- There were 107 positive cases of COVID-19 reported on Wednesday and seven additional deaths for a total of 90 deaths. There are currently 272 Iowans being hospitalized.
- As of today, only 1 out of every 113 Iowans have been tested for COVID-19.
- It was announced today that the Black Hawk County Tyson Fresh Meats facility where there was a suspected COVID-19 outbreak will close indefinitely.
- Are you in need of food assistance? As we navigate these unprecedented times, we know that COVID-19 is a financial strain for many families. Find a food dispensary: https://www.foodbankiowa.org/gethelp. If you are able to donate, please visit: https://www.foodbankiowa.org.
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
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 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