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The number of new confirmed coronavirus cases in Carroll County has slowed in the past two weeks, with just 10 more reported in the past week, according to state data. The county’s total since March is now 192.

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Kuemper Catholic students will be required to wear face masks at school this fall to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, the parochial school announced today.

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The positivity rate of coronavirus tests will be the primary factor in deciding whether Iowa schools will hold in-person classes full or part time, or whether schools will temporarily switch to online learning, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Thursday.

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The new mask requirement at Walmart caused little commotion in Carroll when it went into effect Monday.

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JEFFERSON: When the Wild Rose Casino & Resort first reopened in Jefferson about a month ago, a line of 140 people waited to get into the popular regional entertainment venue.

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People are tired of worrying about the new coronavirus, and that — combined with a relatively low number of confirmed infections in Carroll County — is causing many local residents to ignore the advice of health experts about how to stem the spread of it.

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A long-term care facility for older residents in Buena Vista County desperately sought nurses and certified nursing assistants last week after several of its residents were infected by the new coronavirus.

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Seven Scranton Manufacturing employees have confirmed coronavirus infections, and six more are self-isolating at home because they are potentially infected, according to company officials.

Test Iowa will further expand access to COVID-19 testing with new sites opening this week, including two tied to St. Anthony Regional Hospital, one at the hospital in Carroll and the other at St. Anthony’s clinic in Denison.

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The Kuemper Catholic High School baseball team did not practice Thursday after a member of the program tested positive for the new coronavirus.

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Hand sanitizer was available and stickers read “thanks for practicing social distancing” at the First United Methodist Church polling location in Carroll for the primary election today — the first local election of the new coronavirus pandemic.

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About 20,000 Iowa residents who can't afford rent or mortgage payments for their homes because of the coronavirus pandemic will get money from the state to help make those payments.

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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.

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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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