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Latest COVID-19 News

New stay-at-home order parameters announced by Gov. Holcomb (WLFI)
5 more cases of COVD-19 in Tippecanoe County (WLFI)
Franciscan Health Lafayette East now offers drive thru COVID-19 testing (WLFI)
Interview with Nate from Phoenix Paramedic (Neuhoff Media Lafayette)
Riley Foundation starts emergency fund (WLFI)
Stay-at-home order extended two more weeks (WLFI)
TSC, LSC, and West Lafayette Schools ending academic year on May 15th (WLFI)
Interview with Dr. Adler from the Tippecanoe County Health Dept. (Neuhoff Media Lafayette)
IHSAA cancels all spring sports (WLFI)
Interview with West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis on COVID-19 update (Neuhoff Media Lafayette)
Indiana K-12 schools go remote learning the remainder of the school year (WLFI)
Statewide coronavirus cases top 3,000 (WLFI)
Interview with Mental Health American CEO Brandi Christiansen (WKOA)
SIA extends closure to April 17th (WLFI)
Two deaths from COVID-19 in Warren County (WLFI)
Logansport Community School Coporation offering free lunches on Tuesdays in April (WLFI)
Govenor Eric Holcomb orders health care providers to stop all non-urgent surgeries and procedures (WLFI)
Interview with Tippecanoe County School Superintendent Dr. Scott Hanback on E-Learning (Neuhoff Media Lafayette)
Interview with County Commissioner Tracy Brown on “stay-at-home” order (Neuhoff Media Lafayette)

  • What is COVID-19 or cornoavirus? 
    • COVID-19 or coronoavirus is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person.  The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronoavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. (Source: CDC)
  • How does COVID-19 spread? 
    • The virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 fee) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.  It also may be possible that a person get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, and then, touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly eyes.  However, this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.(Source: CDC)
  • What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
    • Mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of
      • fever
      • cough
      • shortness of breath
  • How can you protect yourself from COVID-19?
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that conatins at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available
  • If you are sick, how do you keep from spreading the illness?
    • Stay home.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze wiht a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • What should you do if you recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19?
    • If you have traveled from an affected area, there may be restrictions on your movements for up to 2 weeks.  If you develop symptoms during that period, seek medical advice.  Call the office of your health care provider before you go, and tell them about your travel and your symptoms.  They will give you instructions on how to get care without exposing other people to your illness. (Source: CDC)

CANCELED EVENTS

Schools
All schools closed until 5/1/20.  Consult with school coporation and/or child’s teacher for E-Learning/Remote Learning schedule.
Tippecanoe School Corporation, Lafayette School Corporation, and West Lafayette Community School Corporation ending academic year on 5/15/20.

Events
Fiddler’s Gathering – Canceled
All IHSAA spring sports – canceled
Round the Fountain Art Fair – Canceled
Purdue University Commencement – On-Demand Version Will Be Held
YWCA Clay Bowl Giving Project – Postponed
Scotty McCreery at the Long Center for the Performing Arts – Postponed to 9/3/20
Happy Feet at the Long Center for the Performing Arts – Postponed
A Tale of Two Cities at the Long Center for the Performing Arts – Postponed
Michael W. Smith at the Long Center for the Performing Arts – Postponed
The Challenge 5K – Canceled
Arni’s Pizza Eating Contest – Postponed
NCAA remaining winter and spring NCAA championships – Canceled

Please email joelacay@neuhoffmedia.com for other event cancelations due to coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 Information Sources

Tippecanoe County Health Department
(765)423-9221 Mon. – Fri from 8am – 4:30pm
(765)423-9193 Coronavirus Hotline Mon. – Fri. 8am – 4pm
Email health@tippecanoe.in.gov

Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH)
ISDH Epidemiology Resource Center
(317)233-7125 or (317)233-1325 after hours
Email epiresource@isdh.in.gov

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