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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 ...

IOWA CITY - On the April morning Gov. Kim Reynolds unveiled a $26 million Test Iowa Initiative she envisioned running 3,000 COVID-19 tests a day with support from the State Hygienic Lab, officials at the University of Iowa-based laboratory expressed confusion. ...

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DES MOINES - Iowa Rep. Abby Finkenauer hopes to convince congressional leaders of the urgency of another coronavirus relief package by sharing stories about how COVID-19 has affected her constituents' families, health, jobs and businesses. ...

IOWA CITY - Johnson County is one step closer to enacting a countywide face mask mandate. ...

IOWA CITY - The Iowa City Community School District's first day of school will be delayed two weeks until Sept. 8 as it awaits word from the state on its request to begin the academic year entirely online. ...

IOWA CITY - A Johnson County supervisor Tuesday - in discussing University of Iowa teacher demands the campus pivot immediately to virtual instruction for fall given pandemic conditions - voiced fear of the looming population surge and what it could mean for her 'red zone' community. ...

Johnson and Linn counties reported the highest daily COVID-19 case counts of Iowa's 99 counties in a 24-hour period ending at 11 a.m. Tuesday. ...