Reynolds Says She Is ‘Somewhat Optimistic’ Heading Toward COVID-19 Peak

Gov. Kim Reynolds said, looking at regional data, she is “somewhat optimistic” as Iowa heads toward its anticipated peak of April 30 for COVID-19 cases.

Reynolds Proclaims “Day of Prayer” in Iowa

Gov. Kim Reynolds declared Thursday, April 9, as a “Day of Prayer” in Iowa urging Iowans to unite in prayer in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reynolds Says Statewide Shelter-In-Place Order Would Be ‘Irresponsible’

Gov. Kim Reynolds said that a statewide shelter-in-place order would be “irresponsible” in light of the COVID-19 mitigation efforts already implemented.

Iowa National Guard’s Essential Role in COVID-19 Response

Maj. Gen. Benjamin Corell: “My commitment to the governor is that the National Guard will not be late to need in support of any state mission.”

Iowa Tops 1000 COVID-19 Cases

The Iowa Department of Public Health reports 102 additional COVID-19 cases for a total of 1,048 cases in 78 counties, and one death for a total of 26.

Fauci Says Iowa’s COVID-19 Efforts Are ‘Functionally Equivalent’ to Stay-At-Home Order

Dr. Anthony Fauci said that Iowa’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts are “functionally equivalent” to a stay-at-home order during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing.

Reynolds Orders Additional Closures, Emphasizes Restrictions Will Be Enforced

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced additional closures in response to COVID-19 and emphasized her restriction on groups of more than ten will be enforced.

Reynolds Appoints Matthew McDermott to the Iowa Supreme Court

Gov. Kim Reynolds made her fourth appointment to the Iowa Supreme Court naming Matthew McDermott to fill the vacancy caused by Justice David Wiggins’ retirement.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

Axne Urges Reynolds to Issue Stay-At-Home Order

U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, urged Gov. Kim Reynolds to issue a “stay-at-home” order to minimize the predicted “spike” in COVID-19 cases.

Reynolds Applauds Iowans Stepping Up to Help During COVID-19 Pandemic

Gov. Kim Reynolds highlighted Iowa businesses helping address the shortage of personal protective equipment for healthcare workers during COVID-19 crisis.