Although CARES Act funding is one-time, and the service is hoped to be perpetual, connecting therapists with clientele means a continuing funding stream even after federal dollars run out.
The governor’s office says the order is not enforceable and that, after a year with COVID-19, Iowans know how to protect themselves.
All nursing homes will be required to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for its staff, or facilities could lose their federal funding, the Biden administration announced this week. While some state organizations praised the move, others raised concerns about the impact it could have on an already strained workforce.
President Joe Biden has directed U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to explore whether a civil rights law gives the federal government authority to overturn state bans like Iowa’s on mask mandates in schools.
According to data from the Iowa Department of Public Health, there are 396 COVID-19 patients hospitalized across the state, up from 355 the week before. The last time the state saw similar numbers was January 27 when 408 people were hospitalized.
Cedar Rapids schools in need of about 15 additional school bus drivers for the 2021-22 school year, which begins Monday.
Federal health officials announced Wednesday that individuals who received a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine should receive a third booster shot eight months after their second dose. Those shots could be available the week of Sept. 20.
Federal health officials announced all Americans will be offered a coronavirus booster shot starting next month. Plans are still in development, but a University of Iowa researcher offers insight on what we know so far about the third vaccine dose.
The voluntary program is a joint project in which Iowa Prison Industries will assist the Iowa Department of Public Health and State Hygienic Lab with COVID-19 at-home test kit assembly and preparation for shipment.
U.S. health officials Wednesday recommended all Americans get COVID-19 booster shots to shore up their protection amid the surging delta variant and evidence that the vaccines' effectiveness is falling.
School districts across Eastern Iowa are adding counselors and mental health supports as more students return to in-person learning Monday.
With the start of the school year this month, how can parents keep school-aged children from becoming infected with COVID-19? A University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics pediatrician offered her advice during a Facebook Live Q&A Monday.
Linn County is holding two more public forums for input on how to allocate its share of federal American Rescue Plan Act funding
On Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m., United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties (UWJWC) invites you to join a panel discussion to receive a COVID-19 update, including information on the Delta variant, vaccination, and masking.
A week away from the start of school for many Iowans, University of Iowa Health Care at noon today is hosting a Facebook Live Q&A specifically about COVID-19 and kids.