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Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Susan Christensen issued a supervisory order further delaying all trials due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Iowa House and Senate leadership announced that the suspension of the legislative session will be extended until at least April 30 due to COVID-19.
Gov. Kim Reynolds extended business and school closings, and her prohibition on gatherings of more than ten people through April 30 in response to COVID-19.
The Iowa Department of Public Health reports 66 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19 and two deaths. There are 614 positive cases in the state.
Since Gov. Kim Reynolds’ initial public health emergency declaration that saw many businesses close, 96,915 Iowans have filed for unemployment.
Gov. Kim Reynolds and Sarah Reisetter of the Iowa Department of Public Health criticized models making Iowa COVID-19 projections based on false assumptions.
U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, emphasized during a tele town hall that she believes Gov. Kim Reynolds should issue a statewide stay-at-home order.
Planned Parenthood and Emma Goldman Clinic were informed in a brief filed by the state that Gov. Kim Reynolds’ declaration offers exemptions for some surgical abortions.
Our host, Shane Vander Hart, and Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, discuss the persecution of Christians in Nigeria.
Joni Ernst: During crises like the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans band together and rise to the occasion and we’re seeing it all across Iowa.
The Iowa Department of Public Health reports 52 additional positive cases of COVID-19 and two deaths. The state now has 549 cases and nine deaths.
Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet: Some governors or state pharmacy boards are issuing emergency orders to restrict which medications doctors can use to save lives.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds: “I can’t lock the state down. I can’t lock everybody in their home… And so people also have to be responsible for themselves.”
The Iowa Secretary of State’s office plans to mail an absentee ballot request form to every active registered voter in the state ahead of June 2 primary.
The Iowa Department of Public Health reports that the state now has 497 cases of COVID-19 in 58 counties and seven COVID-19 related deaths.