DES MOINES — The number of new COVID-19 cases announced Wednesday in Iowa fell slightly from Tuesday’s record, but it remained near triple digits.
After moving to block 3M's exports and lambasting the company on Twitter, President Donald Trump said Monday he has reached a deal with 3M to provide millions of protective masks.
On Monday, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds held firm her position against declaring a statewide mandated shelter-in-place order, though state officials continue to request citizens only venture out of their homes when necessary.
A positive case of COVID-19 has been reported in Marion County, according to a press release from the Marion County Joint Information Center (JIC).
DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 85 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 699 positive cases.
RURAL SEYMOUR — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has announced new restrictions on livestock auctions. The announcement came Thursday after a trotting horse auction in Seymour with hundreds in attendance from multiple states was allowed to take place.
KNOXVILLE — Three Weiler employees are doing their part to assist local healthcare providers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this time of COVID-19, Nearwood Winery & Vineyards is calling on the community to show thanks for the medical teams in our regional hospital and clinics that sacrifice so much for the community.
A federal judge issued a strongly worded rebuke to Iowa state officials Tuesday, saying they were “torturing” the youth housed at the Boys State Training School in Eldora.
As the state of Iowa continues to see a shortage of medical supplies needed to combat COVID-19, local hospitals say they’re prepared for a potential outbreak in Marion County.
On March 27, Knoxville Hospital & Clinics announced patients can now schedule virtual appointments, allowing patients to “see” their primary care providers without leaving their homes.
The Knoxville Community School District on March 26 reached 478 meals served to students during school closures. All people handing out meals are volunteers, and meals are prepared by the district’s food service employees.
DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 38 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 336 positive cases.
IOWA CITY – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement on March 27 after the House passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, which is the third piece of legislation to combat the COVID-19 illness.
WASHINGTON — A $2 trillion bill to aid workers, health care providers and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic is now law after passage in the U.S. House and President Trump’s approval on Friday. Many House members reconvened in Washington to approve the 880-page measure, which stands to be the largest economic aid package in U.S. history. […]
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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Thursday she has extended her emergency COVID-19 response order an additional week, until April 7, and added to the list of businesses that must close. Her new order suspended elective and non-essential dental, orthodontic and medical procedures that can be delayed. That part of the order is effective at 5 […]
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate late Wednesday night approved a $2 trillion spending bill that aims to provide economic relief for workers and businesses and to aid hospitals and states reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic. The chamber voted 96-0 to pass the bill in an unusual display of bipartisanship. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who tested […]
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Iowa reported 21 additional positive cases of COVID-19 Wednesday morning, for a total of 145 positive cases. The Iowa Department of Public Health says that of the 107 cases now being tracked, 71 have never — at least yet — been hospitalized; 23 are currently hospitalized; 12 have been discharged from the hospital and are […]
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Recent closures to stop the spread of COVID-19 throughout the state have left small business owners with uncertainty, fear and unanswered questions. But strong community support has given them hope.
DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds announced on March 23 the launch of a new Iowa Small Business Relief Program that will provide financial assistance to small businesses that have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
DES MOINES - On March 23, Governor Kim Reynolds announced that first quarter unemployment tax payments that are due April 30th will be delayed until the end of the second quarter on July 31, 2020.
Iowa officials said Monday that an analysis of the latest data on the spread of COVID-19 indicates the state is “not quite” at the point where a stay-at-home order is needed. At a press conference Monday, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and public health officials said they’re relying on hospitalization data to indicate if, and when, […]
OTTUMWA — State officials confirmed the first case of the virus that causes COVID-19 in Wapello County as the number of Iowa cases passed 100.
DES MOINES – Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) announced Friday the college-wide cancellation of its spring semester commencement ceremonies due to the impact of COVID-19.
Iowa has 22 new positive tests of residents with COVID-19, for a total of 90 confirmed cases reported to Iowa Department of Public Health, the agency announced Sunday.
The state of Iowa has already been hit with a “staggering” and unprecedented number of unemployment claims as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, even though it isn’t ordering residents to stay home, state officials said Friday. Gov. Kim Reynolds said at a Friday afternoon press conference that while some states, such as Illinois, have […]
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WASHINGTON — Why does it take so long to get COVID-19 test results? How can we take care of elderly parents? Can Congress work around the president, if necessary, to ramp up production of medical equipment? These were some of the questions Iowans asked Rep. Abby Finkenauer, D-1st District, and state public health officials in […]
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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced an additional state public health emergency declaration Friday, relaxing a range of state regulations, including the collection of property taxes. The order also suspends some landlord evictions and allows restaurants to sell alcohol through take-out, delivery and drive-thrus. The declaration aims to ease burdens on Iowans during the COVID-19 crisis […]
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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and State Epidemiologist Dr. Caitlin Pedati defended the state's approach to limiting testing for COVID-19 to the most serious cases. In most instances, the patient just needs to stay home and rest, they said.
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As of Wednesday morning, Marion County Public Health Director Kim Dorn says she is not aware of any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county.
With an increasing concern for the health of guests, volunteers, participants, vendors and the city of Pella, the status of the 2020 Tulip Time Festival is uncertain.
The Iowa Department of Transportation is requiring Iowans to make appointments for driver’s licenses and identification services beginning March 17, as part of an effort to reduce the number of people waiting in service centers.
The threat of COVID-19 couldn’t stop St. Patrick’s Day bar patrons from decking out in shamrocks and green and celebrating the holiday Tuesday morning.
The Iowa Public Information Board has notified local governments that they must continue to follow the open meetings and open records law during the coronavirus outbreak, even if it means holding a properly disclosed electronic meeting.
Iowa lawmakers approved legislation late Monday and early Tuesday to give Gov. Kim Reynolds broad authority to run state government for at least 30 days while the Legislature suspends its session to try to curb the spread of COVID-19.
OTTUMWA — It’s understandable that people are rattled by the rapid developments related to the COVID-19 outbreak and steps being taken to slow the virus’ spread. Scammers are hoping that means you’ll let down your guard.
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- Marion County Sheriff Report
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