Six more Iowans died of COVID-19, the state said Friday, with total number of deaths at 912 people as of 10 a.m.
The rolling 14-day average of positive COVID-19 cases in Jackson County was 9% on Friday.
Gov. Kim Reynolds on Thursday further narrowed the possibility that school districts might be allowed to hold 100% of classes online despite a high rate of COVID-19 infection in their county.
Beginning today, the state is releasing the rolling 14-day percentage of individuals positive for coronavirus in Iowa counties. School districts may request to go to 100% online learning for two weeks if their counties have a 15% positive COVID-19 rate in a two-week period and 10% of student…
Eight more Iowans died of COVID-19, the state said Wednesday, with total number of deaths at 893 people as of 10 a.m.
Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Tuesday that school districts that defy her order requiring 50% in-person instruction could be required to make up those days at the end of the year and administrators may also face disciplinary action.
The Iowa Department of Education declined the Urbandale school district’s request to extend 100% online learning for its year-round school, just a day before the formal application for online exemptions launches for all school districts.
Gov. Kim Reynolds is facing additional pressure to issue an order that would require Iowans to wear face masks in public when they’re not social distancing.
A program from Iowa Finance Authority that’s meant to help Iowans from being evicted from their homes is rejecting nearly half of the people who apply for financial aid.
Seven more Iowans died of COVID-19, the state said Tuesday, with total number of deaths at 885 people as of 10 a.m.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases increased over the weekend by 1,327 to 45,801, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported.
Gov. Kim Reynolds continued to decline to require a mask mandate in the state and in Iowa schools and said she believes Iowans are practicing “personal responsibility.”
Eleven more Iowans died of COVID-19, the state said Friday, with total number of deaths at 865 people as of 10 a.m.
Gov. Kim Reynolds detailed plans Thursday for what school districts should do if a student tests positive for COVID-19 or the community spread of the virus is high.
As Congress debates more aid, farmers have only applied for 40% of the initial $16 billion in stimulus money the federal government offered in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Successful Farming reported.
The Iowa Board of Regents on Wednesday unanimously approved a $65.4 million budget cut for the state universities for next year, citing revenue reductions due to coronavirus and declining state financial support.
Iowa workers filed 7,441 initial unemployment cases in the week ending July 25, down 15.5% from the adjusted total of 8,811 for the previous week, Iowa Workforce Development reported.
Iowa restaurants and bars will face $1,000 fines and possible license suspensions for violating the state’s social-distancing and cleaning requirements, state officials announced Thursday.
The Jackson County Department of Public Health Thursday announced the first death associated with COVID-19 in the county. The individual was above the age of 80.
More than twice as many Iowans say they trust their local governments’ COVID-19 safety information than trust the federal government’s information, a poll by SPPG + Essman Research found.
Iowa State Auditor Rob Sand has joined officials in 14 other states in a bipartisan audit of the states’ monitoring and reporting of COVID-19 cases.
Three more Iowans died of COVID-19, the state said Wednesday, with total number of deaths at 839 people as of 10 a.m.
The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids will begin Tuesday to require passengers to wear face coverings in public areas of the airport terminal due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Seven more Iowans died of COVID-19, the state said Tuesday, with total number of deaths at 836 people as of 10 a.m.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases increased over the weekend by 1,385 to 42,485, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported.
Five more Iowans died of COVID-19, the state said Friday, with total number of deaths at 820 people as of 10 a.m.
Seven more Iowans died of COVID-19, the state said Thursday, with total number of deaths at 815 people as of 10 a.m.
Iowa health experts and civil liberties advocates are questioning the effectiveness of temperature checks to detect COVID-19 at businesses and government offices.
A panel of state lawmakers last week unanimously approved allowing the Iowa secretary of state to mail absentee ballot request forms to all active registered voters in Iowa before the Nov. 3 election.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ decision to scale back coronavirus testing in northeast Iowa, where infections have been on the rise, is raising questions.
Nine more Iowans died of COVID-19, the state said Wednesday, with total number of deaths at 808 people as of 10 a.m.
Six more Iowans died of COVID-19, the state said Tuesday, with total number of deaths at 799 people as of 10 a.m.
Fewer Iowa high school seniors are applying for federal financial aid for the upcoming school year, indicating a potential drop in new enrollment at Iowa’s public universities, according to a new report from Iowa College Aid.
State Medical Director Caitlin Pedati said Friday she never accepted an offer of federal assistance to deal with COVID-19 outbreaks in meatpacking plants because Iowa didn’t need the help.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases increased over the weekend by 1,301 to 38,917, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported.
The Ohnward Fine Arts Center in Maquoketa canceled the Mollie B and Squeezebox show scheduled for Aug. 22 due to health and safety concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic.
U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer on Thursday introduced legislation to allow farmers to use money from a key pandemic-related federal aid package to pay for rentals of equipment, land and buildings.
Gov. Kim Reynolds is ordering all Iowa schools to begin the process of “preparing to safely welcome back students and teachers” to the classroom next month.
The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) has launched the new Small Business Utility Disruption Prevention Program. The program will provide short-term relief to eligible small businesses and nonprofits that faced significant hardship in the payment of utility bills for service provide…
A panel of state lawmakers will again consider a proposal to allow the Iowa secretary of state to send out absentee ballot request forms to all active registered voters before the Nov. 3 general election.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state increased by a record number Friday, up 879 from Thursday, to 37,616, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported.
The Iowa Department of Public Health is asking for at least $8,000 to publicly disclose two months’ worth of emails between the state medical director and a select group of other state officials.
The coronavirus pandemic is expected to cause a $100 million dip in road use taxes used for local governments from June to October this year, the Iowa Department of Transportation reported.
Eighteen more Iowans died of COVID-19, the state said, with total number of deaths at 777 people as of 10 a.m.
As COVID-19 rates continue to increase across Iowa, Gov. Kim Reynolds said she is still considering targeted mitigation efforts, but she does not plan to “shut down the entire state.”