• Another 386 positive cases were reported on Thursday bringing the total to 13,675. 12 new deaths were also reported and the number of Iowans hospitalized jumped up over 400 again. 
  • Legislative leaders suspended session again and Iowa lawmakers will now return to work on June 3 to complete their work. State leaders also announced that Iowa’s panel of budget experts, called the Revenue Estimating Conference (REC), will convene soon to set new budget projections that lawmakers will use to craft the 2021 state budget when they return to work.
  • Last week, another 15,411 Iowans filed for unemployment with total weekly claims now topping 191,000. File a claim at:  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