Coronavirus

STATEWIDE — You can now order free at-home coronavirus tests through the federal government. Every home in the United States is eligible to order the at-home antigen tests. Each package contains four tests and can be ordered from the covidtests.gov website. The site was expected to go live Wednesday, but it was accepting orders as […]

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health is extending its COVID vaccination clinic at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway through Feb. 26. The clinic is being held in the INDYCAR parking lot on W. 16th Street, across from IMS Gate 2. The Pfizer pediatric and adult vaccines will be available, as will the Moderna vaccine. First doses […]

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) -The United States has been grappling with a shortage of at-home coronavirus tests. Even if you’re lucky enough to get one, there’s a good chance you’ll have to cough up both time and money. Dr. Paul Calkins, an anesthesiologist at IU Health, says the nation has lacked a successful testing strategy compared to other […]

INDIANAPOLIS — There are over 50 different mutations of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, the most out of any other variant of the virus. Doctors are unable to come to a consensus of just why the virus is able to mutate so quickly and spread quicker than any other variant, but it has mostly to […]

CARMEL, Ind. — The Indiana Department of Health will host a mobile COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinic in Carmel. The clinic at Jill Perelman Pavilion (3000 W. 116th Street in Carmel) will be open Wednesday, Jan. 19 through Saturday, Jan. 22, from noon to 8 p.m. You can register online or by calling 211. Appointments are […]

(CNN) — Hawaii will likely soon require visitors to have a Covid booster shot if they want to travel to the islands. State Governor David Ige told reporters that his office is strongly considering changing its definition of “fully vaccinated” from two doses of an approved Covid vaccine to three. That would mean that travelers who have […]

(INDIANAPOLIS) – House Speaker Todd Huston says the bill limiting businesses’ ability to require the COVID vaccine wouldn’t block them altogether. The House will vote Tuesday on a bill requiring businesses to honor documented medical exemptions, and to automatically grant requests for religious exemptions, no questions asked. Business and health groups have warned the bill […]

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The U.S. Supreme Court says the Biden Administration can’t force employers to make workers get vaccinated. The Indiana House will vote Tuesday on whether to limit employers from requiring it on their own. The bill requires companies to honor claims of religious objections to the vaccine, or documented medical exemptions. Those workers could […]

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday announced his administration would make “high-quality masks” available to Americans for free, as the US struggles to contain the new surge of the Omicron variant and hospitalizations from Covid-19 reach new highs. The President also announced his administration would purchase an additional 500 million Covid-19 tests — on top of the 500 […]

(CNN) — The Biden administration is expected on Wednesday to announce the purchase of additional courses of a Covid-19 treatment manufactured by drugmaker AstraZeneca. The White House is “in the process of ordering another half-million courses of AstraZeneca’s preventive treatment for immunocompromised individuals,” Covid-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients is expected to say at Wednesday’s Covid-19 briefing. “The […]