Test Iowa Reaches Milestone, 100,000 Tests Conducted

Gov. Reynolds: “Test Iowa’s success puts us in a strong position to continue slowing the spread of COVID19, allowing us to reopen safely and responsibly.”

Ernst: Secure Our Supply Chains; Bring Manufacturing Back Home and Create More Jobs

Joni Ernst: The United States has become too dependent on Communist China for items like personal protective equipment, prescription drugs, and other essential medical supplies.

Iowa Churches and Faith-Based Orgs Among Those Receiving PPP Loans

In Iowa, 69 churches, nine denominational offices, and seven faith-based organizations received a Payroll Protection Program loan of more than $150,000.

Test Iowa Clinic Site to Open in Kossuth County

The new Test Iowa clinic site will open on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at the former Ernie Williams Harley Shop at 2701 US- Hwy 18 in Algona.

Reynolds Allocates $50 Million of CARES Act Funding to Mental Health

Gov. Kim Reynolds during a press conference announced she was directing $50 million in CARES Act funding to Iowa’s mental health systems.

Listen: Governor’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board Meeting on 7-2-20

The Economic Recovery Advisory Board that Gov. Kim Reynolds appointed met for a second time on Zoom to discuss the state’s economic growth post-COVID-19.

Test Iowa Clinic Site to Open in Pottawattamie County

The new Test Iowa clinic site will be located at All Care Health Center, 902 South 6th St., in Council Bluffs and will open on July 6, 2020.

Heading Into July, COVID-19 Hospitalizations in Iowa Tick-Up Slightly

On the first day of July, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reports a slight increase in hospitalizations from COVID-19.

Listen: Governor’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board

The Economic Recovery Advisory Board that Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds recently announced met for the first time on using Zoom.

Reynolds Extends Public Health Emergency Declaration Through July 25

Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency through July 25. She also states fall school sports may resume.

Goertz: President Trump Won’t Let Americans Go Hungry While Crops Rot

Tana Goertz: Since the launch of the Food Box program, 5 million boxes have been successfully distributed, and 40 million boxes will be delivered to families in need by June 30.

Two Test Iowa Sites to Close

The State of Iowa announced that it would close Test Iowa locations in Sioux and Wapello counties, and the state is pursuing clinic sites in both counties.

State of Iowa Announces Three Additional Test Iowa Sites

The state of Iowa announced Test Iowa will open three new clinic sites for COVID-19 in communities across the state beginning Monday, June 22, 2020.

Reynolds Shifts Iowa Toward Economic Growth Post-COVID-19

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds: “Opening up, our goal can simply be to return to where we were, which is an ambitious and realistic goal, or we can think bigger and better.”

After Mass Gatherings Allowed, Iowa’s COVID-19 Cases Continue on Downward Trend

Iowa’s daily positive tests for COVID-19 continue a downward trend even after Gov. Kim Reynolds lifted the restriction on mass gatherings on June 1.

Hudson: Fast-Tracking a COVID-19 Vaccine Is Risky

Lisa Hudson: Sometimes the cure really is worse than the disease. Is the public willing to take that risk with a fast-tracked COVID-19 vaccine?