NewsHealth / April 2, 2020

The Latest: Online Instruction Will Continue For Rest Of School Year

The Latest: Online Instruction Will Continue For Rest Of School YearState Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick announced Thursday that all of Indiana's K-12 schools will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.coronavirus, COVID-192020-04-02T00:00:00-04:00
The Latest: Online Instruction Will Continue For Rest Of School Year

Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Case Count Will Update With ISDH Updates. Last Update Was April 2 at 2:43 p.m.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick announced Thursday that all of Indiana's K-12 schools will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year because of COVID-19 pandemic.

McCormick says school districts can still meet their 160 days of required school via e-learning/online instruction. They will be required to submit a "continuous learning plan" in the next few weeks.

In its update Thursday, the Indiana State Department of Health added 474 confirmed COVID-19 cases to the state's total, bringing it to 3,039. Thirteen more deaths were reported Thursday. So far, 78 people have died in Indiana as a result of the disease.

Marion County's number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb, with 1,304 confirmed. Twenty-four people have died in the county as a result of the disease. Lake County has the second-highest total of COVID-19 among Indiana counties with 215. Hamilton County now has 207 confirmed cases.

Gov. Eric Holcomb's "Stay-at-Home" order is now in effect. You should only venture out for things that are essential to the health and safety of you, your family members and others in your household. Here are some examples:

  • Getting medical supplies or medication
  • Visiting a health care professional
  • Going to the grocery store
  • Delivering food, groceries or cleaning products to members of your family
  • Caring for a family member or pet in another household.
  • Going outside for exercise (while maintaining social distancing)

Health officials enourage anyone with symptoms to call the ISDH Epidemiology Resource Center at 317-233-7125 (or 317-233-1325 after hours) or e-mail COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath.

The Indiana State Department of Health provides daily updates on its COVID-19 online dashboard.

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 or the Indiana State Department of Health for the most recent numbers of COVID-19 cases.

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