• The President signed another coronavirus relief act on Friday.  The stimulus plan is the largest relief effort in US history and includes  support for health care workers, businesses, and employees impacted by the coronavirus. Americans will also get stimulus checks beginning in April.
  • There were 56 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19 reported on Friday, a 31% increase over yesterday which brings the total to 235 positive cases.
  • An additional two deaths were reported today, bringing the total number to three. There are currently 32 Iowans hospitalized
  • There are now over 600,000 coronavirus cases worldwide, with the US having the most cases in the world at over 102,636. Over 1,600 Americans have died. 

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

State officials launched a new website to connect healthy Iowans who want to volunteer in their communities with nonprofits: http://volunteeriowa.galaxydigital.com/