After months of decline following the winter spike, COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are once again rising in Iowa and many other areas of the country. Both measures are higher than they have been since January, which was the tail end of the pandemic’s worst and deadliest stretch so far.
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The Legislative Services Agency plans to release its first redistricting map by Sept. 16. An advisory panel has two weeks to gather public input before recommending a plan to the Legislature, which must wait three days before taking an up-or-down vote on it.
One of the nation’s most restrictive abortion bans went into effect in Texas on Wednesday. Abortion advocates in Iowa say this law, as well as an upcoming Supreme Court case, could inspire further abortion restrictions in Iowa in the near future.
The Education Department announced Monday that it’s investigating five Republican-led states - Iowa, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah - that have banned mask requirements in schools, saying the policies could amount to discrimination against students with disabilities or health conditions.