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Important COVID-19 update, resources for those impacted

Important COVID-19 update, resources for those impacted

By State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg)

It was recently announced that a member of our community tested positive for the novel coronavirus. I strongly encourage residents who have been impacted by this virus and the disease it creates, COVID-19, to use the information and resources below.


The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is accepting unemployment insurance benefits electronically at DWD is working with WorkOne sites across our district to ensure that residents who need access to a computer have that access. Below are locations for each county in Senate District 42. As new developments become available, I encourage you to call ahead to confirm hours of operation.

WorkOne Decatur County
422 East Central Ave.
Greensburg, IN 47240

WorkOne Fayette County
715 West 21st St.
Connersville, IN 47331

WorkOne Franklin County
*** Franklin County residents may seek services from any WorkOne location in Indiana.

WorkOne Henry County
376 S. 15th St.
New Castle, IN 47362

WorkOne Shelby County
2177 Intelliplex Dr., Rm 112
Shelbyville, IN 46176

WorkOne Ripley County
920 County Line Rd.
Batesville, IN 47006

WorkOne Rush County
306 Main St.
Rushville, IN 46173

Relief for small businesses

Gov. Eric Holcomb recently announced small business across the state are eligible for financial assistance. To apply for loans or to receive more information about the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, visit or call 800-659-2955.


Gov. Eric Holcomb and Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jennifer McCormick recently announced that all K-12 schools, public and private, will be closed until May 1. In addition, the IREAD and ILEARN assessments have been canceled.

The Indiana Department of Education (DOE) is providing teachers and students a variety of free educational resources for eLearning, including information about free or low-cost WiFi connectivity and subject area and grade-level specific digital learning sites. Visit to access these resources.

In addition, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education is compiling information for Indiana's public and private postsecondary institutions – closures, revised academic calendars etc.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding this or other topics, contact me by email at or by phone at 800-382-9467.