COVID-19 in Iowa

ACT, SAT scores are not required for students enrolling into Iowa colleges next year

The Iowa Board of Regents announced it is waiving ACT and SAT requirements for students who want to attend one of the state’s three...

Why can’t we accept masks like we do other public health and safety rules?

Not that you asked, but the list of things I dislike goes well beyond liver and onions, “Rocky Mountain oysters,” drivers who tailgate, and...

COVID-19 infections in Iowa nursing homes are up 66% in three weeks

The number of COVID-19 infections associated with active Iowa nursing home outbreaks has increased 66% in the past three weeks, newly released state data...

Iowa ag secretary: Central third of state’s crops damaged

The central third of Iowa’s cropland was heavily damaged, as were grain bins that would have held tens of millions of bushels of corn,...

Reynolds commends Indianola school’s handling of COVID-19 during first week of classes

Gov. Kim Reynolds held up the Indianola school district as a success story Tuesday after a COVID-19 case was confirmed in an elementary school...

Infections grow at a state-run school while districts struggle with Reynolds’ mandate

As Iowa school districts struggle to meet state demands for in-person classroom instruction, the state-run school in Eldora is continuing to see a spread...

Trump’s $400 a week jobless aid could be just $300. It depends on where...

Governors, lawmakers and state unemployment agencies on Monday wrestled with confusion created by President Donald Trump’s executive action extending unemployment benefits, and it appeared...

National cycling race moves from Illinois to Iowa because of COVID-19 restrictions

USA Cycling, the governing body for bicycle racing in the U.S., is moving this year’s national cyclocross competition to Iowa City, due to COVID-19...

Who’s really responsible for Reynolds’ demand for in-person school in a pandemic?

There's something about the battle over local control during a pandemic that inspires references to old sci-fi movies. Last time, it was "Star Wars."...

Twitter posts show that people are profoundly sad – and are visiting parks to...

The COVID-19 pandemic in the United States is the deepest and longest period of malaise in a dozen years. Our colleagues at the University...
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