Coronavirus

(INDIANAPOLIS) – A two-week plunge in coronavirus cases comes just in time for your Super Bowl party. Community Health chief medical officer Ram Yeleti says if you’re vaccinated and not at high risk from the virus, it should be safe to watch the Rams and Bengals with friends or at your local bar. He says […]

(NOBLESVILLE, Ind.) – Hamilton County will close its mass COVID vaccination clinic a week from Friday. The Hamilton County Health Department set up shop at the county fairgrounds for six months last year when the vaccine first became available, and reopened the clinic when boosters began in October. Emergency preparedness coordinator Chris Walker says at […]

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Indiana’s state health emergency has been extended again, while legislators try to untangle a couple of pandemic-related issues. Governor Holcomb said in November he’d end the emergency once legislators took action to preserve expanded Medicaid and food stamp benefits, extend emergency licensing requirements, and allow the state health department to authorize COVID vaccinations […]

(CNN) — The rollout of free N95 masks for the public began this week across the United States, with some pharmacies already handing out the masks and others expecting to do so in the coming days. The program is part of the Biden administration’s effort to distribute 400 million free N95 masks from the Strategic National […]

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indianapolis Urban League is handing out 2,500 free COVID-19 home test kits during its food and meal distribution drive on Tuesday at 10 a.m. The league said it’s prepared to serve 500 families at 777 Indiana Avenue. Families will also receive a case of Lysol disinfecting wipes. There will also be 22,840 pounds […]

STATEWIDE — Meijer will provide free N95 masks to customers who need them at its stores across Indiana and the Midwest. The grocery store chain will offer the masks as part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ free mask program. Meijer says it has received approximately three million N95 masks and will offer […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Schools in Indiana that have mask requirements will no longer need to track close-contact coronavirus cases. The Indiana Department of Health on Friday sent new guidelines to schools, among the changes is the end of contract tracing and individual student reporting for schools that require masks. Parents in those schools will now get a notification if someone […]

(CNN) — A new study adds to growing evidence that there is no connection between Covid-19 vaccinations and a reduced chance of conceiving. Rather, couples in the study had slightly lower chances of conception if the male partner had been infected with the coronavirus within 60 days — which offers even more reason to get vaccinated against […]

(CNN) — The Biden administration will make 400 million N95 masks available to Americans for free starting next week, a White House official told CNN, the latest federal step aimed at reining in the US’ Covid-19 surge. The masks — which are coming from the Strategic National Stockpile — will be made available at a number of […]

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The House has passed the bill limiting employer vaccine mandates. The bill requires employers to honor requests for religious exemptions or documented medical exemptions, but even workers who submit neither of those requests couldn’t be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The most a company could do is require employees to be tested […]