Most teachers and students won’t have to quarantine anymore after a positive COVID-19 case in the classroom. That’s according to new guidance from the Indiana Department of Health.

Sen. Becker Exposed to COVID

Jan 13, 2021

A state senator from Evansville is quarantining at home. 

Indiana House Speaker Todd Huston (R-Fishers) has COVID-19.

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 526 additional confirmed deaths over the last week – the most reported in a single week during the pandemic, by nearly 150 Hoosiers. That brings the state’s total to 5,944 confirmed deaths. ISDH also reported more than 48,000 new cases in the last week.

Indiana health officials say new COVID-19 quarantine guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should help health care workers, teachers and students get back to work and school quicker.