Another Public Health Emergency Declaration was issued yesterday by the Governor. Here are some highlights:

    • Suspends penalty and interest on late property tax payments 
    • Evictions suspended 
    • Temporarily allows bars & restaurants to sell alcohol as drive up/carry out

Iowa small businesses are encouraged to quickly fill out a survey from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) so Iowa can receive federal funding. The deadline is Monday, March 23 at 5pm.  Here is a link to the survey:

The Governor’s office released a new COVID-19 website you can share with your constituents. Here is the link:

The Dept. of Human Services has updated guidance for child care providers.

At a press conference yesterday, the Governor announced 1 more case of coronavirus.

The US Senate announced more details on the CARES ACT, which has four main pillars but has not yet been passed. More details below.

    • Cash Payments
    • Small Business Loans
    • Industry Specific Loans or Bailouts
    • Tax Deadlines


Helpful Links With More Information

For the latest updates on coronavirus and to learn more about prevention efforts, go to the Iowa Dept. of Public Health at

For Iowans with questions about COVID-19, a public hotline is open 24/7 by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431

Click below for continuous updates on Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions  created by the Iowa House Democratic Research Staff:

Criteria for getting tested for COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control:

For updates related to child care, child welfare, Medicaid, and social workers, go to the Dept. of Human Services page at

For businesses, the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) is compiling resources available (including grants) at 

For workers displaced due to coronavirus, unemployment benefits may be available in 7-10 days from filing. Click here to apply: