- On Tuesday there were an additional 260 cases of COVID-19 reported. Iowa now has 22,179 confirmed cases. Unfortunately, another 16 people passed away today from the virus today, bringing the total to 622.
- Some good news, the number of hospitalized COVID patients has gone down over the last seven days. Just seven days ago there were 310 patients and now there are 255 still in the hospital.
- The Iowa Board of Regents voted to freeze tuition for the upcoming school year, affecting the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), the University of Iowa (UI) and Iowa State University (ISU). As COVID-19 continues to be difficult for many families and students to keep up with their student loan payments, there is some relief available for federal student loan borrowers. Learn more at studentaid.gov/announcements-events/coronavirus.
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