COVID-19

News and coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Justin Hicks / IPB News

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

Jeanie Lindsay / IPB News

Gov. Eric Holcomb won’t reimpose any mask mandates in Hoosier schools, only urging students, teachers and staff to mask up amid a surge of COVID-19.

Justin Hicks / IPB News

Gov. Eric Holcomb will decide later this week whether to reimpose any COVID-19 restrictions as the delta variant surges in Indiana.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

The Indiana Department of Health reported more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday. This is the first time the state has surpassed 1,000 new cases in a day since May 14.

The Indiana State Fair returns, starting July 30, a year after it was canceled for the first time since World War II.


After hitting pandemic lows for new COVID-19 cases, Indiana is seeing new spikes in infections. Wednesday was the second day in a row with more than 700 new cases reported – the highest since May 21. 


Justin Hicks / IPB News

After hitting pandemic lows for new COVID-19 cases, Indiana is seeing new spikes in infections. Wednesday was the second day in a row with more than 700 new cases reported – the highest since May 21. 

(Courtesy of IU Health)

A federal judge in South Bend upheld Indiana University’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement for the upcoming school year.  

Eight students sued the university seeking to temporarily stop the mandate. However, a judge said Monday the United States Supreme Court upheld states authority to compel reasonable vaccinations twice before.

State health officials last week raised concerns about a jump in COVID-19 cases related to the Delta variant. 

Indiana health officials say they’re not planning any more statewide COVID-19 restrictions – even as they sound the alarm about a rise in cases related to the virus’s delta variant.

Holcomb Extends COVID-19 Emergency Through July

Jul 1, 2021

Indiana’s COVID-19 public health emergency isn’t over yet. Gov. Eric Holcomb extended the emergency declaration another month Wednesday, through the end of July.

Emilie Syberg / WBAA

Purdue University announced Thursday that masks will no longer be mandated in a number of indoor spaces for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, starting July 1. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Jun 22, 2021
Lauren Chapman / IPB News

Indiana’s COVID-19 metrics have exponentially improved over the last several months. Last week, the state hit record lows for confirmed positive cases.

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