COVID-19 in Iowa

Biden administration unveils boost to state COVID-19 vaccine shipments

WASHINGTON — Amid frustrations at the slow pace of the national COVID-19 vaccination effort, President Joe Biden says his administration is boosting the number of doses sent...

Polk County faces COVID-19 vaccine shortage, pleads for patience, online signups

Polk County medical facilities have a severe shortage of COVID-19 vaccine, leading officials to plead with residents to schedule their appointments online.  With patience. The best...

Proposal would allow Iowa dentists to give COVID-19 shots

A bill that would authorize dentists to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to their patients is on hold in the Iowa House as a three-member...

More than 40% of Iowa Veterans Home workers are refusing COVID-19 vaccine

The leader of the Iowa Veterans Home says that despite participating in "educational seminars” on the COVID-19 vaccine, more than 40% of the nursing...

Iowa reclaims its title as the state with the lowest rate of COVID-19 testing

The Washington Post reported Monday that Iowa has reclaimed its status as the state with the lowest rate of testing in the nation. On a per...

Report: Fewer than half of Iowa Veterans Home workers were given COVID-19 vaccine

Fewer than half the workers at the Iowa Veterans Home have received the coronavirus vaccine, according to the American Legion of Iowa. The Legion reported...

Biden orders tougher mask rules as part of overhauled COVID-19 strategy

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s first policy focus after being sworn in is overhauling the disjointed federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which claimed...

Iowa Democratic lawmakers unveil economic recovery plan

Democratic state lawmakers on Thursday unveiled a program focused on economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We can’t pretend the virus isn’t...

Grassley blasts Trump’s last-minute ethanol exemptions

U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa on Thursday said he opposed the Trump administration’s last-minute approval of three ethanol waivers for oil refineries, but...

House GOP rejects Democrats’ proposal to require masks in state Capitol

Republicans in the Iowa House on Thursday voted down proposals to require mask-wearing in the State Capitol and to allow members of the public...
Adjust Font Size