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During Indiana's weekly COVID-19 update, State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box gave guidelines about how communities should handle Halloween and trick-or-treating. 

She passed along guidance handed down by the CDC. 

Box also broke down the risk of Halloween activities into low, moderate and high categories. 

The screenshots (below) provide more details. 

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Members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force are briefing a Senate panel on the federal response to the pandemic. Witnesses include Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health and CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield. This is expected to start at 10am. 

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The CDC issued new guidelines Sunday night regarding the recommended size of gatherings. The guidance comes as the agency works to try and limit the spread of the coronavirus.

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The Indiana State Department of Health announced Thursday it has initiated its Pandemic Preparedness and Response Plan in reaction to the global coronavirus outbreak.

Indiana State Health Commissioner Kris Box says steps outlined for the flu pandemic are being repurposed for the COVID-19, coronavirus. 

“Indiana has been actively working to prepare for the eventuality that COVID-19 gains a stronger foothold in the United States,” Box says.

Indiana Experiencing Widespread Flu Activity

Dec 9, 2019
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The beginning of flu season is hitting Indiana especially hard this year.

Indiana has been upgraded to “Widespread” flu activity which is the highest level possible. That’s according to the latest CDC Influenza Surveillance Report.

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The state will receive $21 million over the next three years to prevent drug overdose deaths.

The money from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be used to improve data collection, increase prescription drug monitoring and provide harm reduction training. 

READ MORE: Report: Indiana Losing Out On Federal Opioid Funding

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The opioid crisis has spurred some health providers to crack down on prescribing opioids. After a recent review, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has clarified guidelines that address this.

Chemical Probes Could Point To New Antibiotics

Mar 5, 2019

New research out of Indiana University is helping scientists understand how bacteria fights back against antibiotics.