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6/10/2021 33,000 of Iowa's Johnson and Johnson COVID vaccine doses are expiring Des Moines Register Iowans' demand for coronavirus shots has sagged to the point that the state may soon have to toss out 33,000 doses of vaccine. The Iowa Department of Public Health confirmed that the doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine will expire this month unless Iowans decide to accept them."We urge anyone who hasn‚Aot been vaccinated to take advantage of this safe and effective one-dose vaccine," department spokeswoman Sarah Ekstrand ...
6/9/2021 Iowa Health Department Asks for Public Help on 5 Year Plan for Wellbeing | AM 600 WMT - NewsRadio DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Public Health is asking for public help on a five-year plan to improve the wellbeing of residents. It's asking people to take a survey and select three areas that are most important as the state emerges from the pandemic. IDPH says its goal is to help people live longer, more productive lives. The survey can be taken until the end of June ...
5/26/2021 No new COVID-19 cases Wednesday in Scott County, just eight in Quad-Cities New COVID-19 infections have steadily declined across the Quad-Cities for the better part of the past two weeks ‚Ai but the numbers in one county reached a new, and welcomed, low Wednesday. The Iowa Department of Public Health reported zero new COVID-19 cases Wednesday in Scott County. And state health officials adjusted Scott County's pandemic-long case count down by one to 21,614. The number of deaths ...
5/23/2021 Opinion: Tom Vilsack has chance to re-establish science in agriculture Des Moines Register In 2001, Gov. Tom Vilsack asked the deans of the colleges of Agriculture at Iowa State University and Public Health at the University of Iowa to assemble a joint committee of faculty to address complaints arising from air emissions from concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs. Twenty-seven well-qualified faculty from both universities met several times, documented adverse environmental and health effects, and reached consensus on recommendations to mitigate ...
5/23/2021 COVID in Iowa update: Health department reports no new deaths Sunday Des Moines Register Iowa reports no new COVID-19-related deaths, 115 more confirmed coronavirus cases on Sunday From staff reports View Comments The Iowa Department of Public Health on Sunday was reporting no new COVID-19 deaths and an additional 115 confirmed cases. At 10 a.m. Sunday, the state was reporting 6,035 total COVID-19-related deaths, according to the state's website . COVID-19 is the disease caused by the coronavirus. The ...
5/22/2021 Coronavirus in Iowa: 10 additional deaths, 170 confirmed cases Des Moines Register The Iowa Department of Public Health on Saturday was reporting 10 additional COVID-19 deaths and an additional 170 confirmed cases. The latest coronavirus numbers in Iowa The latest data as of 10 a.m. Saturday, compared to 10 a.m. Friday:Confirmed cases: 370,500, an increase of 170 Deaths: 6,035, an increase of 10 Total tested: 1,751,143 Total recovered: 357,363 Statewide 14-day positivity rate: 2.9% Story continues below.How many ...
5/21/2021 New Iowa law banning mask mandates by schools and cities hailed as 'about freedom'; decried as tying officials' hands Gov. Kim Reynolds asked lawmakers for a trans athlete ban. The Iowa Legislature adjourned without one. House Republicans said their constituents prompted the change, which they added to the bill Wednesday evening. "This amendment comes ... but also stronger coronavirus variants, future diseases and other local public health issues. "We don't know what's coming down the road," said Rep. Christina Bohannan, D-Iowa City. "And we shouldn't tie the hands of ...
5/21/2021 Iowa reports 7 additional COVID-19 deaths, 176 more cases Friday Des Moines Register The Iowa Department of Public Health on Friday was reporting seven additional COVID-19 deaths and an additional 176 confirmed cases. The latest coronavirus numbers in Iowa The latest data as of 10 a.m. Friday, compared to 10 a.m. Thursday:Confirmed cases: 370,330, an increase of 176 Deaths: 6,025, an increase of seven Total tested: 1,749,609 Total recovered: 357,001 Statewide 14-day positivity rate: 2.9% Story continues below.How many ...
