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Indiana Schools Close for Duration of the 2019-2020 Year Amid Coronavirus

The coronavirus is changing everything about how Americans are living their lives. Across the nation, schools have been shut down for some time, and many are closing for the rest of the year. On Thursday, April 3, Indiana schools have announced that they will close for the remainder of the academic year. 

There are now at least 78 dead in the state from the coronavirus and the confirmed cases have now surpassed 3,000 residents. Gov. Eric Holcomb has urged people in Indiana to stay-at-home to both stay safe and keep others safe. According to Dr. Kristina Box, Indiana State Health Commissioner approximately 700 people with the virus or who are suspected to have the virus are being treated in intensive care units throughout the state.

Box is discouraging the public from buying up and wearing surgical masks because healthcare workers who are in direct contact with COVID-19 patients on a daily basis need them more. Making your own masks to wear is perfectly acceptable.

Seniors will get the credits they need for the classes they were enrolled in, while younger school students will have to earn their credits for this semester. Local school districts are expected to have a plan in place to continue instruction for students by mid-April. What is to happen for graduation is unknown at this time, but the schools are working on a creative way to mark this important milestone.

The majority of the reported deaths and the confirmed cases are taking place in Marion County and seven neighboring counties. As much as 45% of the state’s deaths and 62% of the confirmed cases are in this region. Marion County was home to 31% of the deaths that occurred in the state. 

The majority of the public will be either asymptomatic or only exhibit mild to moderate symptoms. These symptoms will clear up in a couple of weeks, and for all the confirmed cases, most recover. Older adults who have pre-existing conditions are the most at-risk for developing severe symptoms and death.

What Happens to Indiana Families Divorcing During the Pandemic?

Things are changing rapidly amid the coronavirus pandemic. If you are looking to work through the divorce process with your former spouse amicably, Christopher L. Arrington, P.C. is an Indiana collaborative divorce attorney who can help. I will work with you and your ex-spouse’s attorney so that when your divorce is complete, you will still have a solid enough relationship to effectively co-parent.

As an Indiana family law attorney, Christopher L. Arrington, P.C. understands the importance of maintaining as much stability as possible for families going through a divorce. Collaborative divorce may not be for everyone, but if it is a route you are interested in exploring, I am trained and experienced in the collaborative divorce process and look forward to assisting you.

Call Christopher L. Arrington P.C.’s Danville family law firm at 317-745-4494 today to discuss your family’s situation. 

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