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Additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa

This news story was published on March 18, 2020.
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DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of six additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 29 positive cases. According to IDPH, three individuals are residents of Johnson County; the other three are residents of Adair, Blackhawk and Dallas Counties.

Earlier today, Gov. Reynolds issued a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency, activating the public health response and recovery aspects of the State Disaster Emergency Plan. She released a video statement that can be viewed here.

The governor also signed SF 2408 today, legislation that creates emergency measures and supplemental appropriations for key government services to combat the spread of COVID-19. Read more about that here.

A status report of monitoring and testing of COVID19 in Iowa provided by IDPH can be found here. In addition, a public hotline has been established for Iowans with questions about COVID-19. The line is available 24/7 by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431.

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2 Responses to Additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 18, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    They need to restrict travel on I-35 to only essential services only. No buses of course. Flying is a thing of the past. Good chance you’ll become stranded wherever if caught with the virus. Stay home.

  2. Doc Holiday Reply Report comment

    March 18, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    Shelter in place. Stay home. Sign up for unemployment even if you don’t think you will get it. Things are changing fast on a national level. States are lagging. Be proactive, not reactive. Preventive medicine is best!