COVID-19: CDC has a new definition of ‘close contact,’ Iowa has another new record for hospitalized patients

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised its definition of what constitutes “close contact” with someone who has COVID-19. Previously, the CDC had defined close contact as being within six feet of a person who has tested positive for 15 consecutive minutes. But under the revised definition issued on Wednesday, being within six feet […]

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Reynolds’ use of CARES Act funds to pay for software contract came after the Iowa House rejected her request for the money

Gov. Kim Reynolds’ decision to use $21 million of federal COVID-19 relief funds on a new computer system she awarded a no-bid contract last year came after the Iowa House of Representatives rejected her request to use $21 million in state gambling revenue to pay for the system, Iowa Capital Dispatch reported on Thursday. The […]

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Weekender, Oct. 22: African American Composer Collage, ‘RBG,’ Amy Friedl Stoner and more local events this weekend

The Weekender The editor’s roundup of this weekend’s can’t-miss virtual and safely distanced events is here! Don’t miss the first ever virtual Vino Vérité on Oct. 23, brought to you by Little Village, Bread Garden Market and FilmScene. If you’d like to receive the Weekender in your inbox every Thursday, sign up for our newsletter. […]

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