May 1 - PM Report

May 1, 2020
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The Indiana Broadcaster's Association provides the latest updates on coronavirus as it impacts Hoosiers.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 44 additional confirmed deaths on Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 1,007. The state announced more than 17,800 total confirmed cases, with nearly 95,000 Hoosiers tested.

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Vice President Mike Pence was back home again in Indiana Thursday to visit a General Motors plant in Kokomo.

IBA COVID-19 Update, May 1 - AM Report

May 1, 2020
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The Indiana Broadcaster's Association provides the latest updates on coronavirus as it impacts Hoosiers.

Provided by Dr. Kalyani Gopal

 

MUNSTER -  People who are experiencing a wide range of problems amid the Coronavirus Pandemic now have another source of help with the Rapid Outreach Amplified Response Helpline.

Dr. Kalyani Gopal, with Mid-America Psychological and Counseling Services and Safe Coalition for Human Rights started the helpline, which is like a one-stop-shop.  People call one number, and from there they are linked to professionals from many sectors that deal various social, health and human problems.

Provided by the Indiana Manufacturer's Association

The Indiana Manufacturers Association is asking the governor to allow all manufacturing facilities to open - from production lines to distribution centers. The association sent reopening recommendations asking for clear safety rules, but not additional regulations.

Indiana Reports More Than 1,000 Deaths From COVID-19

Apr 30, 2020
Mareea Thomas / WNIN

Indiana reached a grim milestone as the state reported more than 1,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19. The state’s total Thursday is at 1,007.

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Members of the Indiana 2020 Two-Way asked us about what work might look like as Indiana slowly reopens sectors of the economy. To join, text “elections” to 73224.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 63 additional confirmed deaths on Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 964. The state announced more than 17,100 total confirmed cases, with more than 91,500 Hoosiers tested.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

President Donald Trump declared meat processing plants “critical infrastructure” to keep facilities operating through the COVID-19 crisis. Indiana is home to two pork production facilities that have closed temporarily due to increased cases among workers.

Screenshot of Zoom call

Indiana will launch a privately-run call center to take the lead on contact tracing for COVID-19 – interviewing positive patients and finding out who they’ve been around to track the spread of the virus.

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

MUNSTER - People who are experiencing a wide range of problems amid the Coronavirus Pandemic now have another source of help with the Rapid Outreach Amplified Response Helpline.

Dr Kalyani Gopal says the helpline came about after discussions with professionals from several organizations including Continuum of Care, Marram Health Care and the Gary Health Department.

The helpline provides information about screening and COVID-19 test sites, food assistance, senior care, spiritual care, education assistance, information about resources and help with homelessness.

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

Employers Begin To Plan Strategies To Reopen Safely

Apr 29, 2020
Courtesy CDC/NIOSH

Gov. Eric Holcomb says that he’ll detail the future of the “Stay-At-Home” order Friday and may give safety guidelines to allow some businesses to reopen. But workplaces will likely need to operate differently to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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Indiana Democratic gubernatorial candidate Woody Myers says it’s too soon for Gov. Eric Holcomb to begin loosening COVID-19 restrictions on Hoosier businesses.

Justin Hicks / IPB News

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 57 additional deaths on Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 901. The state announced more than 16,500 total confirmed cases, with more than 87,000 Hoosiers tested.

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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.

Map provided by Governor Holcomb's office

Indiana officials announced a partnership Tuesday that will dramatically expand the state’s COVID-19 testing capacity.

FILE PHOTO: Barbara Brosher / WTIU

An Indiana auto insurer is one of several across the country returning money to clients during the coronavirus pandemic. This comes as many are traveling less due to “Stay-At-Home” orders.

Justin Hicks / IPB News

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 31 additional deaths on Monday, bringing the state’s total to 844. The state announced nearly 16,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 84,000 Hoosiers tested.

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