(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 […]

INDIANAPOLIS — The recent surge of COVID cases in Indianapolis because of the omicron variant has health experts in Marion County looking to ramp up efforts to get people tested and even vaccinated. “We are going to open up a new site for testing some time next week,” said Marion County health director Dr. Virginia […]

(FISHERS, Ind.) – Students and teachers in Fishers will get top priority for COVID testing. The Fishers Health Department is expanding its testing hours by 19 1/2 hours a week, setting aside additional time before and after its regular hours for students, teachers and staff at the Hamilton Southeastern Schools and at private schools in […]

INDIANAPOLIS — The Marion County Public Health Department will give out free COVID vaccines and rapid testing on Monday, Jan. 10 on Monument Circle. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the north side of Washington Street between Pennsylvania and Meridian Streets. It is open to everyone, not just CFP ticket holders. The clinic […]

STATEHOUSE — A bill to place restrictions on what business owners can do when it comes to requiring COVID shots for their workers has advanced out of a House committee and will now be considered by the full Indiana House. The bill moved forward with some amendments added to it. It would still require business […]

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — It was one week ago when Indiana health officials called on the federal government to send more rapid COVID-19 tests to Indiana. As of Wednesday, there’s no word on how soon that will happen. Because of a national shortage of rapid tests, the state is only guaranteed to receive about 11,000 per […]

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health will offer the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine booster shot to Hoosiers ages 12 to 15. The booster will able available to those children who received a second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least five months ago. The Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine approved for people younger than 18. […]