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As the United States surpasses 200,000 deaths due to COVID-19, Iowa added 19 people to its statewide death count Tuesday. ...

Iowa State University in the last week added 63 new COVID-19 cases among students, faculty, and staff - the lowest for any week since the campus resumed in-person instruction for the fall semester on Aug. 17. ...

IOWA CITY - The University of Iowa added another 33 cases of COVID-19 to its campus tally over the weekend - bringing its total since Aug. 18 to 1,945 and its student number over the 1,900 threshold. ...

COVID-19 cases among young people and those working in the education field continued to rise Monday, according to Iowa Department of Public Health data analyzed by The Gazette. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - American Rivers Conference officials are planning for winter sports. ...

MOUNT VERNON - The numbers are staggering across American colleges and universities. ...

The Gazette asked readers what questions they have about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, and a handful of questions we received were related to the number of cases linked to comorbidities, sometimes called preexisting conditions. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - Stacy Yanda is welcoming 10 first-grade students Monday to Madison Elementary School for the first day of school in the Cedar Rapids Community School District. ...

Iowa tops 80,000 coronavirus cases

Sunday, September 20, 2020

As students head back to Iowa schools, the number of children age 17 and under who tested positive for COVID-19 has grown by 411 in the last three days, according to public health data released Sunday morning. ...

DES MOINES, Iowa - Students in Iowa's largest school system are facing the possibility that this most unusual school year could stretch into next summer, and the district could be hit with crippling bills because of a dispute with the governor over the safety of returning to classrooms dur ...

Iowa recorded 837 new positive cases of COVID-19 Saturday and six additional deaths related to the virus, according to data released by the Iowa Department of Public Health. ...

DES MOINES - The federal government said Friday it will give farmers an additional $14 billion to compensate them for the difficulties they have experienced selling their crops, milk and meat because of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Bars in Johnson and Story counties - home to Iowa's two largest universities - must remain closed another two weeks to help address the continuing high number of new COVID-19 cases there, Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered Friday. ...

IOWA CITY - The Iowa City Community School District will shift from online to a hybrid learning model Sept. 28. ...

Iowa reported 1,324 new COVID-19 cases as of 11 a.m. Friday, the third-highest total reported in a 24-hour period since the start of pandemic testing. ...

IOWA CITY - The University of Iowa's campus coronavirus case total topped 1,900 on Friday with the addition of 44 cases since Wednesday, bringing its total to 1,912 - among the highest across American higher education. ...

Many Eastern Iowa residents still are grappling with the aftershocks of the derecho, which resulted in $4 billion in damages statewide as the wind tore through Aug. 10. ...

Tabitha Day is glad her daughter, Emily, 13, will be going to school on Monday. ...

Influenza season is expected to begin in earnest in the coming weeks as winter starts to take hold - leaving health care officials nationwide fearful that the seasonal virus could exacerbate the ongoing pandemic. ...

Iowa supporters of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden Trump agree on the need for Congress to provide more assistance to help small businesses weather the coronavirus pandemic. ...

IOWA CITY - The University of Iowa has moved s far larger share of its classes online amid the COVID-19 pandemic than Iowa State University or the University of Northern Iowa, according to reports Thursday to the Board of Regents, but none of them are in a hurry to resume in-person learnin ...

IOWA CITY - Four University of Iowa sororities have been sanctioned for violating COVID-19 student agreements by - for example - failing to cover faces and socially distance during gatherings, requiring the groups to publicly apologize, raise coronavirus awareness, and host protective-equi ...

DES MOINES - House Democrats expressed concern that Iowa's COVID-19 testing program at long-term care facilities set out by the Gov. Kim Reynolds' administration will not be able to meet the requirements spelled out under revised federal guidelines to prevent outbreaks among staff and resi ...

The state on Thursday reported 850 new coronavirus cases and 13 additional deaths from COVID-19. ...

IOWA CITY - The return of Hawkeye football - even without fans in the stands - should be a boon to some businesses, especially those serving food. ...

Earlier in the pandemic, we asked readers: What questions do about COVID-19 in Iowa? ...

DES MOINES - Gov. Kim Reynolds signaled Wednesday her administration will take a more-targeted enforcement approach in dealing with 'bad-actor' businesses that violate COVID-19 restrictions rather than taking countywide, shotgun action to shut down bars, taverns and other establishments. ...