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Gov. Eric Holcomb announced an extension of his “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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Purdue University announced Monday May and June graduate and undergraduate summer courses will be conducted remotely, and a decision about in-person July classes will be made by May 15. 

“It is our hope that we are able to offer all courses originally planned for summer in a remote format,” Purdue Provost Jay Akridge wrote in a letter. “Academic progress for all students continues to be a priority.”

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Confirmed Tippecanoe County novel coronavirus cases rose to 34 Monday, and the Indiana State Department of Health reported 4,944 COVID-19 cases statewide.

ISDH also announced 139 COVID-19 deaths; that number includes 41 Marion County residents. One Tippecanoe County resident has died of the novel coronavirus. 

SNAP Recipients To Receive Maximum Benefits

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Many Hoosiers who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits will see a temporary increase in the amount they receive starting this month. The goal is to help families provide food during the coronavirus pandemic.

SNAP recipients will now receive the maximum amount of funds for their household size. Emily Weikert Bryant with the group Feeding Indiana’s Hungry says a second deposit will be made the same day regular funds are distributed.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 25 additional deaths over the weekend, bringing the state’s total to 127. The state announced a total of 4,411 confirmed cases, with more than 22,500 Hoosiers tested.

Holcomb To Extend “Stay-At-Home” Order Monday

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Friday he will extend the state’s “Stay-At-Home” order through April 20. 

The state’s current order expires at 11:59 p.m. Monday. 

Where Gov. Holcomb's Emergency Powers Come From

Apr 3, 2020
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Hoosiers will remain under a “Stay-At-Home” order for the next couple of weeks after Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Friday he will extend his directive.

Provisions in state law empower the governor to make and enforce such an order.

How Interpreters Are Essential To Flattening The Curve

Apr 3, 2020
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Public information about the coronavirus is critical to keep people healthy, or treat them when they get sick.

Making sure everyone can understand accurate information about the virus is essential to flattening the curve.

Understanding the information a doctor is saying might be especially difficult for non-english speaking patients.

That’s why Paul Beltran with Indiana Health Center in South Bend said interpreters are essential in healthcare at all times.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Friday he will extend the state’s “Stay-At-Home” order through April 20. 

The state’s current order expires at 11:59 p.m. Monday. 

“We’ve taken the two-week approach because it gives us – we’re more nimble to be able to address the executive order in its entirety,” Holcomb says.

Holcomb says he’ll announce new changes to the order Monday, which could include some of what other states have done – like limiting the number of people allowed in stores.

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Federal officials are warning Hoosiers to watch out for scams related to COVID-19 – everything from fake charities to bogus stimulus checks.

IRS Special Agent In Charge Kathy Enstrom says she expects some of those scams to increase as federal relief money gets sent to Americans.

“The IRS will not call, email or send you a message through social media asking you to sign up or verify any information in order for you to receive the economic impact payment,” Enstrom says.

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Tippecanoe County’s COVID-19 cases rose to 26 Friday, and the Indiana State Department of Health map showed 436 tests for county residents have been reported to the agency. 

Statewide, the COVID-19 case tally reached 3,437. ISDH also reported 102 Hoosier deaths from the novel coronavirus Friday morning. 

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