(UPDATE March 1, 2021: Iowa will hit a milestone this week, with the Iowa Department of Public Health reporting the state will receive more than 100,000 vaccine doses: 27,830 through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Partnership and 91,100 in its regular state allocation, including 25,600 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. See the full announcement, […]
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Month: February 2021
Nature Center launches online plant sale...
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Indian Creek Nature Center is modifying two of its popular spring events due to the coronavirus pandemic. Beginning today, Feb. 8, 2021, the Spring Plant & Art Sale has begun, with online pre-sales of native perennials, grasses, shrubs, trees and ground cover. The presale will remain open until noon Feb. 24. […]
Family’s pet dog is first animal to test
A Cedar Rapids family’s pet boxer has become the first non-human case of COVID-19 in Iowa. Steve Shriver said their 3 1/2-year-old dog, Eden, is recuperating as of Feb. 4, 2021, after being treated with antibiotics. “She is almost fully recovered,” Shriver said, noting that his family has already recovered from COVID-19. “The dog still […]
State bypasses schools’ request; excess
Leftover COVID-19 vaccine will go to Walgreens and CVS stores for distribution in select Iowa counties, rather than to educators, as several Iowa school districts had requested. A one-time allotment of 64,000 doses, remaining from the Long-Term Care Pharmacy Partnership program, will be available for Iowans ages 65 and up, beginning Feb. 3, 2021. Visit […]
Four Iowans convicted in yearlong poachi...
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reported the results of a yearlong investigation on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, that resulted in the convictions of four Iowans, involving numerous wildlife violations. Learn more from the DNR: A routine inspection of local taxidermy operations in Buchanan and Linn counties began a yearlong investigation into poaching activity and […]