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Two children being treated in Eastern Io...

UPDATED with comments from the hospital treating the two patients. By Cindy Hadish Two children in Eastern Iowa suspected of having multisystem inflammatory syndrome¬† related to the novel coronavirus are in stable condition, state epidemiologist Dr. Caitlin Pedati said. During Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ press conference on Monday, May 18, Pedati said the Iowa Department […]

Governor Reynolds delays decision on reo...

Amidst the backdrop of another high death toll reported Tuesday, May 12, 2020, Governor Kim Reynolds announced she had delayed her decision on “reopening” businesses in Iowa. Reynolds had said Monday that her decision would be announced today, as many of the state’s mitigation measures expire this Friday, May 15, but said during today’s press […]

Cruisin’ the Avenue: Part Deux

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — An estimated 5,000 vehicles took to First Avenue last week to “cruise the Avenue,” and while some of the same car aficionados and nostalgia-seekers came out again Saturday, May 9, the cruisin’ was more subdued. More: Photos from the May 2 Cruisin’ the Avenue Whether it was the time change in […]

Fastest increases in COVID-19 mostly in ...

State Senator Rob Hogg (D-Cedar Rapids) was among early voices to call for strong efforts to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in Iowa. Hogg has since been closely following the number of confirmed cases and deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus. Just two days ago, Iowa saw an escalation […]

Iowa farmers markets are opening; here’s

Large-scale farmers markets face different challenges to abide by state-issued coronavirus-related requirements than do smaller markets. Those sizable markets, including Iowa City and Downtown Cedar Rapids, have major changes in store to comply with social distancing and other recommendations issued in response to the pandemic. New Iowa farmers market guidelines include: — Markets may only […]

Iowa single-day COVID-19 deaths escalate...

Iowa announced another record number of deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus, while the number of confirmed cases statewide has surpassed 10,000. Nineteen Iowans were reported May 5, 2020, to have died of COVID-19, surpassing the previous single-day high of 14 deaths on April 30, and bringing the state’s total […]