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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…

The number of new weekly reported coronavirus cases in Carroll County dipped significantly to 62 as of Wednesday, according to state data.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

St. Anthony Regional Hospital reopened a temporary space this week that is dedicated to treating patients who have active coronavirus infections.

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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.

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Carroll County Public Health will host a coronavirus vaccine clinic today from 1:30 to 4:15 p.m. at its offices at St. Anthony Regional Hospital.

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For the first time in more than a year, Carroll County recently went a week without having a new confirmed coronavirus case, according to state data.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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It’s been a year since the first case of the new coronavirus was confirmed in Carroll County.

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.

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Carroll County’s mask mandate will expire next week after it failed to get enough support for an extension from the county supervisors this morning.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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A dozen residents at Accura HealthCare of Carroll who have been infected by the coronavirus have died, the company said Friday.

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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.

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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.

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