With cases of the novel coronavirus rising in the South and West, some governors hope that the threat of a canceled college football season will encourage their residents to follow public health guidelines.
Buttigieg co-leading group to help mayors with COVID-19 strategies
Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg have been co-chairing the Pandemic Resilience Working Group for America’s Mayors, which is focused on providing accessible guidance to both policymakers and the public on how to target and suppress the spread of COVID-19.Read More
Indy Eleven plans return to pitch—with masked fans—on July 11
Safety precautions for the team’s season restart also will include limiting ticket sales to the lower bowl of Lucas Oil Stadium and restricting seats to every other row, with at least six feet between each grouping of four seats.Read More
Three major downtown hotels set July reopening dates
The three hotels were among several throughout the city to temporarily suspend operations during the pandemic.Read More
Senators press NCAA for coronavirus rules, criticize schools’ liability waivers
To this point, having received recommendations but no mandates from the Indianapolis-based NCAA, universities have implemented widely varying plans to deal with the novel coronavirus for the upcoming academic year.Read More
By order of Mayor Joe Hogsett and the Marion County Public Health Department, face coverings will be required indoors where the public gathers, such as in office buildings and retail stores. They’ll also be required outdoors when it’s not possible to socially distance.
The Indiana State Department of Health said 9.3% of those tested so far have been positive for the novel coronavirus.
While the United States issued a better-than-expected jobs report Thursday morning, Indiana reported a spike in initial unemployment claims that defied reasonable expectations.
U.S. employers added a substantial 4.8 million jobs in June as the job market improved nationally for a second straight month. Indiana, however, saw initial unemployment claims rise for the fourth straight week.
The U.S. House on Wednesday easily passed a temporary extension of the Paycheck Protection Program, speeding the measure to President Donald Trump.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is launching a marketing campaign to emphasize the importance of wearing a mask in public to stop the spread of COVID-19.
After months of refusing to provide COVID-19 data on individual nursing homes, state officials have changed their minds. Nearly half of Indiana’s deaths from COVID-19 can be traced to the facilities.
Under Stage 5, which had been expected to begin Friday, almost all restrictions were supposed to be lifted. Instead, the governor said Indiana will implement a “Stage 4.5” from July 4-17.
COVID-19 cases in Indiana have increased over the past week, but were down significantly in June compared with May. Deaths from the virus also saw a big decline in June, while testing rose dramatically.
There was a concerning signal in the Pfizer trial: The majority of people given an intermediate dose of the vaccine developed fevers, chills and other low-grade symptoms that lasted a day.
At least 4 million private-sector workers have had their pay cut during the pandemic, according to economists who worked on a labor market analysis for the University of Chicago’s Becker Friedman Institute.
The payroll company ADP said Wednesday that small businesses reported the biggest increase, adding 937,000 jobs. Among industries, construction firms, restaurants and hotels, and retailers posted large gains in hiring.
Prospects for the legislation in the House, however, were uncertain. Both chambers are set to adjourn for a two-week recess by week’s end.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said areas seeing recent outbreaks are putting the entire nation at risk. He cited recent video footage of people socializing in crowds, often without masks, and otherwise ignoring safety guidelines.
The whiplash that ripped through markets in the second quarter came as investors became increasingly hopeful that the economy can pull out of its severe, sudden recession relatively quickly.
The Indiana State Fair has been called off this year, but the fairgrounds will still feature dozens of rides and vendors selling fair food this summer.
Indiana has seen rising coronavirus case numbers over the past seven days compared with the previous week.
The Children’s Museum said it is projecting a loss of $4 million to $7 million in 2020 because of the three-month health crisis closure.
The tourism group’s new “You Have Earned It” campaign focuses on Indiana residents and relies heavily on Facebook and Google advertising platforms.