• Iowa had another 3,269 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 7 days. Sadly, there were 39 additional Iowans who died of the virus this week, bringing the total to 854.

 

  • Iowa has seen a total of 43,778 positive COVID cases since March. Statewide, Iowa’s daily coronavirus cases have surged back to near the state’s first peak of positive test results in early May, according to state public health data. To view the data visit: https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/

 

  • This week, the White House Coronavirus Task Force sent a warning to midwestern states for potential COVID case surge. Iowa remains one of the “red zone” states for elevated dangers of spreading coronavirus according to the latest report. Eight Iowa counties are specifically listed as red zones: Dubuque, Emmet, Franklin, Hardin, Lyon, Marshall, Montgomery and Wapello.

 

  • As Iowa students, teachers, and staff prepare for the upcoming school year amid COVID-19 there are still many concerns. Legislators are gathering thoughts from Iowans on how to safely learn during COVID-19. Take the survey at: https://bit.ly/30XHRbQ

 

  • Fifteen Iowa health-care professional groups sent a letter to Gov. Kim Reynolds this week urging her to consider a face covering requirement to help slow COVID-19. Iowans are encouraged to continue to wear face coverings in public places and social distance.