• New grants are available for small businesses (2-25 employees) experiencing a loss in business due to coronavirus; sales tax deferments are also available.  Learn more at www.iowabusinessrecovery.com.
  • There were 15 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19 reported on Monday, bringing the total to 105 positive cases 
  • To date, there have been 2,043 negative tests conducted at the State Hygienic Lab
  • The state will be able to receive at least an additional $124 million in federal Medicaid funding due to COVID-19
  • DOT officials are requiring an appointment at driver’s service centers until May 1-available for essential services only
  • Iowa’s Primary Election will still be held on Tuesday, June 2; Iowans will still be able to vote by mail from home 

Helpful Links With More Information

For the latest updates from the Iowa Governor’s office on COVID-19: https://coronavirus.iowa.gov 

For the latest updates on coronavirus and to learn more about prevention efforts, go to the Iowa Dept. of Public Health at https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus

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:  https://bit.ly/2UjkO80

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

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/hcp/clinical-criteria.html

For updates related to child care, child welfare, Medicaid, and social workers, go to the Dept. of Human Services page at  https://dhs.iowa.gov/COVID19

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

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

https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/file-claim-unemployment-insurance-benefits