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We'll continue updating this free guide with information about to-go and take-out options in the Carroll area. Read more about the guide here, and if you're a local restaurant with take-out or to-go info to share, send it to d.burns@carrollspaper.com or r.mckinsey@carrollspaper.com.

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Buena Vista County had a one-day spike of 417 new confirmed coronavirus cases Tuesday — which makes it the most-infected county per capita in Iowa — but state officials said they are unsure whether there is an outbreak at a meat-processing facility in Storm Lake, the county's seat.

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As the number of confirmed new coronavirus cases trends downward in Iowa, Gov. Kim Reynolds said today that people will be allowed to gather in groups of greater than 10 starting June 1.

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Mrs. Glynn and Co. had been open for only one year before the coronavirus pandemic forced it and other retail stores to close for more than a month to help stem the spread of the virus.

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Gov. Kim Reynolds will allow movie theaters, zoos, aquariums, museums and wedding reception venues to reopen Friday, and pools can offer swimming lessons and lap swimming, according to her Wednesday proclamation.

The total number of confirmed new coronavirus cases in Carroll County is two fewer after state health officials "reassigned cases to other counties based on investigation results," according to Nicole Schwering, the county's public health director.

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Families enthusiastically demonstrated love and support of moms, grandmothers and great-grandmothers as well as the other residents at Regency Park in a 15- to 20-vehicle parade around the nursing home and rehabilitation center on Monday afternoon, May 11 — the day after Mother’s Day.

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In response to the coronavirus pandemic, life certainly has changed for the nearly 170 residents of St. Anthony Nursing Home, Garden View assisted-living and Orchard View senior apartments, all located on the St. Anthony Regional Hospital campus.

Hair salons, barbershops and massage and tattoo parlors can reopen today in Carroll County, and restaurants across the entire state can open for in-person dining, according to a recent proclamation of Gov. Kim Reynolds.

COON RAPIDS: Coon Rapids businessmen and businesswomen now are able to apply for COVID-19 financial assistance through the generosity of several local organizations.

Most Iowa businesses that were closed or severely restricted because of the new coronavirus pandemic will be allowed to reopen Friday, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced in her daily press conference this morning.

There is one more confirmed coronavirus case in Carroll County, which brings its total to seven, according to local health officials. The person is older than 80.

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A drive-thru coronavirus testing site launched Saturday at the Denison Middle School parking lot after confirmed infections in the county grew steadily over the course of two weeks to more than 150.

KANSAS CITY, MO: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated $78 million to the State of Iowa to help reimburse eligible expenses for emergency protective measures that the state has incurred as a result of its response to COVID-19.

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After more than a month of either closing their doors or switching to take-out services only, many Carroll-area restaurants opened their dining rooms for the first time Friday.

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The Carroll Merchants Baseball team, a member of the Pioneer Collegiate Baseball League, announced Friday that the 2020 baseball season is canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Calhoun and Sac counties confirmed their first new coronavirus cases in the past two days, and the number of infections in Carroll County's other neighbors continues to climb, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

Restaurants and retail stores in 77 of Iowa’s 99 counties that were ordered to close or to operate under significant restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic are allowed to reopen today at “50 percent of normal operating capacity,” Gov. Kim Reynolds announced early this week.

Since a procession across the stage — complete with a handshake, photo op and flip of the tassel — is unlikely to happen for this year’s Carroll High School seniors because of coronavirus-related restrictions, students and administrators have a drive-thru commencement ceremony in the works.

Under the governor’s staged guidelines, Carroll City officials will open the Carroll Recreation Center Friday and the new public library Monday with limited access.

Meat processing plants are high risk for spreading COVID-19, and many are shutting down. Animals due for processing have nowhere to go, and they are being culled.

In response to Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds' lifting of gathering restrictions on churches in some western Iowa counties, Iowa's bishops have announced that parishes throughout the state should continue to cancel in-person Sunday Masses.

Two counties on opposite sides of Iowa have reported tremendous surges in coronavirus cases in the past week, and there are seven more long-term care facilities with outbreaks reported in the past day, according to state and county health officials.

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today that she will ease dine-in restrictions on restaurants and allow other businesses to reopen Friday in 77 of Iowa's 99 counties, including Carroll County and the vast majority of western Iowa.

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