5/21/2021 Iowa City schools 'encourage' masks, but lift mandate after new law The Iowa City school district intended to require masks through the end of the school year ‚Ai but with a new state law that went into effect Thursday morning, that's no longer an option. Instead ... department recommendations rather than that of the Iowa Department of Public Health in instances when guidance conflicted.In a message to families and employees, district leadership pointed out that about half of the residents in ...
5/20/2021 2021 recipients of Guy and Giese Graduate Student Fellowship ... Student Fellowship. The Giese Graduate Fellowship was created in memory of Henry Giese, professor of structures and environment areas for Iowa State University‚Aos Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department (ISU ABE). The Harold and Katherine ... in the agricultural environment to ensure a sustainable future for public health and food security.Lindsey Hartfiel is a Ph.D. student from central Wisconsin, who grew up on her family‚Aos dairy farm. Her childhood ...
5/20/2021 Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signs law banning mask mandates in schools, cities and counties Gov. Kim Reynolds asked lawmakers for a trans athlete ban. The Iowa Legislature adjourned without one. House Republicans said the change, which they added to the bill Wednesday evening, is a result of constituent comments ... but also stronger coronavirus variants, future diseases and other local public health issues. "We don't know what's coming down the road," said Rep. Christina Bohannan, D-Iowa City. "And we shouldn't tie the hands of ...
5/20/2021 Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signs law banning mask mandates in schools, cities and counties Gov. Kim Reynolds asked lawmakers for a trans athlete ban. The Iowa Legislature adjourned without one. House Republicans said their constituents prompted the change, which they added to the bill Wednesday evening. "This amendment comes ... but also stronger coronavirus variants, future diseases and other local public health issues. "We don't know what's coming down the road," said Rep. Christina Bohannan, D-Iowa City. "And we shouldn't tie the hands of ...
5/20/2021 Polk County Iowa vaccine rate: How many people are vaccinated? Des Moines Register Polk County has administered more than 432,590 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, as of Tuesday, according to data from the Iowa Department of Public Health. That's up 5% from the previous week's tally of 410,376 COVID-19 doses administered.In Polk County, 41% of people living in Polk County are fully vaccinated as of May 18. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers someone fully vaccinated two weeks ...
5/20/2021 COVID in Iowa: Polk County government buildings to reopen June 1 Des Moines Register ... wear masks and maintain safe social distance, in keeping with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Polk County Public Health recommendations.Some county services that have been operating online or by appointment only ... property or vehicle tax payments to do so online at iowataxandtags.org.Tax sale buyer certificates for reimbursement, tax sale redemption payments and abstract company payments may still be deposited in a drop box in the ...
5/20/2021 Iowa reports 5 additional COVID-19 deaths, 233 more cases Thursday Des Moines Register The Iowa Department of Public Health on Thursday was reporting five additional COVID-19 deaths and an additional 233 confirmed cases. The latest coronavirus numbers in Iowa The latest data as of 10 a.m. Thursday, compared to 10 a.m. Wednesday:Confirmed cases: 370,154, an increase of 233 Deaths: 6,018, an increase of five Total tested: 1,748,006 Total recovered: 356,590 Statewide 14-day positivity rate: 3.1% Story continues below.How many ...
5/20/2021 Iowa mask mandate ban hurts future responses, health professionals say Des Moines Register ... Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the bill, introduced on the final day of the session, into law in the middle of the night as witnesses to the ceremony clapped, according to video posted by Iowa House Speaker Pat Grassley .Des Moines infectious disease Dr. Rossana Rosa, who has been critical of Reynolds' pandemic response, said the law that makes no sense coping with public health during the COVID-19 pandemic ...
