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Hospitalizations for COVID-19 jumped by 20 Tuesday - the largest 24-hour increase since June 18 - with the state saying the rise was due to the storm that swept much of Iowa on Monday. ...

Iowa COVID-19 cases reach 49,000

Monday, August 10, 2020

The total number of COVID-19 cases statewide has reached 49,000, following Monday's report of 268 new cases in Iowa, according to state public health data from the 24-hour period ending at 11 a.m. Monday. ...

IOWA CITY - At the end of last year, when University of Iowa senior Matt Fuelberth applied to be a first-time resident assistant this fall in Burge Hall, students were still meeting in classrooms, going to parties and cramming for tests in just as crammed study spaces. ...

Educators in Eastern Iowa have spent their summer creating virtual classrooms for students enrolled in online learning to avoid exposure to COVID-19 in schools. ...

Being a health care worker during a pandemic comes with a fair amount of paranoia. ...

Here are five ideas from the nonprofit advocacy group Iowa CareGivers on helping improve the jobs and lives of direct care workers in Iowa: ...

Despite five more people dying of the coronavirus and 630 more people confirmed with infections, the number of people hospitalized with the disease has slightly dropped, according to state public health data over a 24-hour period ending at 11 a.m. Sunday. ...

Three Johnson County residents died of the novel coronavirus in the 24-hour period ending at 11 a.m. Saturday, bringing the death toll in the county to 19. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - Legion Arts, the pioneering arts and culture organization that owns CSPS Hall in NewBo, had a 'vibrant and exciting' spring season planned before COVID-19 swept across the world. ...

DES MOINES - Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday urged Iowans to stay vigilant in their efforts to keep coronavirus in check and prevent a resurgence in COVID-19 infections that forced her to close schools, businesses and many activities for about 11 weeks earlier this year. ...

The number of Iowa children receiving vaccinations dropped by more than half during the novel coronavirus pandemic when compared to last year, prompting concern among officials for outbreaks of vaccine-preventable disease. ...

Of the more than 3,000 students Iowa State University has tested for COVID-19 in its first week of residence hall move-in, 66 have tested positive - half of whom are isolating in reserved space on campus and half of whom opted to return home to complete their period of isolation. ...

Linn County reported 60 new coronavirus cases Friday, the second straight day of more than 60 new cases. ...

IOWA CITY - Despite the oft-cited sentiment driving a fall return to campus that students are pining for the traditional college experience, the University of Iowa undergraduate and graduate student governments are asking administrators to make a late change and shift all non-essential lea ...

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has transferred $21 million intended for Iowa coronavirus relief to help pay for a computer system already in the works before the pandemic. ...

IOWA CITY - The Iowa City Community School District was denied its request to begin the school year virtually by the Iowa Department of Education. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Cedar Rapids Community School District is considering delaying the first day of school one week to Aug. 31. ...

Linn County reported 68 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, its highest single-day total since the COVID-19 pandemic began. ...

IOWA CITY - Johnson County supervisors have made clear they want county residents and visitors to mask up in public - and Thursday they declared they now have the authority to enforce the rule. ...

JOHNSTON - Gov. Kim Reynolds said Thursday efforts are proceeding for Iowa schools to resume primarily with in-person learning, but she acknowledged instruction may have to be temporarily moved online due to changing COVID-19 realities. ...

CORRECTION: The first version of this story incorrectly stated that the College Community School District submitted a request to the Iowa Department of Education to begin the academic year online. The district did not submit a waiver and will have in-person classes. Families have the optio ...

Testing for the coronavirus in the United States is dropping even as infections remain high and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day. ...

Compromise can't be one-sided, according to Sen. Chuck Grassley, who is accusing congressional Democrats are playing election-year politics with coronavirus relief. ...

Iowa on Wednesday reported 509 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 46,490 since the pandemic began in March. ...

Underscoring calls from public officials and medical professionals for mandatory mask policies, Linn County leaders issued a proclamation Wednesday calling on Gov. Kim Reynolds to allow local control of issuing the rules. ...

Canines and their companions won't be making a splash in Cedar Rapids' Bever Pool this weekend, but that doesn't mean they can't get wet elsewhere. ...

JOHNSTON, Iowa - At least two school districts in Iowa are refusing to follow the governor's demand that they return students to classrooms, rebuffing the idea that the state can override what local officials believe is the safest way to educate their children as coronavirus spreads in the ...