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What happened this week in Indiana’s COVID-19 response? Gov. Eric Holcomb announced a “Stay-At-Home” order, the state’s primary got pushed back and manufacturers are pivoting to make health equipment.

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The Indiana Department of Correction is manufacturing personal protective equipment for first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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President Donald Trump ordered General Motors on Friday to accelerate ventilator production under the Defense Production Act. 

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State Health Commissioner Kris Box says the peak of Indiana’s COVID-19 infections is still more than two weeks away.

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The Indiana State Department of Health announced Thursday three more Hoosiers have died from the novel coronavirus. Nearly 650 cases have been confirmed in the state, as testing reaches more than 4,500. 

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The abrupt halt to spring sports due to the coronavirus pandemic has taken athletes by surprise at every level, but some high school seniors say they're learning more about gratitude amidst the rapidly changing situation for students and schools.

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Indiana’s National Guard is helping distribute supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile to hospitals across the state and is taking the lead as supplies come in.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb says he’s pleased by the progress with his "Stay-At-Home" order since it took effect Wednesday.

All IN: Stay At Home

Mar 26, 2020
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Governor Eric Holcomb’s “stay-at-home” order went into effect Wednesday, dramatically changing the daily lives of Hoosiers across the state.

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The Indianapolis 500 will not be run on Memorial Day weekend this year. The race has been rescheduled to Aug. 23 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Nearly 3.3 million Americans filed to receive unemployment benefits last week, the most ever in one week according to the Department of Labor. That number includes almost 54,000 Hoosiers, as many businesses temporarily shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Indiana could move to a vote-by-mail-only primary election this year if the COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t improve in time.

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Ventilators are among the most important equipment hospitals need to treat a surge of COVID-19 patients. Companies such as General Motors are gearing up emergency production of the machines, which take over the labor of breathing for a patient with a serious case of the virus. 

Child Care, Gig Economy Worker Relief Still Unresolved

Mar 25, 2020
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Indiana officials say they hope to have help soon for Hoosiers in need of child care and “gig economy” workers.

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As Indiana school buildings are ordered closed until May, hands-on classes in career and technical education are being forced to adapt. The Indiana Office of Career and Technical Education gave some answers Wednesday on how educators can still meet course requirements.

Indiana Broadcasters Association provides the latest news on COVID-19 and how it impacts Hoosiers.

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State Senator Eddie Melton came on "Regionally Speaking" Tuesday to talk about the 2020 legislative session – bills he authored and its impact on northwest Indiana.   Here's that conversation.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two more deaths from illness related to the coronavirus have been reported in Indiana, giving the state a total of 14 deaths as a statewide stay-at-home order took effect to limit the spread of the virus.

The Indiana State Department of Health reported Wednesday that Indiana’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases grew by 115 to reach a total of 477 across the state late Tuesday, following corrections to the state's previous total.

The latest from Indiana Broadcasters Association on COVID-19 and how it affects Indiana.

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Indiana’s “Stay-At-Home” order went into effect at midnight, but questions on how it will be enforced remain unclear. And the Indiana State Department of Health announced Tuesday five more Hoosiers died from the novel coronavirus, bringing the state’s total to 12.

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Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Company Tuesday expanded free COVID-19 testing to first responders in addition to health care workers.

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The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Indiana has climbed to 365, according to the Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday. The agency says as testing ramps up, the number of confirmed cases will continue to rise. Nearly 3,000 tests have been reported to ISDH.

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School buildings are closed statewide for at least another month, and it's up to locally elected school boards to decide whether, and how, to pay hourly workers.

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A statewide order for Hoosiers to stay at home unless conducting essential business goes into effect at midnight.

But it’s unclear how that order will be enforced.

How Climate Change Increases Our Risk For Pandemics

Mar 24, 2020
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Climate change may be putting people at risk for more pandemics like COVID-19. Habitat loss due to climate is bringing animals that can transmit disease in contact with humans more often. 

Indiana reports 5 more coronavirus deaths for 12 total

Mar 24, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Five more deaths have been reported in Indiana from the coronavirus-related illness, giving the state a total of 12 as a statewide stay-at-home order is about to take effect.

The Indiana State Department of Health reported Tuesday that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases grew by 107 to reach a total of 365 across the state.

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On Monday, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced new steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the state, putting in place a “Stay-At-Home” order.

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Many workers deemed non-essential will find themselves out of jobs temporarily following Gov. Eric Holcomb’s directive to stay at home. In his address to the state on Monday, the governor says 54,000 Hoosiers already applied for unemployment benefits last week alone.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb’s "Stay-At-Home" order comes as the number of novel coronavirus cases continues to grow in Indiana. One economist says Holcomb’s actions are less far-reaching than other states and could help the economy take less of a hit.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb announced a statewide “Stay-At-Home” order for Indiana Monday. While there are new restrictions across the state, there are a number of things you can do and businesses that can stay open. 

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