COVID-19

On Tuesday, the statewide mask mandate lifted in Indiana, despite COVID-19 cases trending upward. 

  

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The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted Indiana Republican lawmakers to change the way local health officials are allowed to do their jobs during a public emergency.

Tippecanoe County health officials on Wednesday said that COVID is trending upward across the state and county, although they say it is too early to call the numbers “a new surge.”

  

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The Indiana Department of Health reported 50 additional confirmed deaths over the last week. That brings the state’s total to 12,667 confirmed deaths. The state also reported nearly 6,900 new cases in the last week.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb will veto legislation that allows lawmakers to call themselves into special session during a public emergency.

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Neither the governor nor local officials could ever restrict worship services during a public emergency under a bill approved by a House panel Wednesday.

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Local health officials could no longer impose restrictions that go further than the state’s during a public health emergency under legislation approved by a House committee Wednesday. 

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Gov. Eric Holcomb is still dumping all statewide COVID-19 restrictions April 6, even as his top state health official warns of worsening spread.

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Hoosiers 30 and older can now register for appointments to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, the Indiana Department of Health announced Monday. The state will open eligibility to all Hoosiers 16 and older on Wednesday, March 31.

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It's been a year of living through the COVID-19 pandemic in Indiana. When the Stay-At-Home orders went into effect in 2020, we brought you the stories of essential workers outside of health care who have also put themselves at risk in order to do their jobs. We checked back in with them about their lives — one year later.

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The Indiana Department of Health reported 81 additional confirmed deaths over the last week. That brings the state’s total to 12,617 confirmed deaths. The state also reported more than 6,000 new cases in the last week.

Subaru’s Lafayette auto plant began vaccinating workers on Friday as part of a statewide plan to ramp up vaccinations. 

  

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More than 1 million Hoosiers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, three months into the state’s rollout. The Indiana Department of Health announced the milestone Thursday.

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Tippecanoe County officially dropped into the blue category on the state’s COVID-19 metrics map Wednesday, which indicates the least-serious level of COVID spread. The shift came as the state this week announced a major expansion of vaccine eligible groups and a rollback to COVID restrictions.

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Many Hoosiers should expect long waits to get a COVID-19 vaccine when they become eligible to schedule appointments next week.

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