6 months of COVID-19: A timelineSeptember 11, 2020
Click here to read a story about how COVID-19 has played out over the last six months in Dubois County.
1st COVID-19 case in Indiana
The state announces the first positive COVID-19 case in the state in a Marion County resident.
Local and state entities begin canceling events, such as Indiana State School Music Association events and 4-H activities.
In an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus, local schools announce they are closing their doors until April 6.
Bars, restaurants close to in-person patrons
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announces that bars, nightclubs and restaurants are required to close to in-person patrons, but may provide takeout and delivery services.
State reports 1st death
The state announces the first death in Indiana related to COVID-19.
County declares disaster
The Dubois County Commissioners enact a local disaster emergency declaration and limit the public’s access to county buildings.
School closure extended
Gov. Eric Holcomb extends the closure of K-12 schools until May 1.
1st case in Dubois County
The Dubois County Health Department announces the first confirmed COVID-19 case in the county.
Gov. Eric Holcomb delivers a statewide address to order that Hoosiers remain in their homes except when they are at work or for permitted activities, such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety. His order also states that Hoosier businesses deemed non-essential close.
1st case in Spencer County
The Spencer County Health Department announces the first positive COVID-19 case in Spencer County.
School closure extended again
Gov. Eric Holcomb signs an executive order closing K-12 schools for in-person instruction through the remainder of the school year.
Stay-home order extended
Gov. Eric Holcomb extends the stay-home order to May 1.
Indiana totals about 515,000 jobless claims during a five-week period.
5-stage reopening plan
Gov. Eric J. Holcomb announces the Back On Track Indiana plan — a 5-stage plan — to safely reopen the state’s economy.
An OptumServe Health Services COVID-19 testing site opens at the National Guard Armory in Jasper.
1st death in Dubois County
The Dubois County Health Department announces the first death of a Dubois County resident due to COVID-19.
Farbest announces cases
Farbest Foods confirms more COVID-19 cases at its Huntingburg plant. The company ended up testing all employees at the plant after 42 confirmed cases at the location. Following testing, the company had 101 confirmed cases.
State pauses reopening
Gov. Eric Holcomb pauses the state’s reopening plans because of worries about a possible increase in coronavirus cases across the state.
Schools share plans
Local schools release plans that have students returning to in-person instruction on Aug. 12.
Dubois County considered hot spot
Due to an uptick in COVID-19 cases, Dubois County is No. 1 in the state for the number of cases per capita detected as positive in the past seven days, making the county a hot spot for the virus.
A statewide face mask mandate goes into effect in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Dubois County reaches 895 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and reports 774 recoveries and 17 deaths related to the virus.
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