• Another 341 positive cases were reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 15,296. There were an additional 12 deaths. 
  • 98 of Iowa’s 99 counties now have at least one case of COVID-19. 46% of Iowa’s cases are in Polk, Black Hawk, and Woodbury counties. 
  • A brief survey for Iowa small businesses is being administered by Iowa Economic Development Authority and UNI so the state can better understand the impact of COVID-19 on Iowa businesses and organizations. Take the survey by May 22 at: https://uni.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eEvflFbz3FG5iBf 

Helpful Links With More Information

For the latest updates from the State of Iowa on COVID-19: https://coronavirus.iowa.gov 

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

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 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