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A “strike team” from the state health department has tested 14 inmates at the Madison County Detention Center for the coronavirus, Sheriff Scott Mellinger said Thursday.

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In order to safely screen and treat patients with respiratory-related symptoms during the COVID-19 outbreak, Sullivan County Community Hospital will open a temporary respiratory clinic location at the QuickCare Clinic at the east end of the hospital. Walk-in patients will not be seen at QuickCare until further notice.

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NEW ALBANY — Baptist Health announced temporary measures Thursday in response to COVID-19, which are expected to affect many staff across its eight hospitals, including Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany.

In the heart of downtown Thorntown, Stookey’s Family Dining has been a fixture on Main Street since the family opened the restaurant in 1975. Over the years, a lot of businesses have come and gone, but the hometown gathering spot has remained. Another part of Thorntown that continues is the community spirit of those who live in the small town and come in from the neighboring farms to do business.

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New restrictions on camping and some trail uses were put in effect this week: Campgrounds on all DNR properties are closed through April 20. Bicycling on unpaved trails and all horseback riding has been suspended at all DNR properties. Some high impact/high adventure trails at Indiana State Parks are also now closed for safety purposes. These trail closures include most of the hiking trails at Turkey Run, Shades and Clifty Falls, and about half of the hiking trails at O’Bannon Woods.

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