March 11, 2020

Coronavirus News Roundup: Wednesday, March 11

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Indiana and Purdue universities announced they were suspending in-person classes in favor of online learning. - Provided by Indiana University

Indiana and Purdue universities announced they were suspending in-person classes in favor of online learning.

Provided by Indiana University

The coronavirus' impact continues to deepen with the National Guard enforcing a one-mile containment area in a New York City suburb and officials in Italy ordering a nationwide lockdown. In the U.S. Midwest, major universities are pivoting to online learning. Several jails and prisons are also suspending visits amid the outbreak

Here’s the latest from the region: 

Indiana

Illinois 

  • There are now 19 cases of coronavirus statewide, and the governor has declared an “emergency proclamation.” 

Iowa 

Kentucky 

Ohio 

Missouri

  • There remains one positive case of coronavirus in Missouri. 

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This is a rapidly evolving story, and we are working hard to bring you the most up-to-date information. However, we recommend checking the websites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the most recent numbers of COVID-19 cases.

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