WARSAW — The following announcements have been issued in light of coronavirus concerns:
- The Bowling Alley in Warsaw announced it has canceled its City North League events for Monday, March 16.
- Goshen College announced it is canceling all classes for the rest of the week. Classes will shift to online-only starting next Monday, March 23. The college said they will be notifying students to transition home or to off-campus housing. Goshen College is also canceling all large gatherings including commencement in April and will consider alternative plans at a later time.
- Bell Memorial Public Library in Mentone announced it has canceled all events until further notice. The library will still be open during regular hours for the time being.
- Anyone headed to a Veterans Administration clinic for care is being asked to call ahead — if you can be diagnosed via telehealth, you might be able to avoid a trip. For those who do have to go to a VA medical facility, arrive early to leave time for COVID-19 screening.
The North Webster Town Council’s meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, has been canceled for a lack of agenda items and a desire to be pro-active about the virus.
The Baker Youth Club postponed its annual fundraiser until Friday, May 29.
- The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, in partnership with the American Red Cross Indiana, announced today a series of training in Psychological First Aid for Hoosier health care and social services professionals. Psychological First Aid is an approach to helping people who have been exposed to a disaster or traumatic event, in this case, the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning next week, the Red Cross will offer two virtual, instructor-led for health care professionals, social services professionals and the like who may be able to help administer Psychological First Aid should they encounter Hoosiers experiencing distress or needing help coping. The Red Cross and FSSA are making two opportunities available for professionals to participate in this virtual training. To register for one of the training, click the link on the preferred date below to register. Only the first 30 registrants will be accepted for each training session. Tuesday, March 24, 1 – 4 p.m.; Tuesday, April 7, 1 – 4 p.m. DMHA also recommends that Hoosiers feeling distressed or anxiety due to the pandemic call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990. This hotline provides live crisis counseling and is toll-free, multi-lingual and confidential. A text option is also available: Text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
Fort Wayne Philharmonic has altered plans for the following concerts: Carmina Burana is canceled; A Midsummer Night’s Dream is canceled; the Cole Porter Celebration is canceled; Mozart and Two Pianos is canceled; Pirates of the Sea is postponed.