Coronavirus

  Saturday marks 6 months since 1st confirmed COVID-19 cases in Tri-State

It has now been six months since the first coronavirus cases popped up in the Tri-State area. Over that time period, more than 11,000 total COVID-19 cases and nearly 200 deaths have been reported.

COVID-19 Tracker: Check out the latest on test results around the country

EVPL Oaklyn location closed after employee is exposed to COVID-19

State map shows new COVID-19 death in Vanderburgh Co.; State cases up 1,104

  Schools urge sports fans to wear masks so teams can keep playing

  Total of 49 residents and staff from Morganfield Nursing & Rehab test positive for COVID-19

  United Way holds ‘Day of Sharing’

  Vanderburgh Co. health officials discuss recent COVID-19 trends

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  Patient at Woodmont Health in Boonville dies of COVID-19 complications

Wood Memorial starting hybrid schedule Monday

  Four Freedoms Veterans Parade canceled

1 additional Evansville Catholic Diocese student tests positive for COVID-19

  CDC drops controversial testing advice that caused backlash

  More Hopkins Co. businesses receive mask citations

  COVID measures could keep flu in check this year

The same measures we've been using to slow the spread of COVID-19 – like mask wearing, social distancing and hand washing – can also help stop the spread of flu.

  Push is underway to test COVID-19 vaccines in diverse groups

Many thousands of volunteers from minority groups are needed for huge clinical trials underway or about to begin.

New COVID-19 deaths reported in Vanderburgh, Warrick counties

The Indiana State Department of Health reports Friday 1,499 new COVID-19 cases and 17 new deaths.

Canada extends U.S. border restrictions to Oct. 21

Americans who are returning to the U.S. and Canadians who are returning to Canada are also exempted from the border closure.

  Drug shows promise in 1st largely minority COVID-19 study

Several KY communities receive share of nearly $15M in CARES Act reimbursements

  Hancock Co. Schools approve A-B model for students to return week of Sept. 28

  Ohio & Muhlenberg Co. schools to return to class Monday on hybrid schedule

  Several businesses cited for mask citations in Hopkins Co.

  Thorntons on S. Green River Rd. temporarily closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19

  Owensboro schools providing online hotspots, tech support for students

The Owensboro Public School District has required students to learn virtually until October 12. However, learning online comes with its own set of challenges.

  EVSC still awaiting guidance on ISDH coronavirus dashboard information

The Indiana State Department of Health’s coronavirus dashboard for schools is on the way, but some details still need to be ironed out.

  COVID on Campus: At the largest universities, data vary widely and lacks transparency

Only around a quarter of the nation's largest universities publicly release active COVID-19 case information. Public health experts say the more data available, the better.

  Owensboro Public Schools returning to class Oct. 12 under hybrid plan

Owensboro Public Schools officials say they will return to in-person learning through the hybrid (A/B) model beginning Oct. 12.

  COVID-19 antibody clinical trial underway in Evansville

For those who have recently tested positive for COVID-19, researchers in charge of a new clinical trial in the Evansville area is looking for volunteers to take part in the study.

Deadline for La. residents to claim IRS stimulus check is Oct. 15

Thousands of Louisiana residents are leaving money on the table, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

  Salvation Army kicking off holiday campaign early to help those in need

The holidays are just around the corner, but this year it could look a lot different for families after COVID as impacted more than just health.

Twisted Sister singer to anti-maskers: Don’t use our song

In a tweet Wednesday, Snider called the stunt “moronic,” and shared a video that was recorded by an upset customer inside the Target at Coral Ridge Mall in Fort Lauderdale.

House condemns racism against Asian Americans amid pandemic

The House has voted to condemn racism against Asian Americans tied to the coronavirus outbreak.

  Infection rates soar in college towns as students return

Dozens of infections have been blamed on off-campus parties, prompting university officials to admonish students.

‘The Batman’ resumes UK production after positive COVID case

The U.K. production of “The Batman” is starting up again after being shut down earlier this month when an individual tested positive for COVID-19.

  COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high figure that reflects economic damage from the coronavirus outbreak.

State shows new COVID-19 death, 47 new cases in Vanderburgh Co.

