DES MOINES, IOWA (March 23, 2020) — Governor Kim Reynolds announced that first-quarter unemployment tax payments that are due April 30 will be delayed till the end of the 2nd quarter, July 31, 2020. Eligible employers include those employers with 50 or fewer employees. Eligible employers also must be in good standing with no delinquencies in quarterly payments.
DES MOINES, IOWA (March 23, 2020) — On 22 March, Governor Kim Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration. The proclamation includes additional mandatory closures, relaxes certain restrictions to promote additional social distancing and provides regulatory relief to Iowa health care industries, among other actions outlined in the proclamation below.
DES MOINES, IOWA (March 23, 2020) — Governor Kim Reynolds will hold a press conference today from the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) in Johnston, Iowa, 2:30PM, to provide an update to the state of Iowa on COVID-19. That press conference will be live-streamed and posted in full on Gov Reynolds’ Facebook Page. Monday, March 23, 2020 Gov. Reynolds to hold Press Conference State Emergency Operations Center 7105 NW 78th Ave Johnston, IA 2:30PM
DES MOINES, IOWA (March 23, 2020) — The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 15 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 105 positive cases. There have been a total of 2,043 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 15 individuals include: Allamakee County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
DES MOINES, IOWA (March 23, 2020) — On March 21, Governor Kim Reynolds announced that the US Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a disaster declaration for the state of Iowa as of January 31, 2020 and continuing. The declaration allows pandemic-impacted small businesses to apply for low-interest support loans. The declaration comes after Gov Kim Reynolds submitted a federal-funding request via the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 20, 2020) — The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of one additional positive case of Iowans with COVID-10, for a total of 45 positive cases. 765 negative tests have been conducted at the State Hygienic Lab.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 20, 2020) — Governor Kim Reynolds issued an additional State Public Health Emergency Declaration effective immediately providing additional regulatory relief to Iowans impacted by this public health disaster. She will hold a press conference at 2PM; details on that are forthcoming.

The declaration relaxes a number of restrictions and regulations and provides relief from other statutes and state regulations:

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 19, 2020) — The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 6 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 44 positive cases. 642 negative tests have been conducted at the State Hygienic Lab.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 18, 2020) – Governor Kim Reynolds signed SF2357, a bill which expands the roles of physician assistants in Iowa, enabling them to better serve patients.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 17, 2020) — Governor Kim Reynolds signed SF2408, legislation that creates emergency measures and supplemental appropriations for key government services to combat the spread of COVID-19. 

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