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The city's much-anticipated Christmas parade, set for this Saturday, has been canceled. 

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The novel coronavirus is having a field day, causing cancellations across the board and robbing some of their livelihoods in the name of keeping others safe.

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The Indiana State Department of Health released its updated color-coded state metrics map that tracks the spread of COVID in communities and now signifies county-by-county restrictions for those in orange and red -- and fewer counties this week scored "red." 

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, all of Howard County’s school corporations have made changes to their calendars, opting to go to eLearning for a period.

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In a press conference last Friday, the Howard County Board of Commissioners issued a new COVID-19 ordinance that puts a restriction on the capacities of businesses and restaurants providing in-person services.

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Since Friday, 238 more Howard County residents have tested positive for COVID-19. There have been no new deaths.

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After 290 new cases of the virus were reported in Howard County yesterday -- the majority of which came from the Howard County jail --  another 126 cases were added today, along with two new deaths. 

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In a press conference today, the Howard County Board of Commissioners issued a COVID-19 ordinance that will go into effect Nov. 23. 

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The Howard County jail is experiencing a large outbreak of COVID-19 with hundreds of inmates testing positive for the virus. 

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Goodfellows and Marine Corps Toys for Tots’ clients should receive their vouchers and shopping instructions by mail.

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Howard County has maintained its "orange" score in the Indiana State Department of Health's weekly county metrics system that aims to track the spread of COVID-19.

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Kokomo School Corporation will be going virtual starting Monday through Dec. 4 as COVID-19 has caused staffing shortages and in the hopes of curbing the spread of the virus following holiday gatherings. 

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The Howard County council at-large positions have been decided, and incumbents and newcomers alike have expressed their hope to address similar issues, but through different means.

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Western School Corporation is moving to virtual learning beginning Wednesday as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise.

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After Taylor Elementary School closed on Tuesday due to COVID-19, schools officials announced this morning that the middle and high schools now also are closing due to the virus. 

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After holding onto its "blue" score in Indiana's weekly COVID-19 metric system aimed at tracking community spread of the virus last week, Howard County moved to "yellow" this week.