Indiana University has temporarily suspended face-to-face classes starting later this month in light of the rapidly changing coronavirus outbreak, according to a university press release.

Coursework will move online for all IU students following the school’s spring break, from March 23 to April 5. 

This decision comes after the state announced its sixth confirmed case of the virus Tuesday morning. As of Tuesday afternoon, only 36 people have been tested by the Indiana State Department of Health, according to its website.

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Indiana University Health announced restrictions Tuesday for visitors to their Lafayette, Frankfort, and Monticello hospital campuses to protect patients from possible coronavirus infection. 

A total of four people in Indiana have now tested positive for the new coronavirus. The latest case involves a student from an Avon elementary school and an adult from Noble County.

The Indiana State Department of Health, ISDH, announced Sunday it has identified a second positive case of illness from the new coronavirus.

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West Lafayette School Superintendent Rocky Killion confirmed Friday the parent of a West Lafayette Junior-Senior High School student tested negative for coronavirus, one day after informing the school corporation about the possible diagnosis. 

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Tippecanoe County Health Officer Dr. Jeremy Adler said there are no confirmed coronavirus cases in the county, after Indiana’s first confirmed case in Marion County was announced earlier Friday.


“Due to this confirmed case, we are providing recommendations to the community to protect persons at higher risk of serious illness due to the virus,” Adler said. 


Indiana has reported the state’s first presumed case of illness from the new coronavirus.

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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.

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