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The COVID-19 outbreak and the demands it has placed on health resources across the state highlight the need for more spending on public health, Gov. Eric Holcomb said Wednesday in his daily virtual press conference.
The city of Indianapolis has created a $2.6 million e-learning fund to help schools improve distance education for students as all campuses remain closed because of the coronavirus.
NUVO asked me to contribute a column. I’d written a weekly piece from 1993-2013, when I moved to Texas, so one more should be easy enough.
At any rate, I’m a first-class agoraphobic. However, I’m starting to chafe at these new legal restrictions. Can’t leave the house except for a brief walk — and you’d better have papers with you to prove you live nearby.
Dr. Kristina Box, commissioner of the Indiana Department of Health, provides the daily update on the spread of COVID-19 on Monday. Photo by Janet Williams, TheStatehouseFile
Digest of responses by state, federal and local government to the coronavirus pandemic.
I snuck out under cover of broad daylight this morning to take my car to the shop. The part they ordered for me actually came in over two weeks ago. But the day it arrived, the governor of Indiana issued a 2-week stay at home order
This grant will support Dan Grossman's “Coronavirus Diary” series for NUVO, the Indianapolis-based alternative-weekly-turned-nonprofit-news-site.
It had been two weeks since Terri Anderson, a teacher at The Oaks Academy in Indianapolis, had seen her 19 prekindergarten students in person. But on a recent Friday, they met virtually for the first time on Google Hangouts.
Gov. Eric Holcomb and other state leaders gathered Monday to update the public on the growing COVID-19 pandemic, which has now sickened 4,944 and killed 139 across the state as it approaches an expected peak in the outbreak.
The big question is: What will we learn from this world-wide catastrophe? Can we use these days of enforced idleness as a foundation for improving our lives, not just returning to what was, but developing what should be?
Kingbury talks about the Indy Arts & Culture COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, about how artists can apply for these funds now, and about how artists are stepping up in this time of local and national crisis.
Nearly half of the 1,900 students who attend Brown County Schools qualify for subsidized meals, and with campuses shuttered, the demand for food assistance is swelling.
Summary of responses by state, federal and local government to the coronavirus pandemic.
Indiana residents will remain under a stay-at-home order until at least April 20 in an effort to slow the spread of the growing COVID-19 pandemic, which has not yet hit its peak in number of cases or deaths.
When Indianapolis high school senior Stanisha Fortson learned Thursday that her campus would be closed for the rest of the academic year, she was stunned.
"It's a magnificent film," popped out of my mouth before my brain could censor this personal reaction to documentary-maker Gerald Krell's introductory remark, "Did you like it?"
The intensifying COVID-19 pandemic is spelling new and unprecedented consequences for the world, and Indiana is no exception, state officials said as they unveiled the latest tolls of the disease and new steps proposed to stem its spread.
All classrooms in Indiana will remain closed through the end of the academic year, State Superintendent Jennifer McCormick announced Thursday, as the state scrambles to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
As Indiana saw the biggest increase in COVID-19 cases since the outbreak began, Gov. Eric Holcomb unveiled a new campaign aimed at pulling Hoosiers together to respond to uncertain times.
Today, Mayor Joe Hogsett and Dr. Virginia Caine of the Marion County Public Health Department announced the extension of “stay at home” orders in place for Marion County through May 1.
Financial help is on the way for Indiana public schools to educate students remotely during coronavirus closures. But State Superintendent Jennifer McCormick cautioned school leaders not to get too excited.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Indiana rose to 2,159 Tuesday, and 49 people have now died from the novel respiratory illness, according to the latest reports from state health officials.
The Salvation Army’s Indiana Division has received a $5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to support The Salvation Army’s immediate COVID-19 response and to sustain long-term service to the Indiana community.
For over a year I’ve been entertained by a red squirrel of indeterminate gender as (he? she? they?) has determinedly taken over our deck.
Paris Himes doesn’t have to do the work her North Central High School teachers assign. She knows it’s all optional because so many of her classmates don’t have access to a computer or the internet. But that hasn’t stopped her from working through it.
Cover photo: Dr. Kris Box, commissioner of the Indiana State Department of Health. Photo by Janet Williams, TheStatehouseFile.com
Inspiring things to do at home to maintain your health and continue to grow.
In a time of unprecedented disruption, it’s mostly business as usual at a handful of schools in Indiana.
State Senator Barry Ballyhoo called last week.
In these strange days, where death is lurking right outside our doorstep, and an entire nation is keeping each other at a 6-foot distance, we are learning things about the apocalypse that we’d never have thought about a mere month ago. Yet, here we are hoarding toilet paper and Clorox wipes like they are diamonds and gold.
Standing at the crossroads of academic and community engagement in Indianapolis, Rev. Gladden has organized an online symposium called "The Soul of Black Folx".
State health officials said Friday that coronavirus cases in Indiana probably won’t peak until mid-to-late April as they noted the daily tally of the disease—nearly 1,000 cases statewide and 17 deaths.
Updates on things you can do to stay healthy, physically and mentally, during the epidemic.
Updates about the potential of people taking advantage of others during the epidemic.
With 115 new cases of the novel coronavirus reported by the Indiana State Department of Health Wednesday, hospitals and state officials are trying to prepare for an increase of cases.
A COVID-19 response fund is giving more than $1 million to organizations that provide child care for the children of Indianapolis health care workers and first responders.
Legislation that allows rape victims extra time to seek justice against their assailants represents progress, even if it falls short, says the state senator who pushed for the reforms in the 2020 session of the General Assembly.
Indiana’s homeless population will now have a place to quarantine as the novel coronavirus outbreak spreads across the state.
Yesterday I painted a wall in our house. Dark blue. We had almost a gallon of this color, left over from the last time we painted six years ago.
Following today’s announcement by Governor Eric Holcomb, Mayor Joe Hogsett and Dr. Virginia Caine of the Marion County Public Health Department issued a series of “stay at home” orders for Marion County, which will take effect at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, and remain in effect through at …
Here's another attempt to spread some information hygiene regarding COVID-19, along with tips on virus-preventing hygiene.
The Indianapolis Public Schools board gathered Thursday in a sureally empty room at the district headquarters, with wide gaps between those present. Three board members phoned in, and the reporters and observers who usually fill the room instead tuned in to watch the live video on Facebook.
Restrictions aimed to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus have put many Hoosiers out of work, with just over 22,500 applying for unemployment benefits in the first three days of this week.
From vinyl sales to virtual streams, Indy artists can use your support more than ever right now.
As Indiana’s total number of cases of the novel coronavirus rose to 39 Wednesday, the Indiana State Department of Health said it is exploring all options to expand testing.