COVID-19 in Iowa

Reynolds defends temporary ban on surgical abortions

Gov. Kim Reynolds on Sunday defended her decision to include surgical abortions in her order to suspend “non-essential” and elective medical and dental procedures,...

Nurse, pregnant mom, caregiver, pilot’s wife still waiting for COVID test results

I'm a nurse, public health professional, soon-to-be nurse practitioner, wife of a pilot, caregiver to an elderly grandmother, pregnant mom of three, soon to...

A fourth Iowan has died of COVID-19; state reports 38 new confirmed cases

Another Iowan with COVID-19 died Saturday and there were 38 additional confirmed cases of Iowans with COVID-19 reported Sunday by Iowa Department of Public...

COVID-19 has suspended bottle returns; grocers want to make that permanent

Iowa grocers hope a temporary reprieve from accepting empty beverage cans and bottles from customers will become permanent, the head of their association acknowledged. But...

Iowans testing positive for COVID-19 increases by 64; state total is 298

The number of Iowans who have tested positive for COVID-19 increased by 64 since Friday, for a total of 298 positive cases, Iowa Department...

Iowa state park restrooms closed, camping limited

Iowa's state parks have closed restrooms through April 15 and will limit camping to enclosed campers due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Iowa Department...

Despite closure orders, stores from sporting goods to psychic shops are staying open

Despite Gov. Kim Reynolds’ order closing additional retail stores Friday, the narrow list continues to allow everyone from big-box stores to small businesses to...

Reynolds grows emotional at the toll of COVID-19 on Iowans

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds grew emotional at a press conference Friday as she discussed the impact business closings are having on the state due...

Behemoth $2T COVID-19 response bill clears U.S. House, Trump signs

WASHINGTON — A $2 trillion bill to aid workers, health care providers and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic is now law after passage in...

Iowa DNR eases environmental rules during COVID-19 outbreak

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has eased a range of environmental regulations and application deadlines through at least April 30 in response to...
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