Coronavirus

WATCH LIVE: IL Gov. Pritzker gives coronavirus update

Illinois Governor Pritzker is set to get his daily coronavirus update at 2:30 p.m.

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

  Sat. storms badly damage Tri-State homes

  Relief package billions can’t buy hospitals out of shortages amid coronavirus outbreak

Henderson Co. confirms additional case of COVID-19

  Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease

New confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tri-State

  Coronavirus makes it harder for campaigns to ask for money

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  World Health Organization encourages playing video games during coronavirus pandemic

  Dog delivers groceries to Colo. neighbor self-isolating due to coronavirus

  Doctor sees son crawl for first time through glass door after coronavirus separates family

Trump: No quarantine, but travel advisory for NY, CT and NJ

North Korea test fires missiles amid worries about coronavirus

  ‘Off the charts’: Virus hotspots grow in middle America; Illinois infant with virus dies

KY Gov. announces new COVID-19 cases confirmed in biggest 1 day jump

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear is set to make another coronavirus update.

  EPD detective tests positive for COVID-19

An Evansville Police Department detective has notified the city that they have tested positive for COVID-19.

  Hopkins Co. announces 10 confirmed COVID-19 cases, leaders urge social distancing

Hopkins Co. Health Department announces ten confirmed COVID-19 cases with over 100 contacts.

  Muhlenberg Co. Health Department confirms 1 additional COVID-19 case

Judge Executive Curtis McGhee discussed their local task force and what’s being doing to help stop the spread.

Trump approves Kentucky disaster declaration

  Tri-State families enjoy nice weather to relieve COVID-19 stress

3 more national parks close to prevent coronavirus spread

Illinois infant with COVID-19 dies, cause of death unknown

Donut Bank employees receive pay increase

InkWorks Studio, FSEA team up to raise money for bartenders, waiting staff

Hancock, McLean Co. announce first cases of confirmed coronavirus

The Green River District Health Department reports first COVID-19 cases in Hancock and McClean County along with additional cases in Henderson and Daviess Counties.

Vanderburgh Co., Gibson Co., Warrick Co. announce more confirmed cases of COVID-19

According to the website, there are over 1,200 positive cases in Indiana and more than 30 deaths due to COVID-19.

Dubois Co. announces second confirmed case of COVID-19

According to the news release, the patient was tested through a lab in Evansville and is currently in isolation.

Google donates $800 million, provides ad grants as part of coronavirus response

The tech company says it is giving the World Health Organization and global government agencies $250 million in ad grants.

Highlights of Trump-signed $2.2T economic relief package

Highlights of a $2.2 trillion package to help businesses, workers and a health care system staggered by the coronavirus that President Donald Trump signed into law Friday after the House voted final congressional approval.

  Islamic Center of Evansville to distribute food on Fri.

The Islamic Center of Evansville will be handing out food through a mobile food pantry on Friday from two different locations.

  Henderson businesses spreading positive messages amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Downtown Henderson Partnership has created and given out encouraging street signs to local business owners for them to hang up at their respective businesses.

  Weekly Wrap: Tri-State COVID-19 cases, unemployment claims surge

The number of coronavirus cases have surged in the Tri-State.

  Playgrounds closed in Daviess Co. in response to COVID-19

Playgrounds in Daviess County are closed in response to the spread of coronavirus.

  Local grocery store attempts to restock high demand items

The reduced number of customers at McKim's IGA on Friday allowed the store's employees and its supply chains some much needed time to catch up with customer demand.

  Mt. Vernon native opens up about COVID-19 experience

Not even two weeks ago, COVID-19 was just a small blip on Lindsay Hartmann's radar.

  EVV12 Honor Flight officially rescheduled for Aug. 22

The EVV12 Honor Flight is officially rescheduled for Saturday, August 22.

