• Positive cases in Iowa hit over 14,000 for the first time today. Officials also reported another 18 deaths, the 2nd highest total on record. 
  • As more businesses are eligible to open beginning Friday, the Iowa Dept. of Public Health is encouraging businesses to follow this guidance if they decide to reopen. https://idph.iowa.gov/Portals/1/userfiles/61/covid19/resources/IDPH%20Reopening%20Guidance%205_12_20.pdf
  • As farmers struggle with the effects of COVID-19, the Iowa Dept. of Agriculture has created a Resource Coordination Center (RCC) to help producers impacted by supply chain disruptions. Iowa livestock producers can call the RCC at (515) 725-1005, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., or fill out a help form anytime at iowafarmerhelp.com.

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