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COVID-19: Hospitalizations jumped from 600 to 700 in four days; 1,733 Iowans have died since March

Iowa set a new record for the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients for the eighth day in a row with more than 700 patients hospitalized for the first time. The Iowa Department of Public Health was reporting 718 hospitalizations on Monday morning, an increase from Sunday’s record-setting total of 676 hospitalizations. The state surpassed 700 […]

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962 complaints about Iowa restaurants violating COVID-19 rules have resulted in one written warning

The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) has received 962 complaints about restaurants violating social distancing and other COVID-19 mitigation requirements, Iowa Capital Dispatch reported on Thursday. DIA has issued one warning as a result. An Aug. 14 warning emailed to Jason Jasnos, owner of Classic Deli & Ice Cream Shoppe in Brooklyn, Iowa, […]

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Iowa to strengthen enforcement of social distancing at bars and restaurants, as 582 more Iowans test positive for COVID-19

Social distancing and other mitigation measures at Iowa bars, restaurants and other food establishments will have stronger enforcement from the state starting this week. The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA), along with the Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD), will issue infractions for businesses not complying, according to a news release. Iowa businesses — including […]

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Rep. Cindy Axne calls for shelter-in-place order, as Iowa sees its biggest one-day increase in positive tests for COVID-19

“Today starts of the fourth week since Iowa’s first coronavirus cases were confirmed, and the reality is the end is not yet in sight,” Gov. Kim Reynolds said during her Monday afternoon press conference on the state’s response to COVID-19. Earlier in the day, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported 88 more Iowans had […]

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