• Iowa had another 2,994 cases of COVID-19 in the past seven days. And sadly, there were another 48 deaths this week, bringing the total to 954 deaths. 

 

  • More than 50,000 Iowans have now tested positive for COVID since the virus started spreading in Iowa. In the last two months, Iowa is starting to see about 10,000 cases every 20 days.

 

  •  Long-term care facilities are still struggling with controlling the virus, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported that 504 Iowans have now died after contracting it as part of an outbreak at one of the facilities.

 

  • REMINDER DEADLINE TOMORROW: Iowa nonprofits who need assistance must apply by August 15. Funds can be used for continuing operations, providing increased services and support, or to reopen the nonprofit following the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonprofits can learn more about requirements and apply at: https://bit.ly/3ftpCzS

 

  • Iowa continues to be one of the few states to limit online learning for the upcoming school year, while also being the only state in the nation to force a requirement that 50.1% of the instruction be taught in-person as directed by Governor Reynolds. The Governor’s in-person instruction requirement can only be waived if there is a local outbreak with a 15% rate of infection and 10% student absenteeism. By comparison, Minnesota requires in-person instruction if a county has just .09% COVID-19 cases. In addition, Iowa does not have a statewide mask mandate nor does it allow local governments to decide. Despite that, Iowans are still encouraged to wear a face covering and social distance in public when possible.

 

  • All Test Iowa drive-thru sites are back up and running after the devastating storm on Monday. There are 8 drive-thru Test Iowa sites and 14 Test Iowa clinics offering COVID-19 testing. To get tested contact your doctor or take the assessment online at https://www.testiowa.com