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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.
DENISON: Leo Kanne, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 440 union, said in a phone interview Friday afternoon Smithfield officials informed him Thursday that an employee at the Denison plant had tested positive for the new coronavirus, COVID-19.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C.: U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) is calling for bipartisan action to crack down on scammers who are targeting senior citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic after several instances of fraud arose in Iowa and nationwide.
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.
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.
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…
Carroll City Council members Thursday afternoon unanimously approved a $100,000 emergency funding measure for small businesses in the city affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
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.
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.
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.
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…
The lines of cars and trucks snaked for blocks around Foundry Distilling Company in the historic Valley Junction region of West Des Moines.
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.
Some municipal employees will stay home indefinitely and others will work in alternating shifts to help them avoid contracting and spreading the new coronavirus.
Carroll County residents were some of the best in the state this week at social distancing, according to a company that tracks cellphone location data.
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.
Through the direction of Pope Francis, Bishop Walker Nickless of the Sioux City Diocese invites all Christians to pray at noon on March 25.
Carroll County Attorney John Werden is dismissing scads of low-priority court cases in an effort to reduce personal contact during the coronavirus outbreak.
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.
STORM LAKE: Buena Vista University senior Clayton Christian put his mother on a plane in Tucson, Arizona, this month, and watched her take off on a flight back home, to Glidden.
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.
In the event of a sweeping coronavirus spread in Carroll, city officials want essential services — water, firefighting and policing — to continue.
DES MOINES: Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is extending the absentee voting period to 40 days for Iowans who choose to vote by mail in the June primary.
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.
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…
BRYANT, ARKANSAS: By early last week, I had stopped looking for televised sports. When I have downtime (usually that’s rare), I settle in and find a game, often accompanied on the couch by my sons J.D. (11) and Luke (8). A few days earlier, I had flipped to our CBS affiliate during what was …
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…
Carroll Community School District is switching to a twice-weekly pick-up format for the grab-and-go meals it is offering area students while schools are closed because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Gov. Kim Reynolds this weekend announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a disaster declaration for the state of Iowa — which is retroactive as of Jan. 31, 2020 and continuing.
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:
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.
The Carroll County supervisors are poised to hold their weekly meeting at the courthouse as usual next week but are encouraging people to watch online rather than attend.
Bomgaars will adjust its store hours during the coronavirus crisis and also has announced it will begin offering curbside and carry-out service.
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.
For the first time in the modern history of Carroll, perhaps in the full history of Carroll, the City Council will meet entirely by phone, with all elected officials and city staff dialing in from their homes or offices or other remote locations.
We need coronavirus testing in Iowa, and we need it now. The Des Moines Register is reporting that sick Iowans are being denied virus screenings, and that could endanger public health.
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.