• Iowa officials reported 349 new positive cases on Monday with 9 deaths and a record 300 Iowans hospitalized. Overall, the percent of positive cases is still increasing daily and Iowa now has the fastest growing rate of positive coronavirus cases in the country. https://tinyurl.com/yah37buf 
  • Despite rising cases and Iowa’s peak still weeks away, Governor Reynolds announced today that she is loosening public health measures in 77 Iowa counties starting on Friday, May 1. https://tinyurl.com/y95vs3hx
  • Even though Iowa still does not meet the three criteria outlined by the CDC to begin re-opening, the Governor did not provide any new information or data to demonstrate to Iowans it is safe to do so. https://tinyurl.com/y7rwpj78

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