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.

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.

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.

Test Iowa Relocates Des Moines, Cedar Rapids Sites

There are 17 Test Iowa sites where Iowans can be tested for COVID-19, the drive-up sites in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids will move to a new location.

Reynolds Lifts 50 Percent Capacity Restriction for Businesses

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that she would lift the restriction limiting open businesses to 50 percent of their building capacity due to COVID-19.

Iowa Expands COVID-19 Test Sites, Hospitalizations Continue Downward Trend

The Reynolds Administration announced that five new Test Iowa sites will launch this week to reach more Iowans who would like a COVID-19 test.

The Scope of COVID-19 Outbreaks in Iowa Businesses Is Unknown

The number of manufacturing plants, processing plants, and other businesses in Iowa that have experienced an outbreak of COVID-19 is uncertain.

Reynolds Lifts Prohibition of Mass Gatherings Starting June 1

Gov. Kim Reynolds’ ends the prohibition of social, community, recreational, leisure, and sporting gatherings and events of more than ten people on June 1

Reynolds Announces Test Iowa COVID-19 Testing Open to All Iowans

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that Test Iowa COVID-19 testing is open to any Iowan who wants to be tested, says it is important as Iowans go back to work.

Reynolds Announces New Reopenings, Including Movie Theaters, Wedding Reception Venues

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced movie theaters, aquariums, zoos, pools, and wedding reception venues may reopen on May 22 with appropriate health measures.

Over 12,000 Iowans Tested for COVID-19 Antibodies

The Iowa Department of Public Health gave 12,404 Iowans a serology test, with 14 percent testing positive for COVID-19 antibodies to date.

Over 100,000 Iowans Tested For COVID-19

The Iowa Department of Public Health reports a total of 103,148 Iowans were tested for COVID-19 for a per capita rate of one in every 31 Iowans.

Iowa’s Hospitalizations for COVID-19 Are Flattening

Gov. Kim Reynolds: “We’re seeing the positivity rates go down, which is very good. We’re seeing the hospitalization numbers continue to stabilize.”

Reynolds Says Test Iowa Validation Complete

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that the State Hygenic Lab in Iowa City completed the validation of the Test Iowa COVID-19 test kits.

Reynolds Expands Reopening of Businesses Statewide

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that businesses, such as restaurants, fitness centers, and salons, closed in 22 counties in Iowa, may reopen statewide.

Reynolds Delays Announcing Additional Reopenings

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said she would announce updates to her public health emergency declaration 48 hours before its restrictions expire on Friday.