By The Numbers, a look at what’s in the news . . . by the numbers. These are just numbers, not suggestions that they mean more or less than what they are. We do not suggest that one number is connected to another. These are simply facts with no extraneous details, bias or slanted reporting. To borrow (and perhaps mangle a bit) a quote from legendary fictional detective Joe Friday, it’s just the numbers, ma’am!

A Carmel High School sophomore has partnered with the Hamilton County Health Department to help educate elementary students about the importance of fighting COVID-19.
Ainsley Strothkamp created the attached poster, which shows high school mascots masked up, as a reward for elementary students who pledge to live by the health department’s “Show Some C.L.A.S.S.” campaign for 30 days.

Governor Eric J. Holcomb today signed Executive Order 20-48 to implement pandemic requirements for all Hoosiers and targeted restrictions for counties that have high levels of COVID-19.
Local governments may impose more restrictive guidelines.

In response to Governor Holcomb’s latest action on COVID-related closures statewide and for counties on the state’s targeted engagement list, the City of Noblesville will pivot to a hybrid of combined virtual and in person meetings. These changes will begin with the Noblesville Plan Commission meeting on November 16th.

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, many families are already thinking about Christmas. For those who are including Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts as part of their holiday, more than 4,000 drop-off sites are now open. Multiple locations serving Noblesville are opening to collect shoebox gifts filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items.

The City of Fishers will kick off its citywide Shop Fishers celebration on Saturday, November 28. This year, Fishers’ annual Small Business Saturday celebration will be extended through December 31, encouraging the community to support local businesses all season long. This year’s celebration features record-high business participation with over 60 local businesses offering special deals and promotions for customers.

Indiana Members Credit Union (IMCU) recently presented a check for $2,216 to Noblesville High School as part of an ongoing school spirit debit card program. The partnership allows Noblesville fans the opportunity to show their school spirit and support the athletic program by signing up for a Noblesville Millers themed debit card.

Number of COVID-19 cases found so far in Hamilton County, according to the State Health Department.

How many people in Hamilton County who have lost their lives to the pandemic.

According to the Indiana State Department of Health, that’s how many Hoosiers have been diagnosed with the virus.

How many Hoosiers have died because of this pandemic.

According to the CDC, that’s how many Americans have been diagnosed with the virus.

How many Americans have lost their lives to the pandemic.