IU Health, Monroe County and Bloomington officials said in a press conference Friday they plan to begin giving out the COVID-19 vaccine to frontline health care workers on Dec.21.
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When her pumpkin pie never arrived, senior Lauren King got up to make cheese quesadillas for her Thanksgiving dinner. She ate by herself in Bloomington while her family enjoyed their turkey just over an hour away. For the first time in her life, her family wasn’t together for the holiday.
The Monroe County Board of Health discussed plans for the IU Health Bloomington hospital to administer 5,000 COVID-19 vaccines which will arrive sometime next week.
Indiana reported a state record of 8,514 confirmed new COVID-19 cases and Monroe County eclipsed 6,000 total cases Thursday.
IU announced Tuesday it will begin a voluntary asymptomatic COVID-19 testing program on the Bloomington and IU-Purdue University Indianapolis campuses.
From the moment he wakes up around 6:30 most mornings, his mind is already consumed with tension and concern. He's immediately thinking about COVID-19 spread, nervously checking his iPad for case numbers even before he gets outs of bed, or reading the latest news story that makes him wonder how low rock bottom could possibly be.
Indiana reported 6,825 new COVID-19 cases Sunday in the state’s dashboard update. That is the second worst day since the beginning of the pandemic, with the 8,315 new cases in Saturday’s update holding the record.
The Monroe County Health Department announced Thursday it will shut down the Delta Upsilon fraternity house following a Halloween party in violation of the county’s 15-person gathering size limit due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Next week, thousands of students that arrived in Bloomington in August will return to their families for Thanksgiving. Some will sit alongside elderly and at-risk relatives. Many will leave Indiana, a state which has set new daily COVID-19 case increase records with regularity since Halloween. The state is averaging close to 5,000 new cases each day, and on Thursday, Indiana reported a record 6,642 new cases.
Indiana reported 6,642 new COVID-19 cases today, breaking the state’s record for single-day cases by roughly 1,600 cases. Monroe County reported 109 new cases, breaking more than 100 new cases in a day for the first time since Sept. 14.
Some IU students are being suspended for attending large gatherings following IU football games in violation of IU’s public health policy and student code during the COVID-19 pandmeic.
Following a Halloween party that occurred at the house on Saturday night and into Sunday morning, the Delta Upsilon fraternity has been given a cease and desist order from IU.
IU found no evidence of a 20-person gathering at Sigma Phi Epsilon after an investigation into the fraternity, according to a statement to the Indiana Daily Student from its national headquarters.
The Monroe County Board of Health unanimously approved updated COVID-19 regulations for greek houses at a Thursday meeting for increased use of dining space allowances as well as stronger enforcement from the county.
Bloomington and Monroe County were relatively quiet this Election Day. Lines were generally short. Polling places closed on time. No major disruptions were reported.
Four current Beta Theta Pi members — Cameron Gutterman, Dale Nelson, Hunter Johnson and Brian Hiltunen — filed a lawsuit Thursday against IU and IU President Michael McRobbie for privacy violations and breach of contract.
After originally planning to re-open Saturday, Kilroy's on Kirkwood will temporarily close again, according to a notification and letter sent to those with table reservations.
Kilroy's on Kirkwood will open Saturday for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic for IU football's first game of the season.
IU announced Wednesday its own COVID-19 testing labs are in the final stages of fully opening and greatly increasing mitigation testing on campus.
The Monroe County Health Department approved an appeal from Theta Chi last week that allows more students to move back into the house, pushing its capacity above the standard 75% limit.