The Indiana State Department of Health reports Thursday 108,646 confirmed positive cases and 3,253 total deaths.

  August US home building slides 5.1% after months of gains

U.S. housing construction fell a surprising 5.1% in August after three months of strong gains when home builders ramped up projects following a pandemic-induced shutdown in March and April.

  School officials prepare for hybrid learning in Muhlenberg Co.

Students start hybrid learning on Monday in Muhlenberg County. Meanwhile, some students and staff are in quarantine.

  Families concerned over rising COVID-19 cases in long-term care facilities

The Warrick County Health Department says that Transcendent Healthcare in Boonville is a definite area of concern regarding COVID-19 cases.

  KY exceeds 58k total COVID-19 cases

Kentucky is currently reporting that 58,764 residents have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 3.89% statewide.

  Gov. Holcomb says mask mandate is working

The Indiana State Department of Health reports Wednesday 107,809 confirmed positive cases and 3,247 total deaths.

  EPD detective recalls battle with COVID-19

A detective on the Evansville Police Department is thankful to be back at work these days - more importantly, thankful to be healthy.

  MSD of North Posey reported 4 COVID-19 cases since classes started a month ago

It has been a month since North Posey schools opened, and they’ve put many plans in place to keep students and staff safe.

  In town hall, Trump denies downplaying virus, casts doubt on mask usage

Face-to-face with everyday voters for the first time in months, Trump was defensive but resisted agitation as he was pressed on his administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and why he doesn’t more aggressively promote the use of masks to reduce the spread of the disease.

  Health official on leave amid political interference furor

The Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement that Michael Caputo was taking the time “to focus on his health and the well-being of his family.”

Study hints antibody drug may cut COVID-19 hospitalizations

A drug company says that partial results from a study testing an antibody drug give hints that it may help keep mild to moderately ill COVID-19 patients from needing to be hospitalized, a goal no current coronavirus medicine has been able to meet.

  Trump disputes health officials, sees mass vaccinations soon

In a report to Congress and an accompanying “playbook” for states and localities, federal health agencies and the Defense Department sketched out complex plans for a vaccination campaign to begin gradually in January or possibly later this year.

  Supreme Court to stick with arguments via telephone, for now

With 87-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg being treated for cancer and five of her colleagues also age 65 or older, the court is taking no chances that putting the justices in close proximity to each other might make them more vulnerable to catching the virus.

State reports new COVID-19 death in Wayne Co.

During Governor JB Pritzker’s COVID-19 update, his team announced 1,941 new COVID-19 cases in the state along with 35 new deaths.

  Ky. father finds out he has stage 4 cancer after getting tested for COVID-19

The father is determined to make memories to give his son something to hold on to when he’s gone.

  Exclusive: One of two people that tested positive for COVID-19 after visiting Evansville bar shares perspective

Health officials say the two people with COVID-19 were at Chasers Bar and Grill from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. on the evening of September 11.

  Poll: Americans worry politics will rush vaccine

A new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows 62% of Americans believe political pressure from the White House will cause the Food and Drug Administration to approve a vaccine before it's found to be safe and effective.

  Frontier Community College reports COVID-19 spike

In Illinois, Frontier Community College remains closed to the public after an increase of COVID-19 cases tied to the school’s baseball team.

  Daviess Co. high schools to implement phased return to in-person learning

Daviess County Public Schools District announced their three high schools will implement a phased return to in-person instruction for students in grades 9-12.

  Coronavirus deaths in kids echoes toll in adults, CDC says

A detailed look at COVID-19 deaths in U.S. kids and young adults released Tuesday shows they mirror patterns seen in older patients.

  Experts worry as US virus restrictions are eased or violated

State and local officials around the U.S. are rolling back social-distancing rules again after an abortive effort over the summer, allowing bars, restaurants and gyms to open.

World Series at Arlington, first time at one site since 1944

The World Series will be played entirely at the Texas Rangers' new ballpark in Arlington, Texas, as part of a bubble agreement between Major League Baseball and the players' association, the first time the sport’s championship will be played entirely at one site since 1944.

  Gov. Beshear: Bars can add an extra hour of operation

The Green River District Health Department is reporting 36 new coronavirus cases Tuesday.

