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D.M. council member supports fines for maskless residents

Des Moines City Councilman Josh Mandelbaum on Monday proposed the capital city start fining people $15 for not wearing face masks in public places...

State: We haven’t been collecting ‘important’ data on COVID-19 deaths

The Iowa Department of Public Health says its automated system of tracking infectious diseases has not been adequately collecting data on health care workers...

Iowa’s COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to break records as facilities reach capacity

The number of Iowans hospitalized due to COVID-19 complications continues to skyrocket as hospital staff at major facilities say their workers and their capacity...

Nearly 5,000 Iowans test positive for COVID-19 as hospitalizations nearly double

Nearly 5,000 Iowans tested positive for COVID-19 in the past day and hospitalizations nearly doubled, the New York Times reported Friday morning.  The state, which...

‘We are hanging by a thread,’ superintendent says as Iowa’s COVID-19...

In Cedar Rapids, preschool students are donning face masks every day and rubbing on hand sanitizer frequently. At school buildings, posters and other notices remind...

State to stock up on more COVID-19 test kits from Nomi...

Gov. Kim Reynolds said Thursday the state of Iowa is buying another 360,000 COVID-19 tests from Utah-based Nomi Health, which has provided testing supplies...

Reynolds defends waiting to take new COVID-19 mitigation measures

Gov. Kim Reynolds on Thursday defended waiting until this week to take new mitigation action against the rapid spread of COVID-19, saying she has...

Hinson says she’s tested positive for COVID-19

By Laura Olson WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep.-elect Ashley Hinson has tested positive for coronavirus, her campaign announced Thursday. Campaign staffers for Hinson, a Republican who in...

Iowa COVID-19 cases jump 203%, White House calls for ‘immediate action’

Iowa has seen a 203% jump in COVID-19 cases in the past two weeks, and hospitalizations and deaths continue to rise sharply, the New...

Biden wants mask mandates nationwide: ‘We can save tens of thousands...

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus response plan seeks to put a national mask mandate in place by calling on all governors to require...
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