Searchable Database: Tracking COVID-19 at central Indiana Schools (The Indy Channel)

The Indy Channel: Searchable Database: Tracking COVID-19 at central Indiana Schools. “The database below will be used to track confirmed COVID-19 cases reported by school districts in central Indiana. The database below will be regularly updated as new information is received and confirmed by our news team here at WRTV. As far as how quickly cases have been reported since schools opened their doors last week, the Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box says the numbers are not surprising and they had anticipated cases to come in quickly after schools began reopening.”

IndyStar: Gov. Holcomb removes criminal penalties from mask order after pushback from his own party

IndyStar: Gov. Holcomb removes criminal penalties from mask order after pushback from his own party. “Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb signed an executive order Friday mandating masks statewide, but in a departure from his original plan, Holcomb didn’t include criminal penalties in the mandate.”

WTHR: State releases detailed Indiana nursing home COVID-19 data for the first time

WTHR: State releases detailed Indiana nursing home COVID-19 data for the first time. “For months, as nursing homes across Indiana struggled to control the spread of COVID-19, the real toll of the pandemic was kept secret. State leaders refused to release data showing the number of cases and deaths inside each facility. Following pressure from AARP, state lawmakers, 13News and other media outlets, the Indiana State Department of Health has now released the information.”

Journal & Courier: Ivy Tech offering free classes and training for 10,000 Hoosiers affected by coronavirus

Journal & Courier: Ivy Tech offering free classes and training for 10,000 Hoosiers affected by coronavirus. “Anyone living in Indiana is now eligible to take specific classes and training for free, part of a program offered through Ivy Tech Community College. The free classes are available for 10,000 participants and are part of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s ‘Rapid Recovery for a Better Future’ program, a $50 million initiative under the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet, with funding applied toward education, workforce and individual needs.”

WTHR: New search tool reveals COVID-19 cases & deaths at Indiana nursing homes

WTHR: New search tool reveals COVID-19 cases & deaths at Indiana nursing homes. “…despite a lack of transparency by state officials and many nursing home operators, data showing what is happening inside Indiana long-term care facilities is now being exposed as local and federal agencies begin to release COVID-19 data that is crucial in understanding the spread of the virus. After weeks of collecting this data, 13News is now releasing the information in a searchable online database to help seniors and their families make more informed healthcare decisions.”

Inside Indiana Business: Local Radio Show Joins National Library

Inside Indiana Business: Local Radio Show Joins National Library. “A weekly radio show in Indianapolis focused on Indiana history is getting national recognition. Hoosier History Live, which airs on WICR-FM at the University of Indianapolis, has been selected for inclusion in the Digital Public Library of America. The producers of the weekly call-in radio show say they will be editing select past shows for distribution on the library, as well as Indiana Memory, a statewide digital library.”

Chronicle-Tribune: New website provides Hoosiers free expert mental health resources during COVID-19

Chronicle-Tribune: New website provides Hoosiers free expert mental health resources during COVID-19. “The site is designed to address the increase in anxiety, depression and other mental health issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, including both first-time issues as well as preexisting mental health concerns.” This is for residents of Indiana.

Indiana History Blog: Coping with Quarantine in a Pre-Digital Era

Indiana History Blog: Coping with Quarantine in a Pre-Digital Era. Read this and marvel over how much feels familiar. “At the height of World War I, Spanish Influenza ravaged Hoosier servicemen and servicewomen. Fortunately, city and health officials acted quickly in the fall of 1918, resulting in Indianapolis having one of the lowest casualty rates in the country, according to IHB historian Jill Weiss Simins. But how were Hoosiers’ daily lives impacted by the dread malady? As we can now relate, the public was consumed with news reports about the pandemic and resultant quarantine, which we will re-examine here via Newspapers.com and the freely-accessible Hoosier State Chronicles.”

Fox59: FSSA offers new tool to help Hoosiers in need of food assistance

Fox59: FSSA offers new tool to help Hoosiers in need of food assistance. “The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration partnered with the state’s food banks, the Indy Hunger Network and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry to create a map that helps Hoosiers in need of food assistance. It is searchable by address.”

WBIW: Indiana 211 Adding Resources to Assist Hoosiers in Need with COVID-19

WBIW: Indiana 211 Adding Resources to Assist Hoosiers in Need with COVID-19. “Indiana 211 is adding additional resources for Hoosiers in need of assistance connecting with health and human services agencies in their local communities. Indiana 211 has created a new website to serve as a clearinghouse of information on COVID-19 resources. The organization is also adding 20-30 new navigators to handle the increased call volume.”

Southside Times: New web-based encyclopedia to feature 200 years of Indianapolis history

Southside Times: New web-based encyclopedia to feature 200 years of Indianapolis history. “Information on the development of Indianapolis over the two centuries since its founding will be freely accessible in an updated, digital Encyclopedia of Indianapolis, currently under development and scheduled for launching in December 2020. This dynamic, highly visual and interactive platform also will provide researchers with information on how Indianapolis and central Indiana have changed in the past 25 years since the encyclopedia’s 1994 print edition.”

Indianapolis Business Journal: Indiana has new tool to give parents data about schools

Indianapolis Business Journal: Indiana has new tool to give parents data about schools. “Indiana has launched a new online tool that aims to make it easier for parents to access and compare information about their schools, including, for the first time, how much each school spends per student.”

South Bend Tribune: The new Indiana Birding Trail leads you to hottest spots for nature

South Bend Tribune: The new Indiana Birding Trail leads you to hottest spots for nature. “The Indiana Audubon Society has created a new website… and printed booklet to help experienced birders plan trips in areas they hadn’t yet explored, with specific trails to try, maps and public amenities.”

Inside Indiana Business: Madam Walker Collection Digitized, Preserved

Inside Indiana Business: Madam Walker Collection Digitized, Preserved. “The Indianapolis Historical Society has completed a 12-month-long project to digitize 40,000 historical papers and photographs associated with Indianapolis entrepreneur and philanthropist Madam C.J. Walker. Madam Walker’s beauty products empire made her one of the wealthiest women of the early 1900s.”