• Another 290 COVID-19 cases were reported on Friday. And another 20 Iowans lost their lives to COVID today, bringing the total to 520. 
  • With at least 555 workers testing positive for COVID (22% of the workforce), the Tyson plant in Storm lake has decided to temporarily halt operations. Workers and community leaders have expressed frustration with the lack of information provided by the state weeks after the outbreak had begun.  
  • As more Iowans return to the workplace, learn your rights and how to keep yourself safe with the University of Iowa Labor Center fact sheet: https://bit.ly/36HjW2u. Para español: https://bit.ly/2TO9np6.

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