• Over the long weekend, there were an additional 46 COVID-19 deaths and positive cases in Iowa now stand at 17,661. Sadly, there were another 8 deaths today, bringing the total to 464. 
  • The Governor issued another proclamation on Tuesday to loosen more public health measures designed to stop the spread of COVID-19. Bars can open at 50% beginning on May 28 and several other facilities can open on June 1 including casinos, outdoor playgrounds, bowling alleys, and amusement parks. Sporting and recreational events are also allowed to resume on June 1. 
  • As activities resume and more venues open, it’s important to remember the virus is still spreading. Please continue to practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet apart, wash your hands often, wear a face covering, and stay home if you are sick. https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/resources

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