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Coronavirus in Iowa, live updates for May 12: Linn-Mar graduation plans

An electronic sign announcing social distancing measures is seen at The Eastern Iowa Airport in southwest Cedar Rapids,
An electronic sign announcing social distancing measures is seen at The Eastern Iowa Airport in southwest Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Monday, May 11, 2020. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

3 p.m. Mercy Care Video Visits Available On Demand

Mercy Medical Center’s Urgent Care video visits are now available on demand from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, as well as 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through the Mercy MyChart app.

For more information or to get started, visit https://www.mercycare.org/uc-videovisit/

2:50 p.m. Mercy Conducting Diaper Drive

The Mission Advancement Committee at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids is conducting a diaper drive through May 21 to benefit the Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank.

To participate, you may donate new packages of diapers or training pants (or opened packages that are taped closed) at the hospital or clinics. Donations may be placed in the baby crib outside of Baggot Street Bistro or in the designated baskets at MercyCare clinics.

1:15 p.m. Linn-Mar Graduation Will Happen In Groups of Five Over Four-Day Period

Linn-Mar High School has announced its graduation plans, which will take place in groups of five over a four-day period: May 21, 22, 23 and 24.

The groups will be via alphabetical order and spread out in assigned times over those days, so as to adhere by state public health standards during this COVID-19 pandemic time.

More information can be found here.

8:39 a.m. Englert’s “Acting Out! Prep School” Workshop Video Series

The Englert Theatre in Iowa City has announced its annual “Acting Out! Prep School” workshop will be a three-part video series this year. The acting workshop is geared towards those ages 8-12, who will be able to learn basic acting skills and work to create an original monologue written for their own original character.

More information will be forthcoming.

Comments: (319) 398-8259; jeff.johnson@thegazette.com

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