The Journal Gazette
Friday, November 20, 2020 1:00 am

Coronavirus Roundup

Compiled by The Journal Gazette

WorkOne centers go appointment-only

All 11 WorkOne Northeast career centers will transition indefinitely to appointment-only services, effective Monday.

The precautionary pandemic-related move is being made to enhance the safety of staff and customers.

As part of the heightened safety measures, in-person group workshops will also be canceled. Virtual workshops will continue to be scheduled in partnership with the Allen County Public Library.

To make a WorkOne Northeast appointment, call the center closest to you. Those numbers can be found at

Kops 4 Kids shopping event canceled

The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 14, has canceled this year's Kops 4 Kids shopping event, according to the Fort Wayne Police Department Facebook page.

The cancellation is the result of coronavirus restrictions. 

Ballet makes 'Nutcracker' virtual only

Fort Wayne Ballet has canceled its in-person offerings of “The Nutcracker,” originally slated to run Dec. 4 to 13.

A virtual video of the full version of show, which was recently taped, will be available for ticket holders and for purchase. The full-length Nutcracker film will be available to watch online at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 through Dec. 6 and 6 p.m. Dec. 11 through Dec. 13.

There are two options for ticket holders of the in-person production of The Nutcracker:

• Donate the cost of the ticket and receive access to the virtual production while supporting Fort Wayne Ballet.

• Request a refund.

Each ticket holder must contact the ArtsTix Community Box Office at 260-422-4226 by Dec. 3 with their decision. All tickets remaining after that date will be considered donations to the Ballet.

Access to the full-length version of The Nutcracker will be granted to anyone who donates $50 or more at with viewing open from Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. through Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. and Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. through Dec. 13 at 6 p.m.

Walk to Bethlehem called off

The annual Walk to Bethlehem presented by the friends of First Christian Church has been canceled because of the pandemic restrictions, a coordinator for the event said Thursday.

The organization hopes the event will resume in 2021.

Human Relations Commission shuts

The Fort Wayne Metropolitan Human Relations Commission is closing its offices to the public from Monday until Jan. 19 because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Anyone needing to begin the process of filing a charge of discrimination may call the office at 260-427-1146 or go to the commission's website at

Concordia High School goes remote

Concordia Lutheran High School is shifting today to remote learning with plans to return to classrooms Dec. 7.

“This measure is specifically designed to reduce our students' risk of exposure to COVID-19 after Thanksgiving gatherings,” school leaders announced in a statement Thursday. “It also significantly increases the likelihood of continuity of in-person school to close the first semester.”

Visit for further details about the decision.

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