COVID-19

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 32 additional confirmed deaths on Monday, bringing the state’s total to 1,411. The state announced more than 24,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 146,000 Hoosiers tested.

Concerns About Health Not Enough To Keep Benefits If Called Back To Work

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Many workers concerned about their health as businesses reopen will lose their unemployment benefits when called back to work. There are exceptions, but they’ll be handled on a case-by-case basis.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 51 additional confirmed deaths over the weekend, bringing the state’s total to 1,379. The state announced more than 24,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 140,000 Hoosiers tested.

State Revenue Nearly $1 Billion Below Forecast Due To Delayed Tax Filing, Business Closures

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Tippecanoe County’s COVID-19 case count rose to 225 Saturday, a daily increase of 20 new cases, and the Indiana State Department of Health reported 1,362 deaths statewide from the novel coronavirus.

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The Indiana National Guard is working with the Secretary of State’s office to distribute personal protective gear for polling places for the primary election. 

Brig. Gen. Dale Lyles says the Guard worked with Republicans and Democrats to get an idea of how much PPE is needed at sites.

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Indiana Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box is reminding Hoosiers of the importance of following COVID-19 safety precautions as “Stay-At-Home” restrictions are lifted across the state.

Box says the only reason Indiana can start to reopen – and stay reopened – is changed behaviors.

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Special education students are disproportionately challenged by school building closures during the coronavirus pandemic. Their needs include speech therapy, behavior therapy and assistance with learning disabilities, and they rely on one-on-one time with educators. More than 170,000 Indiana students, or 15 percent, receive some type of special education accommodation.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 31 additional confirmed deaths on Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 1,295. The state announced more than 22,500 total confirmed cases, with nearly 125,000 Hoosiers tested.

State Officials Clarify When And How Bars Can Reopen

May 7, 2020
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State officials say bar owners across Indiana have to use “common sense,” in part, to decide whether they’re allowed to reopen soon.

The state guidelines allow restaurants and “bars that serve food” to reopen on Monday in most of the state, at 50 percent capacity.

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