- Iowa officials reported another 96 positive cases and four deaths on Wednesday. Currently, 171 Iowans are hospitalized and 908 are recovering. Another outbreak at a long-term care facility in Muscatine County was also reported bringing the total number of outbreaks at these facilities to seven.
- State officials have launched a new web page with additional demographic information on COVID-19 cases. The new data shows the COVID-19 virus is hitting minority communities at a much higher rate. https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/
- Iowans who have lost their job due to COVID-19 are eligible for unemployment benefits, including the self-employed. Unemployment claims must be filed weekly and an additional $600 weekly benefit starts this week due to federal legislation. Go here to file a claim: https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/file-claim-unemployment-insurance-benefits.
Helpful Links With More Information
A summary of federal COVID-19 legislation and its impact on Iowans is available here: https://tinyurl.com/sg2hluc
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
Iowans who are healthy and want to volunteer in their community can find opportunities here: http://volunteeriowa.galaxydigital.com/
For the latest updates from the State of Iowa on COVID-19: https://coronavirus.iowa.gov
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