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Coronavirus

Parkview Health website offers free check for COVID-19 symptoms

Parkview Health has added a free COVID-19 Symptom Checker to its website. Available at parkview.com/covid19symptomchecker, the interactive tool allows patients to complete a self-assessment and be directed to appropriate care. If you think you may have symptoms of COVID-19 or believe you ...

Indiana virus cases top 11,200, state’s death toll now 562

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s coronavirus death toll has jumped by 17 as state health officials said Sunday there have been at least 562 virus-related deaths in little more than a month. That report came a day after hundreds of people watched from their vehicles as a funeral honored a ...

Shutdown protesters gather at governor’s mansion

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 200 people upset over restrictions on Indiana residents because of the coronavirus protested Saturday outside the state mansion of Gov. Eric Holcomb, urging him to back off and restart the economy. People carrying signs and American flags stood close together ...

A COVID-19 ‘Mental Health Roundtable’ returns Monday at 7:30 p.m. on PBS

Dr. Jay Fawver hosts a fourth consecutive special edition of his weekly show — Matters Of the Mind — as CORONAVIRUS: A Mental Health Roundtable returns Monday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. on PBS Fort Wayne (WFWA). Dr. Fawver, along with other regional mental health experts — Dr. Siquilla ...

Indiana Gov. Holcomb to extend stay home order to May 1

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The executive stay home order for Indiana that expires Monday will be extended to May 1 as planning is underway to reopen parts of the state’s economy, Gov. Eric Holcomb said Friday. Holcomb said a state task force is seeking ideas from various business sectors on on ...

Two latest COVID-19 deaths bring county’s total to 21, with 281 cases

Another two Allen County residents have died and 50 have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 281 cases and 21 deaths Friday. Updates to positive cases and deaths in Allen County are found at the top of the department’s COVID-19 webpage at www.allencountyhealth.com/covid-19 ...

With 42 new deaths, Indiana’s pandemic death toll tops 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has topped 500 and its confirmed cases of COVID-19 has swept past 10,000, state health officials said Friday. Forty-two new deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus, occurred between April 3 and ...

Citizens Square and Rousseau Centre will remain closed

Citizens Square and the Rousseau Centre will remain closed to the public through at least the end of the month, the Allen County Board of Commissioners and Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry announced Friday. The decision follows Governor Eric Holcomb's announcement that he will extend to May 1 ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Be prepared for government’s stimulus check

Many Americans this week have received stimulus payments promised by the U.S. Treasury Department as a result of the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act). The U.S. began issuing one-time payments this week to tens of millions of people as part of its $2.2 trillion ...

Great American Cleanup™ postponed to Sept. 19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fort Wayne’s annual spring clean, the Great American Cleanup™, is rescheduled for September 19 from the original date of May 2. Each year, this important community event brings out more than 5,000 volunteers to spiff-up neighborhoods and public spaces ...

Neighborhood Code Compliance suspends hearings and payments until June 1

The city's Neighborhood Code Compliance office is extending the suspension of payments and orders-to-repair and demolition hearings until June 1. “We are giving property owners additional time to make payments because we know many are experiencing financial hardship due to the stay at home ...

No Mother’s Day downtown trolleys this year thanks to COVID-19

For the last four years, the Downtown improvement District has sponsored Mother's Day Downtown trolleys. But this year, in consideration of restrictions on the number of persons in a gathering and with the safety of staff, business owners and the public in mind, the trolleys will not be running ...

Manchester University moves 2020 commencement to fall

Manchester University has moved its 2020 commencement ceremonies to October. Like many high schools, colleges and universities across the nation, Manchester had been struggling in the age of COVID-19 to find a way to best honor the Class of 2020 so the universitym with campuses in North ...

Fiber Arts Festival cancelled

The 2020 Fiber Arts Festival at Salomon Farm Park has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak response. The annual event was scheduled to take place on May 15-16. For complete information about cancelled/postponed events and activities, go to fortwayneparks.org. Find virtual ...

Another Allen County COVID-19 death; total now 19 with 231 cases

Another Allen County resident has died and 35 have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 231 cases and 19 deaths Thursday. Updates to positive cases and deaths in Allen County are found at the top of the department’s COVID-19 webpage at www.allencountyhealth.com/covid-19 and ...

Sen. Young to serve on congressional COVID-19 economic task force

U.S. Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., has been selected by President Donald Trump to serve on a bipartisan Congressional Economic Task Force that force will provide counsel to the president on the re-opening of America in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. “American families, workers, and ...

KEVIN LEININGER: Safety and civics set to collide at the ballot box

In the midst of a deadly pandemic, Wisconsin voters went to the polls last week after the state and U.S. supreme courts overturned Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' last-minute attempt to delay the vote. The result, according to media accounts, was chaotic: People who voted in person, many wearing ...

Indiana virus deaths near 500 as job losses keep rising

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s number of coronavirus-related deaths in one month has tripled the state’s typical level of flu deaths over a seven-month period. More than 100,000 people also filed new unemployment claims in Indiana last week amid the economic fallout from business and ...

Midwest governors announce partnership to reopen regional economy

Governors Eric Holcomb (IN), Gretchen Whitmer (MI), Mike DeWine (OH), Tony Evers (WI), Tim Walz (MN), JB Pritzker (IL), and Andy Beshear (KY) have announced that they will work in close coordination to reopen the economy in the Midwest region. The governors said in a statement that “We ...