St. Luke’s Healthcare Foundation, Willis Dady Homeless Services receive grants to help with impact of COVID-19

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation has announced the first two groups that will receive grants under the foundation’s COVID-19 Disaster Response Fund. St. Luke’s Healthcare Foundation and Willis Dady Homeless Services will each receive $2,500. The Community Foundation is a nonprofit that supports other organizations in Linn County by offering grants, support and connecting […]

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‘We have to do better’: Health officials warn Linn County hospitals could become overwhelmed if cases continue to increase rapidly

During a press conference on Thursday afternoon, health experts warned Linn County residents that if cases of COVID-19 continue to increase as rapidly as they have been, hospitals will become overwhelmed in the next two to three weeks. Linn County saw its first confirmed cases of the new coronavirus on Saturday, March 21. In less […]

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UnityPoint Health in Cedar Rapids opens respiratory illness clinic

UnityPoint Health in Cedar Rapids has opened a clinic dedicated to assisting patients with respiratory illness, including COVID-19. Starting Wednesday, UnityPoint Westside Urgent Care, 2375 Edgewood Rd SW, will only see patients with respiratory symptoms, including fever, cough and difficulty breathing. The urgent care clinic in Hiawatha is also closed because staff will be working […]

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