  2nd Glenmore Distillery employee tests positive for COVID-19

Officials at Glenmore Distillery say they were notified by the Green River Health Department that a second employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

  Trump seeks to force GM to produce ventilators; Infections worldwide top 590,000

Italy, with by far the most deaths from COVID-19, surpassed China and the U.S. to also record the most infections in the world. With numbers rising in the U.S., though, the grim distinction could be temporary.

UE offers prorated room and board refunds

The University of Evansville announced on Friday that they are offering prorated room and board refunds.

Community Foundation Alliance making up to $1M in emergency funding available to regional nonprofits

The Community Foundation Alliance announced on Friday that it is making up to $1 million in emergency funding available.

US government looks to continue feeding students

The U.S. federal government is turning to public/private partnerships to keep feeding students in need after the global pandemic forced nationwide school closures.

AK Steel Rockport Works to lay off 48 employees, union says

The United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 3044 is reporting that the AK Steel Rockport Works is laying off 48 employees.

Peeps production stops, but Easter is taken care of

No more Peeps are being hatched for at least a couple of weeks — but it shouldn't affect Easter baskets.

  Owensboro’s Meals on Wheels program doubles over last 2 weeks

The Meals on Wheels program in Daviess County has nearly doubled in just two weeks.

  Bethel Manor employee camps out to ensure resident safety amid COVID-19 pandemic

An employee at Bethel Manor is going above and beyond to make sure the residents and staff are up to date on all the latest information regarding COVID-19, while still being cared for in the process.

Local woman creates website to assist at-risk people during pandemic

Danielle Morris, the creator of Evansville COVID-19 Match, says volunteers can help out in so many ways, from picking up groceries to giving a friendly phone call.

KY Gov. Beshear announces 2 more COVID-19 deaths, including 1 case in Hopkins Co.

In his daily update on Friday afternoon, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear reported two additional statewide deaths associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including one in Hopkins County.

  Swedish Match closes after 2 employees test positive for COVID-19

Company officials were notified Friday morning and say they shut down operations immediately.

  Feds, states crack down on price gouging and hoarding of coronavirus supplies

Attorneys general at the state and federal level begin cracking down and investigating reports of price gouging and hoarding of critical supplies.

  METS bus dispatcher tests positive for COVID-19

A METS dispatcher has notified the city of Evansville they tested positive for COVID-19.

  Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes

The House approved the sweeping measure by a voice vote, as strong majorities of both parties lined up behind the most colossal economic relief bill in the nation's history.

  Apple releases COVID-19 app, opens pandemic website

Apple released a new coronavirus screening tool on Friday, along with a COVID-19 website.

Iowa professor charged in gagging death released from jail

An Iowa college professor accused of murder in the gagging death of her husband has been released from jail because of concerns about the coronavirus.

  Warrick health officials confirm 5th COVID-19 case

Less than an hour after Indiana released Friday’s numbers showing no new cases in Warrick County, health officials announced they now have a fourth case.

  Stocks drop, but hold on to weekly gains after a big rally

Stocks had soared over the previous three days as the relief bill moved closer to becoming law. It passed the House Friday afternoon and President Donald Trump signed it later in the day.

Illinois reporting over 3,000 cases of COVID-19

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker is giving his daily update on coronavirus.

4 passengers dead aboard cruise ship anchored off Panama

Four passengers have died aboard a cruise ship now anchored off the coast of Panama and two people aboard the ship have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

3rd confirmed case of COVID-19 in Posey Co.

According to Dr. Kyle Rapp with the Posey County Health Department, the health department found out around 3 p.m.

  Mayor Winnecke announces COVID-19 fund, $1 million raised

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Mayor Winnecke is announcing a cross-sector, community wide COVID-19 Response Fund of the Greater Evansville Region, primarily Gibson, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties.

  Kristen Bell hosts Nick pandemic special for kids, families

Kristen Bell is hosting a Nickelodeon special with a “kid’s-eye view” of the coronavirus pandemic to address youngsters' concerns and help families weather the crisis.

