• There were an additional 595 COVID-19 cases in Iowa on Wednesday. Sadly, there were another 21 deaths today, bringing the total to 485. 
  • The Governor said today she would continue to keep information about COVID outbreaks secret from Iowans unless asked by the press. The state’s website only reports outbreaks in long-term care facilities.
  • Some Iowans will be receiving an economic impact prepaid DEBIT CARD in the mail instead of a stimulus check from the U.S. Treasury. Do not throw this card away! More information at: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/blog/economic-impact-payment-prepaid-card/  

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