Coronavirus

Clinical trials take place at nursing homes

Gleaners plans a major food distribution event this Thursday at Anthem headquarters in downtown Indianapolis.

Hosted by Cameron Ridle and Ebony Chappel Callie Kennington and Tony Mason of Count Me INDY join us live to talk all things Census 2020 PLUS listener calls and comments on school reopenings. Our Community Spotlight this week is the Strong Men, Strong Minds Empowerment Rally.

Locally, here are the restaurants and businesses that were forced to close their doors due to the coronavirus crisis.

The Midwest Black Restaurant Week is back in Indianapolis with an emphasis on takeout and delivery. It's a much needed week for restaurants working hard to take care of customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In downtown Indianapolis, the issue of people experiencing homelessness is a problem that's hard to miss. "What's going on on the circle is a crisis," Elder Coleman, of the Alliance for Homeless Transformation, said. "There is a homeless crisis. There is a public health and safety crisis on the circle."

Ronald Smith beat COVID-19 long before his test results reflected how he was feeling. "I was sick from the 10th to the 19th that is when the symptoms started to break," Smith said.

Dr. Virginia Caine, Director of the Marion County Public Health Department spends an hour with Cameron and Ebony answering questions about going back to school next week as the number of Coronavirus cases hit record numbers in Indiana.  

Mayor Joe Hogsett announced new restrictions in the city of Indianapolis due to an increase of COVID-19.

The decision by Washington Township schools to start the school year virtually is a game-changer for bus drivers in the district.

Though Indiana has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases for several days now, Gov. Eric Holcomb says we remain in Stage 4.5 of reopening, meaning shopping mall and stores can remain open at full capacity and restaurants at 75% capacity.

Some labs across the country are reporting backlogs as the demand for testing increases.