COVID-19 Coronavirus Update
The public health situation regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is evolving daily.
- 4/1/20: 180 cases of the virus, and 6 deaths, have now been confirmed in Lake County, IN. Visit in.gov/coronavirus for county-by-county reports from the Indiana State Department of Health.
- 3/31/20: Your small business, nonprofit or congregation could be eligible for a significant loan under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The loans can be used for operational costs including payroll expenses, health benefits and insurance premiums, rent payments or mortgage interest, and even interest on debt incurred before the covered period. The application process will open April 3, but you can begin preparing your application now. The Jewish Federations of North America has put together an info page with sample applications and more.
- 3/27/20: President Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill that includes a $1,200 stimulus check for most adults and $500 per child. The vast majority of people do not need to take any action. The IRS will calculate and automatically send the economic impact payment to most eligible recipients over the next 3 weeks.
- 3/25/20: Indiana's primary election, initially scheduled for May 5, has been postponed to June 2. All voters may choose to cast a ballot by mail in this primary. To request an absentee-by-mail ballot, please complete this form (ABS-Mail Primary 2020) and return it to your county election officials. The deadline to return the form is May 21, 2020.
- 3/23/20: Governor Holcomb has issued a Stay-at-Home Order for all individuals currently living in the state of Indiana. This order takes effect Tuesday night, March 24, at 10:59pm (Central time) and extend through at least April 7.
- 3/19/20: Governor Holcomb has ordered all Indiana public and private schools to remain closed through at least April 30.
- 3/16/20: Governor Holcomb has declared that all restaurants and bars in the state of Indiana must close their dine-in offerings as of 2:30pm on March 16, but may continue to provide take-out and delivery services through the end of March.
- 3/16/20: The CDC recommends that for the next 8 weeks (through approx. May 8), organizers throughout the United States should cancel or postpone all in-person gatherings of 50 people or more. Federation events unfortunately impacted by this guideline include AFC's Passover Seder on April 1, our Candidates Forum on April 2, and Israel Solidarity Day on April 26.