• There were 78 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total up to 946. 
  • There are now 99 Iowans currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 and and another 3 Iowans died, bringing the total to 25. Positive cases have now been reported in 75 of Iowa’s 99 counties.
  • The Governor issued a new proclamation extending a variety of closures until April 30, but also added new closures including: malls, entertainment stores, tobacco/vaping stores, race tracks, amusement parks, playgrounds, campgrounds, social/fraternal clubs, and door-to-door sales. 
  • Unemployment benefits have been extended to individuals who are self-employed, independent contractors, non-profit employees or gig economy workers and gave an additional 13 weeks, helping those who had previously exhausted their benefits. For more information on expanded unemployment benefits visit https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/

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