  Pelosi: House to stay in session until COVID-19 rescue pact

Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will remain in session until lawmakers deliver another round of COVID-19 relief.

Gov. Pritzker announces financial help for businesses impacted by COVID-19

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,466 new cases of COVID-19 in the state on Tuesday, including 20 additional deaths.

Perry Co. Small Business Micro-Grant Program awards over $12K to several local small businesses

The Perry County Small Business Micro-Grant Program has awarded over $12,000 to more than 10 local businesses.

3 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Warrick Co.

The Indiana State Department of Health reports Tuesday 107,229 confirmed positive cases and 3,235 total deaths.

Virus brings Mexican toilet paper to US

Demand for toilet paper has been so high during the pandemic that in order to keep their shelves stocked, retailers are buying up foreign toilet paper brands, mostly from Mexico.

  ‘Certified young person’ Paul Rudd teams up with N.Y. Gov. Cuomo for mask-wearing PSA

The PSA features Rudd, who is 51, dressed up in a bright yellow hoodie with sweatpants.

  Trump defies virus rules as ‘peaceful protest’ rallies grow

Democratic governors and local leaders have urged the president to reconsider the events, warning that he’s putting lives at risk. But they have largely not tried to block the gatherings of thousands of people, which Trump and his team deem “peaceful protests” protected by the First Amendment.

  Hands-on learning during a pandemic at Southern Indiana Career and Tech Center

Students at the Southern Indiana Career and Technical School learn skills from all types of careers.

Castle High School reports 2 new COVID-19 cases

In a letter to parents, school leaders said they found at by the end of the day Monday that two students were positive.

  Kentucky announces school COVID-19 dashboard

A new dashboard will aim to keep track of COVID-19 cases in schools across the Commonwealth.

Harshmallow: Virus prompts pause for Peeps holiday treats

Peeps treats are going on hiatus for several months — another consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.

Oxford, AstraZeneca resume coronavirus vaccine trial

In a statement, the university confirmed the restart across all of its U.K. clinical trial sites after regulators gave the go-ahead following the pause on Sunday.

  Majority of Daviess Co. students head back to school

As K through 8 students in Daviess County mark the first day off their calendars, this new school year is a change for parents also.

  USI Students react to quarantined student organization, several cases attributed to Frontier Com. College Baseball Team

Several University of Southern Indiana students say they’re surprised to hear an entire student organization is quarantined after university officials say several organization members tested positive for COVID-19.

Over 30 COVID-19 cases in Gibson Co. nursing home

Over 30 new cases of COVID-19 have been discovered at a Gibson County nursing home and rehab center.

Dog-like robot could remotely measure vital signs of COVID-19 patients

A new type of dog-like robot could gather vital information from COVID-19 patients remotely, helping to keep down human exposure to the virus.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade ‘re-imagined’ as television-only event this year

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the 94th version of the iconic annual parade will be a television-only special presentation this year, the retailer and the city of New York City announced Monday.

  Anti-inflammatory drug may shorten COVID-19 recovery time

Eli Lilly announced the results Monday from a 1,000-person study sponsored by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The result have not yet been published or reviewed by independent scientists.

  30 new COVID-19 cases in Warrick Co.; Vanderburgh Co. up 28 cases

The Indiana State Department of Health is reporting 755 new COVID-19 cases and two new deaths.

  Gov. Beshear announces over 1M people have been tested for COVID-19

The Hopkins County Health Department website is showing another COVID-19 related death. This brings their total deaths 37.

  In defiance of Nevada governor, Trump holds indoor rally

In open defiance of state regulations and his own administration’s pandemic health guidelines, President Donald Trump hosted his first indoor rally since June, telling a packed, nearly mask-less Nevada crowd that the nation was “making the last turn” in defeating the virus.

  Some Daviess Co. students return to in-person learning after starting year off virtually

Students in Daviess County are set to head back to the classrooms Monday morning after the district started off virtually this year.

  Union Co. students return to class Monday despite rising COVID-19 cases in the area

Despite rising COVID-19 cases, and the county being in the “red category,” Union County Schools are opening Monday for the first time in months.