• Iowa officials reported another 508 positive cases on Tuesday and another 9 deaths, bringing the total to 136. Overall, the percent of positive cases is still increasing daily and it hit 16% today. 
  • Another seven outbreaks at long-term care facilities was also reported, which is a huge 44% increase in one day bringing the total outbreaks to 23. https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/
  • The Des Moines Register forced the Governor’s Office to finally release a report authored by experts from the University of Iowa College of Public Health that recommended keeping mitigation efforts in place and warned of a second wave of infections if restrictions were lifted too soon. The Reynolds Administration received the report days before her announcement, but refused to release it. https://tinyurl.com/y7k3xjmm

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