• 387 additional COVID-19 cases were reported on Friday.  There were 11 additional deaths for a total of 589 COVID deaths. 
  • This week, 6,271 people filed initial claims for Iowa unemployment assistance. While this is down almost 50% from last week, it remains historically high.
  • A new COVID-19 Iowa Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Program will provide short-term relief to eligible renters and homeowners. Rental assistance (up to $3,200) and mortgage assistance (up to $3,000) is now available for Iowans. Apply here: IowaHousingRecovery.com 

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