DES MOINES, IOWA (April 9, 2020) — On April 8, Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation declaring Thursday, April 9, as a “Day of Prayer” in Iowa, urging Iowans to “unite in prayer” in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, inviting Iowans to participate in the 59th Annual Iowa Prayer Breakfast, which is offered entirely online this year. 

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 9, 2020) — On April 8, The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) was notified of 97 additional positive cases for a total of 1,145 positive cases. There have been an additional 1,151 negative tests for a total of 12,821 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs. 

According to IDPH, an additional death was also reported:

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 7, 2020) — The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 102 additional positive cases for a total of 1,048 positive cases. There have been an additional 1,017 negative tests for a total of 11,670 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.

According to IDPH, an additional 1 death was also reported: 

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 6, 2020) — Governor Kim Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration, ordering additional closures and relaxing additional regulations to support the state’s efforts to combat COVID-19. The proclamation also calls on law enforcement to assist in the enforcement of these mitigation efforts. Gov Reynolds discussed the new proclamation at her 11:00 a.m. press conference.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 6, 2020) — The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 83 additional positive cases for a total of 868 positive cases. There have been an additional 519 negative tests for a total of 9,973 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs. An additional 8 deaths were reported to IDPH.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 6, 2020) — On April 4, Governor Kim Reynolds received word from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that more than $44 million has been obligated to the State of Iowa for reimbursement of expenses related to the COVID-19 response.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 6, 2020) — On April 3, Governor Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Matthew McDermott as a justice of the Iowa Supreme Court.

“Matt is a talented, smart, and astute lawyer with deep Iowa roots,” said Gov Reynolds. “His commitment to the rule of law and passion for service will now benefit all Iowans as he joins the Iowa Supreme Court.”

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 3, 2020) — 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:

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 3, 2020) — On April 2, Governor Kim Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration. The proclamation orders the closure of schools until April 30, waiving time requirements as long as school districts put in place a continuous learning-plan.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 2, 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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