• 826 additional COVID-19 cases were reported over the weekend and Monday.  There were 17 additional deaths, with the total number of deaths now reaching above 600. 
  • Polk County, Iowa’s most populous county, continues to see an upward climb of COVID cases. The Polk County Department of Health is warning residents that COVID-19 is still spreading significantly, with the numbers showing a spike in infections after reopening businesses.
  • Test Iowa will further expand access to COVID-19 testing across Iowa. There are now eight drive-thru Test Iowa sites and six Test Iowa clinics. To get tested contact your doctor or take the assessment online at https://www.testiowa.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