coronavirus

Amber Cripps / WBAA

The parent of a West Lafayette Junior-Senior High School student is being tested for the coronavirus, according to an e-mail sent by West Lafayette School Superintendent Rocky Killion Thursday.

Killion says the student in question is not currently in school, not experiencing any symptoms, and won’t return to school until they receive confirmation that no other family members have been diagnosed with the virus. He also said the school was undergoing a thorough cleaning as a precautionary measure.

Purdue University

 

Purdue University announced Thursday a halt to all university-sponsored international travel over the school’s upcoming spring break. 

No cases of the new coronavirus have been confirmed in Indiana. But some businesses in the state are having to navigate potential parts shortages due to the virus’s impact in China.

Emilie Syberg / WBAA

As concerns about coronavirus continue to escalate across the country, the Tippecanoe County Health Department issued a public health alert Wednesday. County Health Officer Jeremy Adler advised residents against immediately heading to the emergency room if they’re concerned about possible coronavirus symptoms. 

“We are asking the public to avoid visiting emergency departments unless you have significant symptoms, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, and/or other risk factors for coronavirus,” Adler says. 

Purdue University

 

Purdue University’s President Mitch Daniels and Provost Jay Akridge have announced a series of precautionary measures the school plans to take in case of a coronavirus outbreak. 

“It is our hope that we are preparing for many eventualities that will never occur,” Daniels and Ackridge wrote in a letter Monday.  

Indiana Prepares For Potential Spread of Coronavirus

Feb 28, 2020

The Indiana State Department of Health announced Thursday it has initiated its Pandemic Preparedness and Response Plan in reaction to the global coronavirus outbreak.

Indiana Researchers Develop Codes To Track Coronavirus

Feb 10, 2020

A group of scientists at an Indianapolis-based health research center is helping track cases of the new coronavirus.

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