  Boeing may get billions in coronavirus stimulus aid

The aerospace giant qualifies because it's "businesses critical to maintaining national security."

Gibson County Visitors and Tourism earmarks $50,000 to help restaurants impacted by COVID-19

The program, titled “Gibson County/Better Together” will be open to all restaurants located in Gibson County which are owned by a Gibson County resident.

  New flu cases drop; death toll tops 24K

While the number of confirmed flu cases in the United States is going down, the number of Americans seeking care for flu-like illness is increasing.

‘Baby Shark’ reworked for the coronavirus outbreak

Sorry parents, ‘Baby Shark’ is making a comeback — for a good cause.

  British Prime Minister Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

Downing St. says Johnson is self-isolating and continuing to lead the country’s response to COVID-19.

  Hopkins County Health officials announce first COVID-19 death

Hopkins County officials say they have a total of three positive COVID-19 cases.

  Green River District Health Dept. reports new COVID-19 cases

The Green River District Health Department says there are six new cases to report Friday, all in Daviess County.

  Pants optional? Walmart has more sales of tops, not bottoms in new work-from-home era

With so many people adapting to working from home during the coronavirus outbreak, Walmart said it is seeing an interesting new trend.

  IN COVID-19 cases now at 981, 2 more in Vanderburgh Co.

The map shows a total of six cases in Vanderburgh County, up from four.

R Kelly seeks release from jail, cites coronavirus risk

A Thursday court filing by his lawyers saying scant precautions to stem the spread of the virus behind bars put Kelly’s life at risk.

Pharmacists: Doctors writing prescriptions for possible COVID-19 treatment at expense of chronically-ill patients

Lupus patients say they are unable to get refills of their hydroxychloroquine after the announcement of clinical trials to study the drug for possible coronavirus treatment. Pharmacists say some doctors are writing prescriptions for friends and family members.

  More than $35,000 of groceries tossed after woman allegedly coughed on them, saying she had coronavirus

Police said Margaret Cirko went into Gerrity’s Supermarket on Wednesday afternoon and deliberately and violently coughed and spit on food throughout the store before trying to steal a case of beer.

  A New York doctor’s story: ‘Too many people are dying alone’

While the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, it can lead to more severe illnesses, including pneumonia and death for some, like those who are older or have underlying health issues.

  Virus test results in minutes? Scientists question accuracy

The tests could reveal the true extent of the outbreak and help separate the healthy from the sick. But some scientists have challenged their accuracy.

  This is how much money you could get from the stimulus bill

The income levels are based on tax returns for 2019. For those who have not yet filed their taxes, it will be based on 2018 returns.

  Locals encouraged to exercise outdoors at safe social distance

Although thousands of people in the Tri-State have to stay home due to Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb's recent order, many still ventured outside for some fresh air on Thursday.

  Local boy celebrates ‘stay-at-home’ birthday

Indiana's "stay-at-home" order has been a difficult adjustment for most people, but a local boy's parents found a unique way to celebrate his birthday while practicing social distancing on Thursday.

  Out-of-work service employees receive virtual tips via Venmo, PayPal

People can help support service industry workers in Henderson County with a touch of a button by leaving them virtual tips on Venmo or PayPal.

  US leads world in confirmed coronavirus cases

The number of coronavirus infections were set to top a half-million worldwide on Thursday as both Italy and the United States appeared poised to surpass China, where the pandemic began, and Spain’s death toll climbed to more than 4,000.

Deaconess asks community to follow meal donation protocols

Due to strict safety guidelines, they are only able to accept pre-packaged food or food that is prepared at a restaurant and packaged in individual serving sizes.

Gov. Beshear reports 50 new cases in KY

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear is giving his daily update.

California man arrested in tout for coronavirus ‘cure’

he FBI has arrested a Southern California man who officials said falsely claimed to have developed a cure for the coronavirus and solicited investments in a company he said would market the medication, federal prosecutors said.