Coronavirus Disease COVID-19

A flu-like disease called COVID-19 is spreading across the world. The disease is caused by coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in 2019.

Eyewitness News is committed to covering this important topic with facts, not fear. We will walk you through this outbreak with information that will show there is no need to panic.

We will share scientific facts about the virus as well as the basic precautions you can take to lower your risk. WTHR has a mission as a TV station to avoid sensational language and will strive to put information into context you can understand and use.

Get an inside look at the coronavirus pandemic directly from Indiana health care providers with our series "Voices from the Frontline."

If you have a recent history of travel to China or contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19 and are experience symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, please call your doctor or check to see what coronavirus procedures your preferred healthy system offers.

Car insurers like Allstate, Geico and Farmers are issuing refunds or policy rate cuts to drivers

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Rate cuts are a valuable first step, but many drivers who are suddenly unemployed or working from home may find them inadequate.Read more

Students surprise teacher they miss with a parade down his street

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A New Palestine kindergarten teacher hasn't seen his class for four weeks, butRead more

CDC: Babies should NOT wear face masks; they can cause suffocation

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The CDC says, anyone under two, has trouble breathing, is unconscious, or who can not remove the mask by themselves should not wear a face mask.Read more


Feds loosen coronavirus rules to let essential workers return to work

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Trump administration has issued new guidelines to make it easier for essential workers who have been exposed to COVID-19 get back to work — if they have no symptoms.Read more

The Comeback: Pets help us cope during pandemic

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While it hasn't been easy being quarantined, people are finding joy in spending more time with their pets! ​Read more

COVID-19 patients urged to donate blood to help researchers find a cure

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Researchers around the world are racing to find a cure for COVID-19. To do so, they need help from those now ill from the virus or in recovery.Read more

Indiana urged to release data on racial disparities for COVID-19 deaths

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Indiana lawmakers and the NAACP are urging Governor Eric Holcomb to change the way Indiana is tracking the outbreak.Read more

Indiana hires more workers for unemployment call center but applicants still wait on hold for hours

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Indiana Department of Workforce Development gives advice on best times to file vouchers and contact staffRead more

Woman tests positive for COVID-19 after losing husband and son to the virus

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After losing her husband and son to COVID-19, family and friends are keeping a close eye on an Indianapolis woman who just learned she too tested positive.Read more


Couple says 'I do' in drive-up wedding ceremony

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They weren't supposed to get married in Brown County, but plans had to change if Jake and Taylor Swigert wanted to be wed on April 7.Read more

Hoosiers asked to 'Light It Blue' for front line workers

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Beginning at 8 p.m. on Thursday, you'll start seeing Indianapolis landmarks go blue.Read more