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Reynolds: Widespread coronavirus testing isn’t needed

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and State Epidemiologist Dr. Caitlin Pedati defended the state's approach to limiting testing for COVID-19 to the most serious cases. In most instances, the patient just needs to stay home and rest, they said.

Board asks utilities to suspend shutoffs during COVID-19 emergency

The Iowa Utilities Board is asking all electrical, natural gas, water and telecommunications utilities in the state to temporarily suspend shutoffs for nonpayment during...

State might soon share info on how COVID-19 patients are faring

The state of Iowa has yet to tell the public whether, or how well, individual COVID-19 patients are recovering — but that could soon...

Des Moines Water Works plant operators to be sequestered in campers

Des Moines Water Works plant operators are moving into about a dozen rented campers spread among three treatment plants, where they will be sequestered...

There’s still time to rescue Iowa’s small businesses, experts say

No amount of disinfectant spray or disposable towels can wipe away the fears Heather Ann Roe feels for the future of her small business. On...

Rural hospital expansions may be small, despite federal action

Despite federal action allowing Iowa’s rural hospitals to expand their patient capacity due to the coronavirus, hospital officials say they’re not likely to grow...

Nursing home inspectors focus on infections as Trump rolls back regulations

With the coronavirus outbreak growing, Iowa's nursing home inspectors are focusing on infections that threaten the 55,000 elderly and disabled Iowans now living in...

Grassley: Iowans should embrace ‘pioneer spirit’ during COVID-19 crisis

This week, I scheduled a dozen county meetings in keeping with my annual tour across the state to keep in touch with Iowans. Like...

Marcus Branstad self-isolating family after day care closes as a precaution

Iowa state natural resources commissioner Marcus Branstad is staying home with his family after his child's day care closed to help guard against the...

St. Patrick’s Day parties interrupted by order closing bars; restaurant owners...

The threat of COVID-19 couldn’t stop St. Patrick’s Day bar patrons from decking out in shamrocks and green and celebrating the holiday Tuesday morning. But...
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