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Area residents will be able to receive a Test Iowa COVID-19 test kit at no cost through a collaboration between Carroll County Public Health, Manning Regional Healthcare Center, McFarland Clinic, and St. Anthony Regional Hospital and Clinics. Offering this alternate method of testing is in r…
There were 100 new confirmed coronavirus cases in Carroll County in the past week as of Wednesday — the highest one-week number of cases this year, according to state data.
The Catholic schools in the Diocese of Sioux City, including Kuemper Catholic Schools, will not be instituting mask mandates at this time, due to the current legal proceedings in Iowa.
A federal court ruling on Monday temporarily blocked a new state law that bans mask mandates in schools, which led several large school districts in the state to quickly reimpose the mask requirements for students and staff.
There were 60 new confirmed coronavirus cases in Carroll County in the past week as of Wednesday, according to state data, which marks at least a temporary plateau in the county’s infection rate.
The rate of new confirmed coronavirus cases in Carroll County more than tripled in August, and the county recently recorded its first death from the virus since April, according to state data.
There is high or substantial spread of the coronavirus again in all Iowa counties, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which recommends people wear masks in all buildings open to the public in areas with those levels of spread.
Public health officials in many Iowa counties are not doing investigations to track the spread of the coronavirus because the state has not instructed them to do so.
The Carroll Community School District's current “Return to Learn” plan addressing COVID-19 guidelines for the upcoming school year includes optional masks, no contact tracing, continued sanitizing procedures and no social-distancing guidelines.
There is "substantial" spread of the coronavirus in Carroll County, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which recommends area residents again wear masks when they go into businesses and other buildings that are open to the public.
Carroll County Public Health is working with area schools to offer COVID-19 vaccine clinics for students ages 12 and older.
The Sioux City Diocese continues to recommend that all clergy, staff, and parishioners follow current public health recommendations. With the new CDC recommendations (released May 13) and consultation with the COVID-19 diocesan task force forming the guiding principles, Bishop Nickless is pr…
The Carroll Community School District no longer will have a mask mandate as of Monday, and students no longer will be required to quarantine if they are exposed to someone with COVID-19.
A joint educational discussion about the COVID-19 vaccinations will be offered at noon Thursday, May 6, featuring physicians from McFarland Clinic and St. Anthony Clinic, in conjunction with staff from Carroll County Public Health.
On Thursday, April 15, Carroll County Public Health is hosting a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination event. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are now welcome. A short wait time may occur for the walk-ins, but everyone will be accommodated. The follow-up second dose is scheduled for Friday, May 14.
The vast majority of the 1,000 coronavirus vaccine doses reserved for the county's mass vaccination clinic on Thursday are still available.
About half of all Carroll County residents who are eligible to get a coronavirus vaccine have received one — a feat that was aided Thursday by the area’s largest mass vaccination clinic so far.
A mass vaccination clinic is planned for next week in Carroll with a total of 1,170 doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, according to county health officials. Residents who are older than 16 and have an increased risk of severe illness are eligible, along with those who are 65 or older o…
The rate of new confirmed coronavirus infections in Carroll County more than doubled in the past week but still remains low compared with its peak in November, according to state data.
The mother of a 7-year-old Iowan said she’s used the recently launched and increasingly popular public-minded Twitter account Iowa Vaccine Alerts as a real-life and contemporary example of what the iconic children’s television host Mr. Rogers used to advise kids in need.
The 500 doses of coronavirus vaccine distributed to Carroll County for inoculations this week will not be available to the general population of residents ages 65 and older.
Seven new deaths among Carroll County residents who were infected by the coronavirus have been reported since Friday, which takes the county’s total to 43.
Two more deaths of Carroll County residents who were infected by the coronavirus were reported this week, according to state data. The county's total number of deaths is now 36.
New Hope inoculated 330 clients and health and service providers Wednesday during its first of three on-site COVID-19 vaccination clinics.
A “huge sense of hope” has flowed through Regency Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Carroll in recent days now that coronavirus vaccines have been administered to residents and staff there, according to Michelle Klocke, the center’s director of admissions and marketing.
Carroll County residents who are ages 65 and older will be eligible to get vaccinated against the coronavirus starting next month when the state is expected to move to its next vaccination phase.
About $40 million will be distributed as one-time grants to Iowa bars and restaurants that suffered drops in revenue last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced this morning.
New coronavirus vaccines were developed and tested on expedited and unprecedented timelines of less than a year, but that shouldn’t dissuade Carroll County residents from getting the shots when they are eligible.
State lawmakers should give parents the option to send their children to school for full-time, in-person classes, Gov. Kim Reynolds said in her annual Condition of the State speech last week.
Coronavirus vaccinations at long-term care facilities began this week in Carroll County with the goal to protect the residents who are most vulnerable to serious symptoms or death if they are infected.
McFarland Clinic-Carroll, St. Anthony Clinic, and Carroll County Public Health will partner in a virtual Town Hall Meeting to give an update to area residents on the COVID-19 vaccination process.
County health officials are awaiting new supplies of coronavirus vaccines after exhausting their initial 800 doses, which largely were used in the past two weeks to inoculate healthcare workers at the county’s two hospitals and the McFarland Clinic in Carroll.
The deaths of four more Carroll County residents who were infected by the coronavirus were recently reported, which takes the county's total number of confirmed deaths to 31, according to state data.