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In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people on Thursday, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and inside in most situations.

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With U.S. health advisers endorsing on Wednesday the use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in kids as young as 12, parents and guardians can on Thursday begin signing up their children through the state's website -- ourshot.in.gov. Union Health's new COVID-19 Clinic on the first floor of the Professional Office Building is administering the Pfizer vaccine, which is the only vaccine authorized for children as young as age 12.

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U.S. health advisers endorsed use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in kids as young as 12 on Wednesday, just as expected new guidelines say it's OK for people of any age to get the shot at the same time as other needed vaccinations.

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COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have tumbled to an average of around 600 per day — the lowest level in 10 months — with the number of lives lost dropping to single digits in well over half the states and hitting zero on some days.

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Nearly 40% of Indiana residents ages 16 and older have now been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, state health officials said Monday, even as the state's rate of vaccination shots remains sluggish.

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Increasingly, both nationwide and in Vigo County, COVID cases are affecting younger people.The Vigo County Health Department released the following information for the week of April 28 to May 5.The department had 82 new cases, with the average age be

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for young adults age 12 and older by next week, according to a federal official and a person familiar with the process.

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Proms have returned for Vigo County School Corp. high school students this year. Terre Haute South had its prom Saturday, West Vigo's is May 8 and Terre Haute North's is May 21.

Rose-Hulman won the men's and women's team titles in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference outdoor track and field championships that concluded Saturday afternoon at Rose's William Welch Complex.

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Restaurants and bars were among the hardest hit — and continue to be affected — by the COVID-19 pandemic. From being forced to close to reopening with strict restrictions in place, not only did these businesses lose customers, they also lost servers and bartenders. 

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Just weeks after state health officials opened up COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all Hoosiers ages 16 and older, regulators have seen a decline in demand even as case numbers increase.

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