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COVID Number 1/6/21

By Valerie Close, Editor · January 6th, 2021
Region 6: Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Grundy, Howard, Jones, Linn, and WinneshiekBenton County Population as of 2019, 25,645Positive Cases since March 2020, 2,021Benton County Recoveries 1,082Active Cases Region 6 Hospitalizations 94Region 6 Beds Available 1,001Region 6 ICU Beds Available 108Region 6 In the ICU 12Region 6 Admitted in the last 24 hours 24Region 6 On Ventilators 3Region 6 Ventilators Available 165Total Benton Co.

Benton County Provides COVID-19 Vaccine Update

By Virginia Gay Hospital · January 5th, 2021
Following the Emergency Use Authorization of both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is partnering with county public health departments to begin vaccinating Iowans. Both vaccines are currently being administered in Iowa to the Phase 1A priority populations of health care personnel and long-term care residents and staff.

Benton County Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

By Virginia Gay Hospital · December 30th, 2020
Benton County Public Health (BCPH) has received an allocation of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for persons in Phase 1-A. This phase includes individuals working in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials. Qualifying individuals in this phase and future phases are determined by Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) at the federal level and Iowa Disease Advisory Council (IDAC) at the state level.

LSI now providing Family Support Program in Vinton

By Vinton Today · December 26th, 2020
Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI) will now provide the Early Childhood Iowa Family Support Program to eligible families in the Vinton area. The program was formerly offered by Horizons – A Family Service Alliance in Vinton, but transitioned to LSI earlier this year. LSI has taken steps over the last six months to formally transition the program.

Over 81,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020, the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period, according to recent provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While overdose deaths were already increasing in the months preceding the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the latest numbers suggest an acceleration of overdose deaths during the pandemic.

ASAC requested that the following news release should be run before Christmas. The idea is to encourage adults NOT to give lottery tickets to children for the holidays. It might encourage children to gamble. In case you have purchased them for the kids, feel free to forward them to Vinton Today, and I'll be sure to keep them out of the hands of your children.

Rethink the Holidays to Ease Stress and Build Memories

By Benton County Extension · December 16th, 2020
The holiday season often brings stress, whether we’re juggling multiple commitments or coping with loneliness. In 2020 the holiday season brings the added stress of navigating COVID-19.“Although we may not be facing the same stresses, we are facing new stresses as we decide how we’ll be spending the holidays and how to keep in touch with family and friends.

ISU & Farm Foundation offer Wellness Resources for Benton Co. Farm Families

By Iowa State University · December 13th, 2020
Pre-paid, ongoing wellness coaching and counseling services are now available to Benton County farm families. Families can get confidential support for a variety of life events via phone, text, live chat, video or app—in addition to existing sources of 24/7 help. Coaching and counseling will be provided through Personal Assistance Services (PAS), which has been engaged to deliverits wide range of services directly to Iowa farm families.

COVID Numbers 12/10/20

By Valerie Close, Editor · December 10th, 2020
Region 6: Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Grundy, Howard, Jones, Linn, and Winneshiek.11/5 11/10 12/10 804 1073 1835 Positive cases since March, Benton Co.246 297 188 Hospitalized, Region 6849 896 939 beds available, Region 6116 117 111 ICU beds available, Region 6 43 32 29 In the ICU, Region 6 51 33 28 Admitted in the last day, Region 6 12 14 22 On Ventilators, Region 6161 155 149 Ventilators available, Region 6 6 6 27 Deaths, Benton Co.

PRZ/Peer Support Recovery Calendar of Events

By Vinton Today · December 7th, 2020
Peer Support Recovery Vinton or PRZ is located at 811 D Ave. in the Access Center and will meet on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.Who we help: Anyone 18 years or older who are in mourning, isolated, depressed, lonely, manic, anxious, angry or anything else.PRZ is a place for adults living with mental illness.

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