COVID-19 in Iowa

Iowa man fired for wearing a ‘DEMOTED’ face mask collects jobless benefits

An Iowa man who showed up for work at a pawn shop while wearing a face mask that said “DEMOTED” is entitled to unemployment...

State confirms Brazilian COVID-19 strain in Johnson County

Iowa confirmed its first case of the Brazilian COVID-19 variant on Thursday, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported. “We are still learning about the...

A strong minority entrepreneurial community is key to a stronger post-pandemic Iowa

As Iowa continues to recover from the pain wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important we begin the healing process to rebuild towards a...

Pause for Johnson & Johnson vaccine extended as federal health panel wrestles with next...

WASHINGTON — Use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shot will remain paused for at least a week, after a federal vaccine advisory panel said...

Twenty-one Iowa counties turn down COVID-19 vaccines

Twenty-one county health departments turned down their state COVID-19 vaccine allocations this week, the state health director said.  Kelly Garcia, director of the Iowa Department...

Iowa health director fears loss of vaccine momentum after J & J pause

Iowa’s top public health official fears that the pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for COVID-19 will lead some skeptics...

Iowan who cited religious beliefs in refusing to wear a mask is denied jobless...

An Iowa man who refused to wear a COVID-19 face mask at work because it violated his religious beliefs is not entitled to unemployment...

Polk County officials expect little impact from J & J vaccine disruption

The federal order to temporarily stop using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for COVID-19 is not expected to substantially alter operations in Iowa’s largest...

Judge rules against Iowa bar accused of ‘staging’ virus-mitigation measures

A manager who resigned from an Iowa tavern that allegedly “staged” an array of COVID-19 mitigation measures for the benefit of state regulators is...

Johnson & Johnson vaccine suspension – what this means for you

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration on April 13, 2021 halted use of the one-dose Johnson &...
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