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Indiana Public Broadcasting’s digital producer Lauren Chapman and workforce reporter Justin Hicks joined Side Effects Public Media’s Brittani Howell to answer some of the questions we’ve received about the novel coronavirus and employment. 

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 30 additional deaths Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 203. The state announced nearly 6,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 30,000 Hoosiers tested.

Indiana lags behind neighboring states in testing for COVID-19 and state officials didn’t offer many clues Wednesday as to why.

The Department of Workforce Development gave updates Wednesday on Facebook Live about how the federal CARES Act has changed unemployment insurance benefits for Hoosiers. More than 7,000 people tuned in online.

U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Brendan Carr say telehealth services can soon be expanded with money from the third phase of federal COVID-19 relief.

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