- Iowa officials reported another 176 positive cases and six deaths on Thursday. Currently, 282 Iowans are hospitalized and another new outbreak was reported at a long-term care facility in Linn County.
- The COVID-19 Legal Advice Hotline is available to help Iowans with free legal advice related to the COVID-19 at: https://www.iowalegalaid.org/. Para Español: https://www.iowalegalaid.org/resource/2020-coronavirus-outbreak-what-you-need-to-know?lang=ES
- Another 27,912 Iowans filed initial claims for state unemployment benefits in the last week. Unemployment payments for individuals who were self-employed also began to go out this week. Nationally 4.4 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits, bringing the five week total to 26.5 million. 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