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Mercy Cedar Rapids opens second respiratory clinic

Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids has opened a second clinic dedicated to caring for patients experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness, including COVID-19, the hospital announced on Monday. Mercy opened its first clinic in late March. Shortly after it was opened, the clinic moved in order to increase its patient capacity. It is currently located […]

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Iowa City Farmers Market opening will be delayed

The opening day of the Iowa City Farmers Market is being pushed back due to the COVID-19 emergency. Instead of opening in the first week of May, as it traditionally does, the market is now scheduled to open on Saturday, June 6, the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department announced on Wednesday. “The decision is […]

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After the state’s biggest one-day increase in cases, Iowa’s COVID-19 team was questioned about race, their definition of ‘outbreak’

Iowa saw its biggest one-day increase in the number of reported new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, as the Iowa Department of Public Health reported 102 more people tested positive for the virus and the state’s total number of confirmed cases reached 1,048. The newly reported cases include 16 residents of Johnson County and 11 […]

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, Trump address Iowa’s lack of shelter-in-place

Speaking at President Trump’s press conference late Monday afternoon, Dr. Anthony Fauci mentioned Iowa, and a clip of his comments was quickly posted on Gov. Reynolds’ official Twitter account. Appreciate @POTUS for being a partner in our efforts to fight #COVID19. Very good conversation with Dr. Fauci today! @WhiteHouse pic.twitter.com/ibRIZccm6n — Gov. Kim Reynolds (@IAGovernor) […]

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Face-shield makers across the state are utilizing 3D printers, old classroom supplies

Don’t call it a comeback: The overhead projector — a post-chalkboard and pre-SMART Board classroom technology, and staple of “you know you’re old when …” articles — is relevant once again as Iowans craft creative solutions to hospitals’ supply needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. N95 masks, the most effective personal protective equipment (PPE) against the […]

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Gov. Reynolds says 10 percent of Iowa’s COVID-19 cases are related to nursing homes (Updated)

Update: Late Monday afternoon, the Press-Citizen reported that a resident of the Bickford Senior Living Center in Iowa City has tested positive for COVID-19. It’s the first publicly reported case of the virus in a Johnson County long-term-care facility.   Gov. Kim Reynolds began her Monday press conference on the state’s response to COVID-19 by […]

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Cedar Rapids schools will provide voluntary learning opportunities for students during extended school closure

Cedar Rapids Community School District (CRCSD) will be offering voluntary continuous learning for its students during the extended school closure, Superintendent Noreen Bush announced on Monday. On April 2, Gov. Kim Reynolds extended school closures through April 30. Reynolds has not ordered schools to close for the remainder of the school year. School districts have […]

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Linn County officials, preparing for a ‘patient surge,’ urge residents to stay home, wear a cloth mask if out

At the start of Linn County Public Health’s Monday press conference, Supervisor Stacey Walker shared how the county’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 have changed in only a week’s time. “When I last spoke to you, just under a week ago, there were 71 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Linn County,” Walker said. “Now, we have […]

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Gov. Reynolds orders more business closures, says police departments will start to enforce her public health orders

On Monday, Gov. Reynolds signed a new public health emergency proclamation, which closes more retail businesses and public spaces where people gather, including malls and vape shops, as well as all door-to-door sales. Recreational sites like bowling alleys, bingo halls, playgrounds and camping sites will also be closed, but golf courses will remain open. According […]

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