Friday, September 17, 2021

Coronavirus

UPDATED: Sweeping new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans

WASHINGTON (AP and WOWO): President Joe Biden today is announcing sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an...

SACS quarantine rule adjustment reversed

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A decision by the Southwest Allen County Schools board to loosen quarantine rules won't stand. In an email to parents Superintendent...

Rokita to seek legal action against President’s vaccine order

INDIANAPOLIS (Network Indiana): Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita said Thursday that he is looking into possible legal action against new mandates announced by President...

Health Commissioner disputes school board’s quarantine ruling

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Allen County's Health Commissioner is challenging a local school board's authority to set its own COVID-19 quarantine rules. Earlier this week...

COVID-19 patients strain Indiana hospitals as virus surges

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): Indiana’s rapid surge in coronavirus infections, fueled by the highly contagious delta variant, is again straining hospitals as patient admissions spike to...

Additional area school districts consider revision to COVID protocols

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO) - Currently, Northwest Allen County Schools and Fort Wayne Community Schools are the only two districts in the county that...

Allen County COVID cases nearly at 50,000

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Healthcare officials in Allen County have seen almost 50,000 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began. According to the Allen County...

US hiring slows to just 235,000 jobs after 2 strong months

WASHINGTON (AP): America’s employers added just 235,000 jobs in August, a surprisingly weak gain after two months of robust hiring at a time when...

Mask mandate to begin Tuesday at all City of Fort Wayne buildings

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry announced Thursday that masks will be required at all city-owned facilities starting Tuesday in response...

NACS Teaching assistant claims she was fired over mask rules

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Network Indiana): A classroom assistant at a high school in Fort Wayne says she was fired because she refused to wear...

Video accuses FWCS of having “COVID rooms,” FWCS responds

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): An area parent is raising concerns over how Fort Wayne Community Schools are handling students with possible illnesses. Amanda Tokos posted...

Indiana schools get incentive to require classroom masks

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): Indiana schools are getting an incentive toward requiring face masks in classrooms intended to slow down the number of COVID-19 outbreaks among...

Judge rules against Fort Wayne catering company in suit over COVID restrictions

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): An Allen County judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Fort Wayne catering company that said pandemic-related capacity restrictions...

Allen County COVID spread approaching “red” status

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Only around 12% of intensive care hospital beds are available in northeast Indiana as another surge of COVID-19 cases sweeps...

Record numbers of COVID-19 cases reported in Indiana schools

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): Indiana schools reported more new COVID-19 cases last week than at any previous time during the pandemic as the state grapples with...

Ohio, Miami universities are requiring COVID-19 vaccine

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP): Ohio University and Miami University announced Tuesday they’re joining the list of campuses requiring students, faculty, and staff to get vaccinated...

Indiana health commissioner defends maskless wedding photo

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): Indiana’s health commissioner defended herself Monday against criticism arising from a photograph circulating on social media showing her not wearing a face...

Lilly antibody therapies used in Delta variant cases

INDIANAPOLIS (Inside Indiana Business): Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) says the federal government has given the company approval to resume shipments and...

NACS board votes to require masks

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): In front of a contentious crowd, the Northwest Allen County School Board voted 3-2 to institute a mask mandate Monday...

Former White House doc: Pfizer COVID vaccine has new name, same ingredients

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): You might have heard of another COVID-19 vaccine, but is it really a new version? Last week the Pfizer/Bio-N-Tech vaccine got...

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