The engine maker confirmed Wednesday it is pushing its return-to-office timeline to early next year as COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations surge in Indiana and the nation.
People needing a COVID-19 test for travel, work or school are spending hours, sometimes days, looking for a place that can squeeze them in and turn around results quickly.
Foster, 58, is a registered nurse and program manager of the special pathogens unit at Indiana University Health, which is dealing with many facets of the pandemic, from vaccinations to keeping bedside workers safe.
Two former job applicants, aged 55 and 49, filed a proposed class-action lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis on Wednesday, accusing the Indianapolis-based drug maker of age discrimination.
IU Health, the state’s largest hospital system, said unvaccinated workers will be placed on a two-week suspension and will be allowed to return to work if they attest to partial or full vaccination.
The order cites the recent strain on hospitals from the pandemic, and states they must report the number of hours each day they close their doors to ambulances bringing in new patients.
Roche Diagnostics is requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all 8,000 people in its U.S. workforce, including about 4,500 in Indianapolis. Employees will have until Nov. 15 to get fully vaccinated, or will be terminated, the company said in a statement.
The sectors in central Indiana account for one out of every 10 jobs here, or 164,144 workers, and the jobs pay an average of $77,229, according to the report commissioned by BioCrossroads.
Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box pointed out that the vast majority of people showing up at hospitals needing treatment for COVID-19 are unvaccinated.
The state’s largest hospital system said the move was “needed to alleviate some of the enormous pressure our care teams are under and to reserve inpatient space for those who need it most.”
The Indianapolis-area electric utility claims more than a dozen insurers have refused to indemnify and defend it for coal-ash environmental cleanup that could exceed $177 million at three generating plants.
Eli Lilly and Co. has produced at least two video commercials featuring Olympic swimmer Ryan Murphy promoting its migraine treatment, Emgality. But one of the ads contains a fleeting disclaimer: Murphy doesn’t take Emgality.
The 15-member commission will be co-chaired by former state Sen. Luke Kenley and former Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Judy Monroe.
Gov. Eric Holcomb acknowledged that people were waiting up to three hours at some sites to get tested as the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations climb across the state to levels not seen since early in the year.
Cybersecurity company UpGuard Inc. told IBJ that it was trying to help the Indiana Department of Health by notifying it of “leaked” data and “securing the information.”
The data included names, addresses, email addresses, gender identification, ethnicity and race information, and dates of birth. The state said no medical information was accessed.
At emergency rooms across central Indiana, “No Vacancy” signs are flashing on at unprecedented rates.
The mandate covers about 15,400 Lilly employees in numerous states and Puerto Rico, including about 11,000 in Indiana.