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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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Someone in Linn County in eastern Iowa died last night after being infected by the new coronavirus, and tests have confirmed a further 38 infections in the state, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

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State Rep. Brian Best, R-Glidden, says Gov. Kim Reynolds is making the right decision on what likely will be the biggest judgment call of her public life in not issuing a statewide shelter-in-place order as some other neighboring states have in efforts to mitigate the global coronavirus outbreak.

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The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Iowa continues to accelerate, and the person-to-person spread is increasingly closer to Carroll County, according to new data from the Iowa Department of Public Health.

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Two more Iowans died in the past day from the new coronavirus and there were 56 more confirmed infections in the state as the virus' reach deepens into rural Iowa, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

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Students may not be filling the classrooms at Kuemper Catholic School attendance centers these days; however, thanks to technology, teachers are staying connected with their students, and learning has not stopped.

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Des Moines Area Community College today announced several important updates for its students, faculty and staff members as part of the College’s ongoing response to COVID-19, including the decision to extend the online delivery of face-to-face DMACC courses for the remainder of the spring 20…

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Hunters who prefer to buy their licenses from the County Recorder's office should call to buy them soon, given the coronavirus outbreak that prompted county offices to close to the public and to temporarily reduce their staff.

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Stores that exclusively sell clothes, jewelry, beauty products, flowers or furniture are ordered to close at 10 p.m. today, Gov. Kim Reynolds said as she announced an expansion of her emergency declaration.

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Carroll Public Library is offering curbside hold pick-up while the library is closed because of local and statewide coronavirus-prevention measures.

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There were four new western Iowa coronavirus cases confirmed in the past day, which contributed to the largest one-day spike in statewide cases so far of 34, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

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VATICAN CITY: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pope Francis announced he will be giving an extraordinary blessing “urbi et orbi,” which translates to “to the city and to the world” at 6 p.m. local time in Rome on Friday, March 27 or noon Central Standard Time (CST). It will be broadcast…

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Looking to assist a Carroll business community officials describe as facing “untold stresses” from the economic fallout of coronavirus, Carroll City Council members are expected to take the unprecedented step Thursday of making $100,000 available for grants to local businesses of up to $5,000 each.

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A resident of Dubuque County in northeast Iowa is the first in the state to die after contracting the new coronavirus, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

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A Wall Lake biodiesel producer is donating glycerin — which is a byproduct of the biodiesel manufacturing process — to state officials to help produce hand sanitizer during the new coronavirus outbreak.

There are 19 more confirmed coronavirus cases in Iowa in the past day, which brings the state's total to 124, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

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As schools and businesses remain closed to curtail the spread of the new coronavirus COVID-19, zoos are offering virtual experiences that families can enjoy from home.

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Businesses that employ between two and 25 people can apply for state grants of up to $25,000 to help offset the negative effects of the coronavirus outbreak, state officials announced today in an afternoon press conference.

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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Iowa has surpassed 100, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

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For weeks, everyone could see the disease spreading from the east westward. This time, they didn’t close the schools, and sports continued as scheduled. Then, it got worse, and schools were closed out of necessity. St. Anthony stopped allowing visitors. Eventually, there was no choice — game…

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Carroll County employees will be required to self-quarantine in their homes for two weeks if they leave the state and are advised to not leave the county for the foreseeable future, county leaders decided today as they considered ways to stem the spread of a new coronavirus that has become a…

DES MOINES: Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield has announced temporary changes until June 16 to help relieve burdens on its members and the health care system, specifically:

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New guidelines issued last week by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds cover property tax payment, eviction and carry-out alcohol as businesses partially close and Iowans are asked to stay home as much as possible to mitigate the new coronavirus COVID-19.

DES MOINES: The Iowa Department of Public Health has been notified of 6 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 44 positive cases. A total of 642 negative tests have been conducted at the State Hygienic Lab.

Drake University has postponed the 2020 Drake Relays presented by Xtream powered by Mediacom along with related special events and programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 111th edition of the event was scheduled for April 22–25 at Drake Stadium.

Law enforcement officers in Carroll County have been advised to release some of the people they arrest — rather than take them to jail as they usually would — to decrease the risk of spreading the new coronavirus.

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