5/20/2021 IDPH: 5 Additional Deaths Reported from COVID-19 | who13.com DES MOINES, Iowa ‚Ai The latest numbers from the Iowa Department of Public Health show five more COVID-19 deaths have been reported and there are 233 new cases of the virus in the state.The new numbers reflect testing reported on the IDPH‚Aos COVID-19 website over the 24 hours between 10:00 a.m. Wednesday and 10:00 a.m. Thursday. The newly reported positive cases and deaths may not have ...
5/19/2021 Top storylines entering the 2021 Iowa state track meet Des Moines Register Let's just start off with the most obvious storyline: the crowd. In case you missed it, Drake University announced Tuesday that it was lifting its 33% capacity limit at Drake Stadium for the three-day Iowa state track meet , which starts Thursday. The decision was a result of the CDC's recently released guidelines for fully vaccinated people, as well as consultation with public health authorities.So, in terms of fan ...
5/19/2021 NEWS 5.18.21: Mask Changes, Farmers to Families Food Giveaway, Derailment Cleanup, and More 1:40 SPM NEWS 5.18.21Iowa school districts are reviewing their policies on mask wearing after the Iowa Department of Public Health issued new guidance late last week.However, several major school district, including Sioux City are still requiring them.The Department of Public Health says masks should be optional and that kids exposed to COVID-19 should not have to stay home.That‚Aos in conflict with the CDC which ...
5/19/2021 State track open to all spectators ... reacts after clearing 5-4 for the first time this season last Thursday, winning the district girls high jump title at Iowa City West. Scott Jackson/The Courier State track open to all spectators Courier sports ... Iowa High School State Track and Field Championships following updated public health guidance and coordination with Drake University and Polk County Health Department.The three-day IHSAA and IGHSAU meet at Drake Stadium will be ...
5/19/2021 Prep track & field: Attendance restrictions for Iowa state meet lifted Iowa track and field fans can rejoice.Anyone who wants to watch the state meet in person now can.The Iowa High School Athletic Association and Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union announced Tuesday that ... have followed guidance from the CDC, the Iowa Department of Public Health, the Polk County Health Department, the NCAA, and our own administration,‚Au Drake University athletic director Brian Hardin said in a release. ‚AuRecently ...
5/19/2021 Attendance Restrictions Removed From State Track Meet Share on TwitterThe Iowa high school state track meet is open for business. The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that as of Tuesday morning, the attendance limitations had been removed for this week's state championships ... rules came after considerations from the Polk County Department of Public Health.High school athletic officials were thrilled at the news saying the changes will allow high school students to compete in front of friends ...
5/19/2021 Masks to become optional in Dubuque public schools ... Iowa Department of Public Health officials also issued guidance last week urging school districts to make masks optional, Dubuque County officials have dropped their mask mandate, and City of Dubuque leaders voted tonight to repeal theirs.Rheingans said the Legislatures moves were "the final piece of the puzzle" in the school district's decision."Let's do change on our terms and let's do it in a way that we can set ...
5/19/2021 Iowa reports 7 additional COVID-19 deaths, 284 more cases Wednesday Des Moines Register The Iowa Department of Public Health on Wednesday was reporting seven additional COVID-19 deaths and an additional 284 confirmed cases. The latest coronavirus numbers in Iowa The latest data as of 10 a.m. Wednesday, compared to 10 a.m. Tuesday:Confirmed cases: 369,921, an increase of 284 Deaths: 6,013, an increase of seven Total tested: 1,745,918 Total recovered: 356,114 Statewide 14-day positivity rate: 3.1% Story continues below.How many ...
5/19/2021 Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds reacts to lifted crowd limits at 2021 Iowa state track meet Des Moines Register While she may not have ultimately had any say in the decision, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds did spark conversation across the state two weeks ago when she asked Drake University to lift attendance limits at ... the guidelines for fully vaccinated people and consultation with local public health authorities, Hardin announced there would be no crowd restrictions at the May 20-22 state track meet .Reynolds gave her reaction on Wednesday to ...