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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: COVID-19 vaccines are headed to Indiana as the spread of the coronavirus worsens across the state, and as Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the cancellation of non-emergency procedures in hospitals to ease the strain on a stressed healthcare system. What can be done to lower local case counts and rising test positivity rates as the wait for widespread vaccinations begins?

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: as 2020 comes to a close, COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise, hospitals continue to cope with increasing pressure, and more holiday gatherings are on the horizon that could worsen the local outlook in December. How far should restrictions go to prevent a worst-case scenario for residents and health care providers?

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: it’s one week before Thanksgiving, and healthcare systems and COVID-19 testing capacities across west central Indiana are under increasing strain as case numbers keep going up. How are local officials and medical providers impacted by what’s happening across the region, in addition to what's happening close to home?

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced new restrictions for counties designated as orange or red on the state’s COVID-19 map, which includes Tippecanoe County. How are local officials factoring in these new guidelines as they plan for the next steps to slow down the community spread of the coronavirus?

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: it’s November, with football games in full swing, colder weather and holidays on the way, and a local, statewide, and national upswing in COVID-19 cases already in progress. What actions should be taken now to prevent a large spike in cases in the coming months?

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: communities are being asked to stay the course and practice personal responsibility as the governor keeps the state open in Stage 5. But should that personal ownership be paired with some restrictions in place if it helps to slow the spread of COVID-19?

City of Frankfort

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: Indiana is staying in Stage 5 of the state’s reopening plan, and the statewide mask order remains in place. But as cases continue to rise, how should local governments respond – and find solutions that work for residents in their specific communities and counties?

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: as Indiana moves further into Stage 5 of the state’s reopening plan, Tippecanoe County is still hitting the pause button on a fuller reopening of area bars and restaurants, though the relaxing of some restrictions continues – along with the challenges of balancing health and safety with the struggles of area business owners.

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: Stage 5 of Indiana’s reopening plan began this past weekend, and although the mask mandate remains in place, most businesses are able to open at capacity. More broadly, what’s going to change in communities, what will stay the same -- and what will never be the same again?

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: after months in Stage 4.5, Indiana will enter the final phase of its reopening plan. How will this impact communities across the state – and what does this mean for the financial future of struggling businesses? How can local governments work to keep people safe and keep the doors open?

City of Frankfort

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: city business goes on as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. In Frankfort, new security measures will be put in place at Old Stoney, and the city is looking ahead to its 2021 budget. How are city officials planning ahead in the midst of ongoing uncertainty?

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: the Tippecanoe County Health Department eased the rules on bartop service at bars and restaurants this week, but left other restrictions in their August health order in place. Could guidelines for earlier closing times be rolled back, or is it too soon to tell how the order is working? What kind of financial hit are area establishments taking?

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: Purdue University is in session, and the city of West Lafayette is readjusting to life with students back in town and back on campus.  What’s the progress report on how residents and students are sharing the same space again? And how is the city working with Purdue to stay informed about the latest COVID developments within the student body?

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: summer is ending, school has started, and Indiana is sticking with the status quo by staying in Stage 4.5 of the state’s reopening plan and upholding the mask mandate for another month. How are communities preparing for whatever comes next in COVID-19 prevention measures as we approach a new season and head towards the end of this year?

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: Tippecanoe County bars and restaurants will operate under new restrictions starting tomorrow, governing when these venues can close, where customers can be seated, and how people can gather in spaces meant for games and dancing. How will local businesses and residents handle the adjustments?

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