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The program is being administered in a partnership with the Indy Chamber and will reimburse qualifying businesses up to $5,000 on purchases of protective equipment.

A screenshot of the City of Bloomington's webpage promoting WearItBtown.

Updated guidance from The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention recommends that everyone wear masks or cloth face coverings when leaving home, regardless of whether they have symptoms of COVID-19.

fitness center

Gyms, fitness facilities and community centers started reopening across the state Friday.

A stock image of someone making a cloth face mask (coronavirus).

A handful of states require residents to wear face coverings when going out in public. Indiana is not one of those states.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Some of the sport's biggest stars began their careers at places like Gas City, rolling cars off haulers and working with family members in parking lots to solve problems.

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Indiana’s environmental organizations are struggling to stay afloat as the coronavirus pandemic has halted spring events that usually attract members and donors, which are crucial for their operations.

Dilcher-Turner Canyon Forest Nature Preserve

The site is located in Greene County, a few miles south of the village of Hendricksville, and contains on-site parking and 1.6 miles of moderate trails.

A healthcare worker speaks with someone in a coronavirus drive thru testing facility in Bloomington.

The Indiana State Department of Health says that with 12 additional deaths, a total of 1,824 Hoosiers now are confirmed to have died from disease caused by the coronavirus.

South Bend street

Mayor James Mueller hasn’t developed details of his plans for a city-run shelter but he will attend a meeting of the Common Council to discuss the proposal at the request of council members.


The Bloomington City Council and Monroe County Commissioners both set up grant funds for businesses struggling because of COVID-19. Here's who has received money so far.

OptumServe Health Services will set up 20 COVID-19 testing sites around the state within the next week, with 50 total sites within two weeks.

The campaign contribution to Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb by Optum executive Grant Verstandig was made March 4


According to the ISDH, there are 513 new positive cases and 21 new confirmed COVID-19 deaths Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in Indiana to 30,901 and the confirmed death toll to 1,812.

Two Hoosiers fight the flu in a photo from the 1919 IU Arbutus.

Is reopening with restrictions enough to make people feel safe? A historian’s account of the 1918 flu pandemic. How local radio stations are making up for lost revenue. And unemployment benefits update.


Child care is an essential service for many families, and some providers have been forced to close by the pandemic while others worry about what future demand will look like as businesses begin reopening their doors.

COVID-19 testing.

State Health Commissioner Kris Box has for weeks been urging people in high-risk populations – those 65 and older or with underlying health conditions – to get tested for COVID-19.

A chart from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showing April 2020 unemployment rates across the nation.

Indiana’s unemployment rate for April skyrocketed to almost 17 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday. That is, by far, the highest level of unemployment ever recorded in the state.

The Runcible Spoon

Some Monroe County restaurants are welcoming diners for the first time in two months, after the local health department gave them the green light to operate at 50 percent capacity.

A man and a woman on a boat on lake Monroe in the summer.

Despite operating at half-capacity, Fourwinds Marina on Lake Monroe is sold out of boat rentals and hotel rooms for the entire Memorial Day holiday weekend. 

A CDC rendering of a microscopic image of the new coronavirus.

According to the state agency, there are 493 new positive cases Friday, bringing the total number of cases in Indiana to 30,409.


Indiana’s state government agencies have been told to cut spending by 15% for the coming year in reaction to plummeting tax revenues during the coronavirus outbreak, the governor’s office said Friday.

Signs outside of a coronavirus testing facility in Bloomington.

The Indiana State Department of Health website shows the location of the site moved from downtown Bloomington to the National Guard armory south of town.

Gov. Eric Holcomb speaks at a podium.

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb gives a virtual update about the COVID-19 situation in Indiana Friday afternoon.

A collage of photos from various Lotus festivals.

In a statement and video message on the Lotus Education & Arts Foundation website, Lotus Director Tamara Loewenthal says the decision was made after determining that "physical distancing is working to flatten the curve."


Join us this week as we talk to recent high school graduates about their plans and graduating in the time of COVID-19.

IU baseball

Indiana’s restart committee decided to allow researchers back on campus first, around June 1. Athletes could return about two weeks later

Dubois Co Health at press conference

A week after an outbreak of COVID-19 at a turkey processing plant in Huntingburg, Dubois County health officials are confident the outbreak is contained to that facility.

On air sign

The global pandemic caused by the Coronavirus has kept many people glued to their TVs and radios while stuck at home, but the media outlets so many people rely on are also struggling during the pandemic.


Holcomb’s executive order notes that boating is only allowed with social distancing measures in place; but Stage 3 guidelines allow for social gatherings of up to 100 people.


As part of Stage 3 in Gov. Eric Holcomb’s “Back On Track” timeline to reopen the Indiana’s economy, many DNR run facilities will reopen Friday, May 22.

After six weeks of steep declines, the number of people filing new claims for unemployment benefits in Indiana remained largely unchanged last week.

A CDC rendering of a microscopic image of the new coronavirus.

The state’s 48 new confirmed COVID-19 deaths occurred as far back as May 2, increasing the total number of such deaths to 1,764, according to the Indiana State Department of Health.

iu covidlatest

Indiana University President Michael McRobbie announced today the next steps in resuming operations, beginning with testing availability for students, faculty, and staff.

Curtis Hill

The complaint filed in Marion County wants the state Supreme Court to answer a question it refused to address earlier this week: whether the 30-day suspension of Hill’s law license creates a vacancy in the office.

A person receiving a nasal swab test for COVID-19 or coronavirus in their car.

First day appointments already are filled. The site is currently taking appointments for Tuesday because it is closed Memorial Day.

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