CORONAVIRUS: 5 things Clark, Champaign residents need to know today

Here are five things Clark and Champaign residents need to know about COVID-19, or the coronavirus today.

1. Clark and Champaign Counties' fairs are set for late summer despite uncertainty created by the coronavirus. The Clark County Fair is scheduled for July 24-31 with the Champaign County Fair set to begin a week later.

READ MORE: Clark, Champaign fairs set for late summer

2. A Springfield-Clark CTC student is making his senior year memorable during the pandemic. Kolton Rice helped the Springfield Arts Council host a virtual concert.

READ MORE: Springfield-Clark CTC student turns interests into his own business

3. North Spring Dental is posting a list of 45+ addresses today for families to do a drive-by egg hunt. Neighborhoods participating include Glenco Estates and Northridge.

READ MORE: Springfield neighborhoods participating in ‘social distancing egg hunt’

4. WPAFB is requiring commissary, exchange patrons to wear face masks. Customers will need to wear the masks beginning Saturday.

READ MORE: WPAFB instructing customers of its on-base commissary and exchange to wear masks

5. Clark and Champaign residents can still apply for jobless benefits.  People who have lost work because of the COVID-19 emergency can go online at or by phone at 1-877-644-6562 (TTY available at 1-614-387-8408). Use the mass layoff number 2000180.

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