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The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 87 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 786 positive cases. An additional three deaths were also reported: an older adult (61-80 years) from Linn County, a middle-aged adult (41-60 years) from Henry County, and an older adult (61-80 years) from Polk County.

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) is encouraging Iowans – including small businesses – with questions and concerns related to COVID-19 to continue reaching out to her office. In addition, Ernst has created a series of COVID-19 resource pages on her website, which includes information for Iowa’s families and individuals, seniors, and small businesses to navigate the impact of COVID-19.

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 85 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 699 positive cases. There have been a total of 8,764 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs. According to IDPH, the locations and age ranges of the 85 individuals include:Allamakee County, 1 adult (18-40 years)Clayton County, 1 adult (18-40 years)Clinton County, 4 middle age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)Crawford County, 1 middle age adu...

CARES Act Retirement Provisions FAQ

By State Of Iowa · April 3rd, 2020
I need to withdraw money from my retirement account to cover expenses related to the health emergency. Am I eligible? Generally, if the account is in an eligible retirement plan, the plan may permit you to take a coronavirus-related distribution if: · You, your spouse, or dependent has been diagnosed with the coronavirus (i.

Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration. The proclamation orders the closure of schools until April 30th, waiving time requirements as long as school districts put in place a continuous learning plan. The proclamation also extends closures and limits placed on bars and restaurants, previously identified retail stores, prohibits social gatherings of more than ten people, and continues to ban nonessential and elective surgeries until April 30th.

TELEHEALTH SERVICESSECTION THIRTY-ONE. Pursuant to Iowa Code § 29C.6(6) and Iowa Code § 135.144(3), and in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Public Health, I continue to suspend the regulatory provision of Iowa Code chapters § 514C.34 to the extent that it excludes from the definition of telehealth the provision of services through audio-only telephone transmission, and I direct the Insurance Commissioner to use all available means, including the authority of Iowa Code §§ 505.

SUSPENSION OF FORECLOSURESSECTION FIFTY-FIVE. Pursuant to Iowa Code §§ 29C.6(6) and 135.144(3), and in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Public Health, I continue to temporarily suspend the regulatory provisions of Iowa Code chapters 646, 654, 655A, and 656 allowing for the commencement of foreclosure proceedings, or the prosecution of ongoing foreclosure proceedings, on residential, commercial, and agricultural real property located in the state of Iowa.

MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSING AND REGISTRATION RELIEFSECTION SEVENTY-SEVEN. Pursuant to Iowa Code § 29C.6 (6), I continue to temporarily suspend the regulatory provisions of Iowa Code § 321.196 prescribing that a driver’s license issued to a person age seventy-two or older expires after two years. Suspension of this provision is limited to driver’s licenses which have expired within the 60 days prior to this Proclamation or during the duration of this Proclamation or any subsequent extension of this proclamation.

Additional COVID cases and deaths, none from Benton County

By State Of Iowa · April 2nd, 2020
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 66 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 614 positive cases. According to IDPH, two additional deaths were reported; 2 older adults (61-80) of Linn County. There have been a total of 8,054 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.

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