Governor Eric Holcomb says new aid being set aside to help fund Indiana schools

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Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced during a press conference that the state will be providing 61 million dollars in funding for Hoosier schools courtesy of the CARES Act.

The money will go toward providing safe in-person instruction as well as virtual learning.

During the same press conference, Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box also warned Hoosier students to be careful during after school hours.

"The actions that you take outside of school are just as important as those that you take inside the school building,” Dr. Box said. “Please don't put yourself at risk of being isolated or quarantined, follow the guidance that we've been sharing for months."

The state confirmed that there have been multiple COVID-19 outbreaks that involved Indiana grade schools – several of which have been linked to after school gatherings.

The State’s positivity rate for COVID-19 testing currently sits at 7.7% – below 5% is the desired positivity rate.

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