- 408 positive cases were reported on Tuesday pushing Iowa past 10,000. The number of deaths passed 200 for the first time with a new daily record of 19. Hospitalizations also continued to increase and topped 400.
- For the first time, the Governor finally reported the number of positive cases at meat processing or manufacturing facilities in Iowa with outbreaks. The Tyson plant in Perry had the most with 730 cases, or 58% of the employees tested. Outbreaks ranged from 13% to 39% of workers at facilities in Columbus Junction, Tama, Waterloo, and Newton.
- While the Governor has loosened public health measures in some counties in Iowa, 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
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