Purdue University postponing planned raises amid virus crisis
Purdue President Mitch Daniels told trustees Thursday that he’s also limiting repairs and purchases and putting a freeze on new hires.Read More
City’s contemporary art organization ceasing operations after 19 years
Indianapolis Contemporary—known as the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art up until 11 months ago—announced Thursday that it was calling it quits after an internal review “determined it was not economically feasible to continue operations.”Read More
Lebanon-based disinfectant light manufacturer adjusting to surge in demand
The Lebanon-based company engineers, fabricates and manufactures ultraviolet lights that penetrate and destroy bacteria, viruses and other harmful microbes. The company, along with others in its field, are seeing record demand.Read More
Anthem waiving out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 treatments
Other big insurers, including Cigna, Humana and UnitedHealth Group, have already rolled out similar moves.Read More
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The Indiana State Department of Health reported Saturday that 19,800 people have been tested so far, up from 17,835 in Friday’s report. The Indiana death to has reached 116.
The recommendation reverses earlier guidance on the subject as the COVID-19 epidemic continues to balloon across the United States.
Gov. Eric Holcomb acknowledged the state is facing a potential mental-health crisis, and said he is committed to offering services to Hoosiers who are feeling troubled.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb said Friday he would extend his stay-at-home order for two more weeks as part of the state’s ongoing effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The current stay-at-home order had been set to expire April 7.
The league was scheduled to open training camps April 26 and the regular season was set to begin May 15. The WNBA will still hold a “virtual” draft April 17.
The Indiana State Department of Health reported that 17,835 people have been tested so far, up from 16,285 in Thursday’s report.
Last month’s actual job loss was likely even larger because the government surveyed employers before the heaviest layoffs hit in the past two weeks. The unemployment rate jumped from a 50-year low of 3.5%.
The construction industry is exempt from Gov. Eric Holcomb’s orders that non-essential businesses close and Hoosiers stay home.
Millions of small businesses are expected to apply for a desperately needed rescue loan Friday, a stern test for a banking industry that has had less than a week to prepare.
Both types of locations are considered serious in a pandemic, because the virus can spread quickly in confined spaces. In addition, elderly people in nursing homes or prisons with underlying medical conditions are considered especially vulnerable if they are infected.
About eight in 10 taxpayers who have signed up for direct deposit payments for their past tax refunds are expected to receive the money within two weeks. Others could be waiting months.
Indiana Department of Workforce Development Commissioner Fred Payne said Thursday that 146,243 initial unemployment claims were filed last week as the coronavirus pandemic continued to sideline employers.
Oil surged more than 30% immediately after President Donald Trump said he expects Saudi Arabia and Russia to back away from their price war.
The Indiana State Department reported Thursday that 16,285 people have been tested so far, up from 14,375 in Wednesday’s report.
The figure for last week is much higher than the previous record of 3.3 million reported for the previous week.
First responders in Carmel, Noblesville, Zionsville, Whitestown and other municipalities will be tested weekly by Aria Diagnostics.
The government’s emergency stockpile of respirator masks, gloves and other supplies is almost exhausted, leaving the Trump administration and states to compete for equipment in a marketplace rife with price-gouging, according to Homeland Security officials.
The debut virtual race last weekend drew 433,000 combined viewers to both IndyCar and iRacing’s online stream.