Gov. Holcomb extends health care licensing

INDIANA (WFIE) – Gov. Eric Holcomb and other state leaders gave a coronavirus update Wednesday….

Gov. Holcomb extends health care licensing

INDIANA (WFIE) – Gov. Eric Holcomb and other state leaders gave a coronavirus update Wednesday.

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Dr. Box said the state website will be updated with a school dashboard later Wednesday.

She also discussed some recommendations for Halloween.

You can watch the full update here.

Gov. Holcomb also signed an Executive Order to extend the temporary licensing of health care workers who do not currently hold an active license.

The following workers will be permitted to practice for an additional 90 days:

  • medical professionals who retired or became inactive in the last five years
  • medical professionals who hold licenses in other states
  • certain medical students and graduates

These professionals must register with the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency via their website at

In an effort to recruit poll workers for Indiana’s upcoming general election, the executive order also ensures election workers are able to collect their stipend without reducing their unemployment benefits.

Click here to see the executive order:

The Indiana State Department of Health reported Tuesday 120,019 total positive COVID-19 cases and 3,405 total deaths.

That’s up from Tuesday’s 119,066 total positive COVID-19 cases and 3,385 total deaths.

The state map shows one new death in Gibson County, one new death in Vanderburgh County, one new death in Posey County, and four new deaths in Warrick County.

Tuesday, the Warrick County Coroner told us there were three new deaths. That likely means there is one new death in Warrick County, but the three we reported Tuesday are just now being reflected.

Two of those deaths were at Woodmont Health in Boonville, making a total of ten at the facility.

According to the state map, there are 64 new cases in Vanderburgh County, 21 new cases in Warrick County, 12 new cases in Dubois County, four new cases in Perry County, 17 new cases in Posey County, 15 new cases in Gibson County, one new case in Spencer County, and eight new cases in Pike County.

[Drive thru flu shot clinic to be held Saturday in Evansville]

There is a new testing site in Jasper. It’s at the former Ruxer’s golf course building on S. Clay Street.

Register for an appointment here.

[You can see more statistics and testing site locations on the Indiana coronavirus website]

Here are the coronavirus totals in our part of Indiana.

  • Vanderburgh Co. – 3,906 cases, 32 deaths
  • Dubois Co. – 1,021 cases, 19 deaths
  • Warrick Co. – 1,428 cases, 47 deaths
  • Perry Co. – 226 cases, 14 deaths
  • Posey Co. – 371 cases, 2 death
  • Gibson Co. – 560 cases, 6 deaths
  • Spencer Co. – 269 cases, 4 death
  • Pike Co. – 177 cases, 1 death

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