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On the Beat – Health & Fitness

February 25th, 2021 by

COVID-19-NEGATIVE IU HEALTH PATIENTS NOW ALLOWED TO HAVE ONE VISITOR AT HOSPITALS

Jan. 31, 2021

Christina Avery, Indiana Daily Student 

Indiana University Health will now allow patients who test negative for COVID-19 to be accompanied by one visitor at their hospitals. This new policy says visitors must be over the age of 18, wearing a mask and social distant while in the facilities.



ONE YEAR OF CORONAVIRUS

Jan. 27, 2021

Sam Baker, Axios

It has been over one year since the Coronavirus pandemic has started, with numbers rising across the globe. The United State has had a dramatic increase in cases, having only five cases at this time last year.  Here is how it looks one year later.



THERE’S NO ‘ORGANIZED APPROACH’ TO TRACKING COVID VACCINE

Jan. 27, 2021

Erin Banco, Daily Beast

With vaccines being administered throughout the United States, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anthony Fauci said the United States doesn’t have an “organized approach” to tracking the distribution and use of the vaccines, with millions of doses unaccounted for.



THE C.D.C. SAYS SCHOOLS ARE SAFE 

Jan. 26, 2021

Amelia Nierenberg, The New York Times

After months of virtual schooling, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that schools are safe for return. The CDC’s health and safety protocols could lead to the return to in-person school for many students. 



A TIDAL WAVE OF EVICTIONS

Jan. 25, 2021

Annelise McGough, The 19th

As a result of the pandemic, many are facing evictions even with a federal recovery plan in place. This means that millions of American renters could soon face evictions, with Black women facing evictions at significantly higher rates.



OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN A PANDEMIC

Jan. 21, 2021

Eszi Waters, Limestone Post

Since the pandemic has started, many have struggled with mental health. Monroe County is no different, with local counseling sessions at an all-time high. However, the county does lack sufficient numbers of mental health professionals.



INDIANA SUSPENDS IN-PERSON JURY TRIALS DUE TO COVID CONCERNS

Dec. 29, 2020

WFHB

Due to increasing COVID-19 cases, the state of Indiana has decided to suspend in-person jury trials, placing all upcoming trials on hold. This unprecedented move leaves many who can’t afford bail and are awaiting trial behind bars.



COVID-19 CHANGES SAFETY PROTOCOL IN BLOOMINGTON GYMS AND STUDIOS

Dec. 3, 2020

Caroline Theil, Bloomington Beat

After being shut down due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, many Bloomington gyms are now reopened. Gyms such as Orangetheory have put in place health and safety protocols to help safely return to their fitness-based classes.



CLIMBERS ADJUST TO NEW GYM RULES DURING THE PANDEMIC

Dec. 3, 2020

Carl Cote, Bloomington Beat

After a long shutdown, members of the Hoosier Heights climbing gym are adapting to the gym’s new rules and regulations such as wearing masks while climbing, and using sanitizing chalk while climbing.



MONROE HOSPITAL, BLUELINE MEDIA CREATE DOCUMENTARY ABOUT LOCAL COVID-19 SURVIVOR

Aug. 31, 2020

Bloom Magazine 

Local media group Blueline Media releases a documentary about COVID-survivor Jeri Hall who had less than a 1% chance of survival. The film gives a in-depth look at hospitals dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.