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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced last week it recommends people wear masks in schools as COVID-19 cases surge. It's prompting some Hoosier schools to revise their policies, while others are waiting to make decisions based on local COVID-19 data, as many near – or have already started – a new academic year. 

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Gov. Eric Holcomb doesn’t reimpose statewide restrictions. Indiana Department of Health officials strongly urge masks in school, but aren’t requiring them. And a few local governments begin reinstating mask requirements. 

Purdue University and the City of West Lafayette both announced on Friday they will reinstate indoor mask mandates for students, staff, and visitors to campus or city buildings regardless of vaccination status.

State health officials say they’re not mandating masks in K-12 schools amid a surge of COVID-19 in part because local officials told them they want to make those decisions.

Gov. Eric Holcomb said he’ll be monitoring Indiana’s COVID-19 data as the State Fair begins. But he’s convinced it will be safe.

Indiana is in the midst of the sharpest spike of COVID-19 cases since the earliest days of the pandemic. But Gov. Eric Holcomb says the state is in “a different place” as he defends his decision not to reimpose any statewide COVID-19 restrictions.

Hoosiers caught violating Indiana’s hands-free driving law will now get an added penalty: points on their driving record, enough of which can lead to a suspension of their license.

The state extended a program to help essential workers pay for child care. 

Book Review: The Forbidden Promise

Jul 30, 2021

One secret. Two lives changed forever. That’s the premise for Lorna Cook’s The Forbidden Promise, a tale of mystery and romance across two timelines. The first, from a war-torn Scotland of the 1940s, and the other from the same highlands in the modern-day. How will the decisions of the past affect the future, and how will the two timelines converge? Filled with secrets, twists, and cliffhangers, this book is sure to keep readers guessing until the very end. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.

Gov. Eric Holcomb opted not to reimpose any COVID-19 restrictions Thursday as he extended the state’s public health emergency for another month.

The latest surge in COVID-19 cases is raising questions about what, if any, health restrictions should be reimposed to protect public health. 

As COVID-19 cases rise across the state and country, health officials in Tippecanoe County have renewed calls for masking in hospitals, schools, and other indoor locations.

Earlier this week, 60 medical organizations including the American Nurses Association and the American Medical Association called for mandatory vaccinations for healthcare workers. 

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Indiana-based craft distiller West Fork Whiskey broke ground on its second location Tuesday. The company said it will be one of the state’s largest agritourism destinations.

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The Indiana Law Enforcement Academy – which trains the majority of police across the state – temporarily halted operations because of a COVID-19 outbreak.