COVID-19: Surge continues in Johnson County, state changes how it counts ‘recovered’ cases, Reynolds sees positive signs

Johnson County’s unprecedented streak of daily double-digit increases in new cases of COVID-19 has now lasted two weeks. At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, the Iowa Department of Public Health was reporting a total of 1,134 confirmed cases of the virus in Johnson County, an increase of 38 since the same time on Monday. During the […]

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Iowa City Farmers Market will remain drive-through only for 2020 as COVID-19 cases sharply increase in Johnson County

The Iowa City Farmers Market will not add in-person shopping on July 4, as the city had previously planned, the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department announced on Wednesday. “The difficult decision to cancel the in-person market was made due to recent increases in confirmed coronavirus cases in Johnson County,” the department said in a […]

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Johnson County government buildings will start to reopen on June 8, but officials decide against mandatory temperature checks

Johnson County government buildings will begin to reopen to the general public on June 8. The buildings were closed to public starting on March 18, as part of the county’s effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. During the first phase of reopening, appointments will be necessary to conduct any business. “People accessing County buildings […]

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