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Health Department provides guidance for childcare centers

Health Department provides guidance for childcare centers

MASON CITY – CG Public Health recognizes the important role our childcare centers play in our response efforts. The Department and area childcare centers met today to review the latest…

Gov. Reynolds recommends Iowa schools close for four weeks, will hold a press conference tomorrow

Gov. Reynolds recommends Iowa schools close for four weeks, will hold a press conference tomorrow

DES MOINES – Upon discovery of the existence of substantial community spread of COVID-19 in the state, Gov. Reynolds is recommending that Iowa schools close for four weeks. “Based on…

Iowa House and Senate to suspend Legislative Session

Iowa House and Senate to suspend Legislative Session

DES MOINES – This afternoon the House and Senate announced the legislative session will be suspended for a minimum of 30 days following the announcement of community spread of COVID-19…

Health Department mass gathering recommendations for COVID-19

Health Department mass gathering recommendations for COVID-19

MASON CITY – There is currently no known community spread of COVID-19 in (Cerro Gordo County) at this time (but it has reached parts of Iowa). However, with continued limited…

COVID-19 community spread confirmed in Iowa, state agencies take additional measures to limit spread and assist Iowans

COVID-19 community spread confirmed in Iowa, state agencies take additional measures to limit spread and assist Iowans

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of one additional positive case of an Iowan with COVID-19 (as of Saturday evening, March 14), for…

Iowa prison officials cancel visiting at all facilities

Iowa prison officials cancel visiting at all facilities

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Corrections has been implementing measures, policies and protocols to prevent the spread and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 in the state prisons. Effective…

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law, including SF 2142 a significant investment in preK-12 education

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law, including SF 2142 a significant investment in preK-12 education

DES MOINES– Gov. Reynolds signed SF 2142 which provides $85.5 million in new state funding for regular program budgets in the 2020-21 school year. This funding comes at a critical…