State urges federal judge to let order allowing mandates to expire
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Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon — a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters.
Masks will continue to be optional in Iowa’s non-public and private schools after legal experts determined a restraining order issued last week on a law banning mask mandates applies only to public schools.
An influential federal advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots to most Americans, but it endorsed the extra shots for those who are 65 or older or run a high risk of severe disease.
Since students 12+ have the option to be vaccinated against COVID-19, school board decides to leave masks optional for grades 7-12.
As of Wednesday, 50.14 percent of the state’s population has completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.
University of Iowa administrators since August 2020 have had more than a dozen interactions about violations at the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity — which in recent weeks has been at the center of campus protests demanding its removal from campus. But none of those interactions have involved allegations of sexual violence.
Students, staff and visitors in Iowa City schools will be required to wear masks on school grounds a day after a federal judge cleared the way at least temporarily for local officials to require masks in schools.
Also, Iowa City schools Superintendent Matt Degner said he “anticipates” the district implementing a mask requirement for all students and staff Tuesday during a 6 p.m. school board meeting.
An Iowa woman whose husband died from a breakthrough COVID-19 infection is blaming Americans who refuse to mask or get vaccinated.
The committee lacks jurisdiction to act, one member said.
An Ankeny-based software engineer who helped Iowans find COVID-19 vaccine appointments earlier in the pandemic has now launched a new program to help individuals find coronavirus testing options.
A state law against mask mandates in Iowa schools is putting “children’s health on the line,” Iowa State Education Association President Mike Beranek argued Monday before a federal judge put the law on hold.
A federal judge on Monday ordered the state of Iowa to immediately halt enforcement of a law passed in May that prevents school boards from ordering masks to be worn to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
What testing options are available in Iowa? How do I know which is the right option for me? Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about COVID-19 testing.