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Monday, March 30, 2020
Park play
Chaley Butler, 9, passes a volleyball to her sister Cherith, 12, while enjoying Wednesday’s sunshine at Hudson Family Park in Portland. The high climbed to near 60 degrees. Indiana’s stay-at-home order allows outdoor exercise as long as social distancing — staying 6 feet away from others — is practiced. Playground equipment should be avoided because of the risk of spreading coronavirus. (The Commercial Review/Ray Cooney)
  • Diffie dies at 61
    Joe Diffie, the country singer who was set to open for Tracy Lawrence at the Jay County Fair in July, died Sunday from COVID-19.
  • Donors needed
    Somebody needs your blood.
  • Excited for opportunity
    Tabby Sprunger will begin her tenure as Jay County Chamber of Commerce’s executive director Monday.
  • Schools shifting to 3-day plan for service
    Rural food delivery split into two days; in-town pick-up is Friday.
  • Companies respond to COVID-19
    CVS Health and Walgreens have announced plans for hiring additional workers and providing bonuses to employees required to work on-site during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Leading charge
    Jay County Health Department is the lead agency in local efforts to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, and the county health officer is the key person in charge.
  • Randolph joins list
    Randolph County added its name to the ever-lengthening list.
  • Convenience change
    Essential business is not business as usual.
    In an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus, many local events have been suspended, postponed or canceled. Some government offices and businesses have closed. Our updated list is here.
  • Rural food delivery rolls out
    Jay Schools dropped off food to more than 600 students Wednesday.
  • State count is up to 645
    The case count continues to rise.
  • Local funeral homes have all had to change they way they do things in the face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the ever-changing restrictions that go along with it.
  • Resources
    The Commercial Review has now run both a story and a column featuring ideas for education and entertainment while we’re stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak. This is our database of ideas that we will keep updated.
  • Jay is part of regional approach
    Hospital working as part of IU Health to prepare for surge.
  • Mercer confirms first case
    A case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Mercer County.

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The Commercial Review, Jay County's Daily Newspaper
P.O. Box 1049 Portland, IN 47371