The United States now has 113,000 confirmed COVID cases, the most of any country in the world. So much for President Donald Trump’s claims weeks ago that “we have it totally under control” and “it will all work out well.”
The number of Iowans who have tested positive for COVID-19 increased by 64 since Friday, for a total of 298 positive cases, Iowa Department of Public Health reported Saturday.
As part of our UpBeat articles for people enjoy while they are homebound, Alberta Ervin, pastor at the First United Methodist Church in Maquoketa, shares some thoughts on why laughter is the bestmedicine. Enjoy!
The Iowa National Guard on Thursday deployed another 40 soldiers to help distribute medical supplies to health workers responding to the COVID-19 outbreak.
As part of our UpBeat series of stories for people enjoy while they are homebound, here’s Part IV of a piece by local writer Dale Kilburg, a retired postal carrier who continues to work the "family farm.” He has a passion for reading and enjoys writing about the past, so it is no surprise th…
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds grew emotional at a press conference Friday as she discussed the impact business closings are having on the state due to the growing COVID-19 pandemic.
The House on Friday passed a $2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill. President Trump is expected to sign it quickly, according to news sources. The legislation was passed unanimously by the Senate on Wednesday and provides relief for workers and businesses that have been devastated b…
Two more Iowans have died of COVID-19 and the number of confirmed cases in Iowa rose by 56 since Thursday, for a total of 235 positive cases, Iowa Department of Public Health reported Friday.
A case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Clinton County. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), one individual in the age range from 41-60 is self-isolating at home.Clinton County Emergency Management Coordinator Chance Kness said the hometown of the si…
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.
The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals has indefinitely suspended all routine inspections at the state’s food-processing plants.
A record 41,890 Iowans applied for unemployment last week, showing just how disruptive the COVID-19 pandemic has been to Iowa’s economy and workforce.
As part of our UpBeat series of stories for people enjoy while they are homebound, here’s Part III of a piece by local writer Dale Kilburg, a retired postal carrier who continues to work the "family farm.” He has a passion for reading and enjoys writing about the past, so it is no surprise t…
As of noon Thursday, March 26, 179 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Iowa, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). That is up from 145 reported cases Wednesday.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is working to be as flexible as possible to get food out to the people who need it during the COVID-19 National Emergency. On Wednesday, March 18, President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes b…
DES MOINES - The number of initial claims filed between Sunday, March 15, and Saturday, March 21, (the first time period that reflects the increased number of claims filed related to COVID-19, including the broader group of individuals eligible for claims due to the virus) was 40,952. The nu…
A day after Iowa logged its first COVID-19 death, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds made it clear the state has a significant shortage of medical equipment.
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.
With the sudden worldwide pandemic of the Covid-19 virus alarming the entire nation and hitting the local economy hard, we are reminded of how history repeats itself, and can easily give examples by diving deep into the Bellevue Herald-Leader archives from over 100 years ago.
Information can change at any time. The City of Bellevue recommends that you continue to follow information and guidelines set by IDPH
As an update to the continued steps the Jackson County Economic Alliance is taking to meet the COVID-19 community mitigation recommendations from the Governor and CDC, we will be closing our office to all in person meetings and predominately working from home offices.
U.S. senators were debating legislation after reaching a bipartisan deal on a $2 trillion spending package early Wednesday, but a timeline for enactment remained uncertain.
As part of our UpBeat series of stories for people enjoy while they are homebound, here's a piece by local writer Dale Kilburg, a retired postal carrier who continues to work the "family farm.” He has a passion for reading and enjoys writing about the past, so it is no surprise that he has a…
As part of our UpBeat series of stories for people enjoy while they are homebound, here’s Part II of a piece by local writer Dale Kilburg, a retired postal carrier who continues to work the "family farm.” He has a passion for reading and enjoys writing about the past, so it is no surprise th…
As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, 145 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Iowa, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH).
As of Wednesday (3/11/2020), regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions, we are not allowing any visitors into the facility until further notice. We are following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC 24/7: Saving Lives, Protecting People Guidelines) Precautions. Activi…
As of 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 124 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Iowa, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH).
As of 11:30 p.m. Monday, March 23, 105 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Iowa, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH).
Visit iowaagriculture.gov/covid-19 to get the most recent information on resources and guidelines from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS). The site has information on many topics, including pesticide applicator certification renewals, livestock auction markets, a…
The number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19, the infectious illness caused by a new coronavirus, jumped by 23 cases, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported Saturday. The individuals who tested positive reside in a dozen counties around the state.
The U.S. Small Business Administration has issued a disaster declaration for Iowa that will allow small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to qualify for low-interest support loans, Gov. Kim Reynolds’ office announced Saturday.
Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie urged residents Saturday to voluntarily stay home during the COVID-19 outbreak.
From school districts to workplaces to restaurants, Iowans across the state are shutting their doors and keeping to themselves to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. But for inmates in Iowa’s jail and prisons, social distancing is not an option.
Effective immediately Jackson County Regional Health Center will begin screening all patients upon arrival to the hospital.
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.
As the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis grows, a number of Iowa counties have now be designated as Economic Injury Disaster Areas. Jackson County is one of those so designated. This makes certain assistance programs available to our businesses.
Des Moines – The Iowa Insurance Division is reminding Iowans that staff and volunteers with the Iowa Insurance Division, the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) and Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) are available to assist Iowans. Public access to the Iowa Insurance Division offic…
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced an additional state public health emergency declaration Friday, relaxing a range of state regulations, including penalties and interest for the late payment of property taxes.
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?
Iowans will have extra time to file their state income tax returns, the Iowa Department of Revenue announced Thursday.
The state of Iowa has yet to tell the public whether, or how well, individual COVID-19 patients are recovering — but that could soon change.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and her state epidemiologist on Thursday said a public furor over the number of COVID-19 tests performed in the state, and around the country, is misplaced.
The Iowa Utilities Board is asking all electrical, natural gas, water and telecommunications utilities in the state to temporarily suspend shutoffs for nonpayment during the COVID-19 emergency.
Maquoketa Walmart will begin closing at 8:30 a.m. today (Thursday, March 19). The store opens at 7 a.m. daily.