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Iowa’s prisons will accelerate release of approved inmates to mitigate COVID-19

From school districts to workplaces to restaurants, Iowans across the state are shutting their doors and keeping to themselves to mitigate the spread of...

Iowa lawmakers brace for coronavirus impacts: ‘I hope we are all...

WASHINGTON — Why does it take so long to get COVID-19 test results? How can we take care of elderly parents? Can Congress work...

Reynolds issues order suspending property tax penalties, some evictions

Update:  This story has been updated reflecting a clarification from the governor's office to its characterization of the property tax provision in the emergency...

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...
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