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743 more Iowans test positive for COVID-19

For the second day in a row, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported more than 700 news cases of COVID-19. According to the department, 743 Iowans tested positive for the virus during the 24-hour period ending at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Saturday morning’s total is the third-highest one-day number of new cases Iowa has […]

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Face masks, temp checks and a new way of serving lunch: More details about reopening schools in Iowa City

Interim Iowa City Community School District Superintendent Matt Degner and members of the district’s Return to Learn Plan team offered more details on how schools will reopen in the fall, during the ICCSD Board of Directors’ special meeting this week. The biggest decisions regarding reopening, however, have not yet been made. The district will provide […]

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Linn County Board of Health calls for racism to be addressed as a public health crisis

The Linn County Board of Health is calling for immediate action to address racism as a public health crisis. The board outlined seven actions in a position statement published on Thursday, including establishing an Office of Minority Health at Linn County Public Health; urging businesses to incorporate implicit bias training and offer educational training to […]

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COVID-19: Johnson County reports 17 new cases, new online tool estimates risk of infection at public gatherings

Another 17 Johnson County residents tested positive for COVID-19 between 10 a.m. on Wednesday and 10 a.m. on Thursday, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. Those new cases bring the county’s total number of residents who have tested positive to 1,369 and extend the number of consecutive days it has seen double-digit increases […]

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COVID-19: Johnson County reports 27 new cases, Muscatine mayor receives death threats over face mask mandate

Johnson County saw its 22nd consecutive day of double-digit increases in COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, as the Iowa Department of Public Health reported another 27 county residents tested positive for the virus during the 24-hour period ending at 10 a.m. Since the current surge began on June 17, there have been 676 new cases reported […]

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Cedar Rapids Community School District will host six virtual town halls to discuss anti-racism and equity

The Cedar Rapids Community School District (CRCSD) will hold six virtual townhalls next week to “discuss supportive efforts toward an anti-racist school district.” There are three town halls scheduled for students and three town halls scheduled for the community. Superintendent Noreen Bush will lead the initiative that “creates a space for conversations around equity issues […]

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Linn County Auditor’s Office will mail absentee ballot request forms to every voter for November’s election

The Linn County Auditor’s Office will mail absentee ballot request forms with a postage-paid return envelope to all voters in the county ahead of the November general election. The office is encouraging Linn County residents to vote by mail due to COVID-19, just as they did for the June primary. The Auditor’s Office will mail […]

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