Reynolds: Shelter-In-Place Is A Divisive Issue

Gov. Kim Reynolds said that the idea of a shelter-in-place order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is a divisive issue among Iowans when unity is needed.

NFIB: Nearly All Iowa Small Business Impacted by Coronavirus

A new NFIB poll shows 92 percent of small employers are negatively impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19, up from 76 percent in their last poll.

Episode 98: Are Conservative Christians Crippling the COVID-19 Response?

An op/ed in The New York Times claims Christians’ “denial of science” cripples the COVID-19 response, Dr. E. Calvin Beisner of Cornwall Alliance responds.

COVID-19 Cases Rise to Almost 700 in Iowa

The Iowa Department of Public Health reports an additional 85 positive COVID-19 cases bringing the state total to 699 in 65 counties.

Five Pieces Of Good News You May Have Missed

Kelvey Vander Hart: In the midst of this dark time, plenty of good news remains. Here are a few stories you may have missed.

Chief Justice Susan Christensen Postpones Trials Until Summer

Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Susan Christensen issued a supervisory order further delaying all trials due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reynolds Extends Business, School Closings to April 30 In Response 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.

Iowa Department of Public Health Reports 66 New COVID-19 Cases, Two Deaths

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 COVID-19 Surge, Almost 97,000 Iowans Filed Unemployment Claims

Since Gov. Kim Reynolds’ initial public health emergency declaration that saw many businesses close, 96,915 Iowans have filed for unemployment.

Reynolds: Modeling Is Only As Good As Its Assumptions

Gov. Kim Reynolds and Sarah Reisetter of the Iowa Department of Public Health criticized models making Iowa COVID-19 projections based on false assumptions.

Axne Presses for Stay-At-Home Order During Tele Town Hall

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.

Iowa Abortion Providers Can Continue Surgical Abortions During COVID-19 Restrictions

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.

Ernst: These are tough times, but us Iowans will get through it – together.

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.

Iowa Department of Public Health Reports 52 New COVID-19 Cases, Two Deaths

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.

Why Are Some States Blocking Physicians’ Attempts to Save Lives In COVID-19 Pandemic?

Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet: Some governors or state pharmacy boards are issuing emergency orders to restrict which medications doctors can use to save lives.

Reynolds: ‘I Can’t Lock the State Down’

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.”