Health Care

How much coronavirus testing is enough? States could learn from retailers...

As states develop plans to restart their economies, the big fear is that coronavirus cases will surge again. To keep the pandemic under control,...

Some Iowa care facilities with virus have a history of infection-control...

Some of the Iowa nursing homes with confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks have a history of infection-control violations, rodent infestations or unsanitary conditions. Currently, 48 percent of...

Reynolds: Iowa industry is ‘doing the right thing’ and protecting workers

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Thursday the state is largely relying on its “partners” in business and industry to protect food-plant employees and other...

Iowa DHS: Drop in abuse, neglect reports is ‘concerning’

A drop in reports of abuse and neglect of children and vulnerable adults may actually be a sign of trouble, Kelly Garcia, director of...

Tyson Foods plant will receive 900 COVID-19 tests amid outbreak

Following the spread of COVID-19 at Iowa’s meatpacking plants, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the state is sending 900 tests to a Tyson Foods plant...

Without PPE, direct care workers may face a breaking point

“I fear being infected and taking it home to my husband and kids who have asthma.” “We can’t work safely due to reduced amount of...

As infections surge, Reynolds lets food plants take the lead on...

The spread of COVID-19 is surging in Iowa, with the state reporting an additional 189 infections, including 86 employees of a Tyson food plant...

Nurses ‘frightened,’ confused by lack of PPE, changing policies

The year started out with energy and excitement as nurses across the country, including Iowa, engaged in planning and activities to celebrate the “Year...

Reynolds suspends graduation requirements for high-school seniors

Gov. Kim Reynolds suspended state graduation requirements for the class of 2020 late Friday, among 42 other emergency actions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Reynolds’...

State to health care providers: Conserve, reuse masks, gowns

Iowa health-care providers will have to implement extended use of face masks and other conservation measures for personal protective equipment in response to coronavirus-related...
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