Coronavirus: Iowa headlines and numbers

West Branch High Schools celebrates graduation with parade
Cedar Rapids man mistakenly named on New York Times cover
Cedar Rapids nurse returns home after helping COVID-19 patients
Murphy brothers miss out on last soccer season together due to pandemic
Getting diplomas in a different way this year
Honoring 2020 senior graduates
State website will down this weekend for maintenance
Tyson emphasizing safety improvements
River museum in Dubuque opens to public Saturday
Catholic churches figuring out how to open safely
Eviction moratorium expires next week
Scouts staying active
Iowa City cancels fireworks
1,700 Iowans sign up for TestIowa appointments
Pediatric COVID-19 patient released
Premier estates outbreak over
TestIowa concerns
Salvage Summer
Collins Road theatre to open May 29
Temporarily stopping on evictions expires next week
Concerns with TestIowa
Salvaging the rest of summer
Improved safety measures after outbreaks at Tyson Plant
Curbside pick-up at library
Univ. of Iowa announced face-to-face classes resume this fall
Pediatric patient with COVID-19 related disease released
Some businesses holding off on opening doors again
Fewer passengers at airports
Voluntary workouts can start June 1st
Dog racing looking different
Trouble getting tested
Sheriff isnt sad to see testing site go
TestIowa criteria expanding
Risk for a second wave of cases
Blank Park Zoo reopens Friday
National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium reopens
Fewer people are filing claims for unemployment
New study: Stay-at-home order could have slowed cases
Changes at the lake in Coralville
Non-profits feeling affects of canceled fundraisers
More COVID-19 testing available
Summer learning guidelines
High school sports resume next month
Band director visits students ahead of summer
Getting creative with fundraising
Secondhand stores taking extra precautions upon reopening
Cap and gown pickup held at Waterloo schools
Restaurants surviving shutdown, hope to thrive with reopening
Stores that sell used items making adjustments as they reopen
School districts dealing with distance learning
Delaware County Fair waiting on restrictions to be lifted to proceed
Tyson says it responded to OSHA complaint sooner than state claims
SportAbility, Special Olympics trying to keep kids engaged amid cancellations
No-bid contract awarded to company owned by GOP donor facing felony charges
Local hospital has been using hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 patients
Road construction activity modified by pandemic
Senior living community residents bang pots, pans in support of workers
Summer Special Olympics plans on "virtual" event this year
VIDEO: Dubuque long term care facility confirms more COVID-19 cases
Univ. of Iowa Hospitals facing potential cash crunch
Coronavirus restrictions at state parks to be eased
Farmers have questions ahead of federal aid program
Dog rescue pleased by response to can donation drive
AirCare performs flyovers for EMS Week
Coralville American Legion discusses Memorial Day changes
Summer sports returning for high schools
Univ. of Iowa Health Care try to avoid layoffs while facing possible losses
Food bank facing increased need while donations take dip
Pandemic-related shortfall nearing $100 million possible for UIHC
Surge in demand strains some food banks
High school softball, baseball to resume in June
High school sports' governing bodies approve return to practice, play
Theater in Independence getting ready to reopen
Czech & Slovak Museum still planning to reopen by mid-June
Bars also slated for reopening, but a little later than some other businesses
Cedar Rapids man donates stimulus for use for meals for healthcare workers
Dubuque Archdiocese announces return to in-person services
Belle Plaine schools planning drive-in style graduation ceremony
Mt. Mercy hosts commencement ceremony virtually
Farmer's Market restrictions
Expanding outdoor sales
Church in Iowa County preparing to open
Nonprofit started by former Kernel
Marion farmers' market opens for the first time this year
Cities and restaurant owners consider using sidewalks to expand reach
Kirkwood Community College holds virtual graduation ceremony
Former Kernels manager starts non-profit to give back
Reynolds watching key data as businesses reopen
Salons open statewide
Restaurants across the state now can reopen
Canceling boy scouts large group activities
Virtual Farmers Market in Iowa City
Vehicles lined up at the mobile food pantry
Company donated $920,000 to hospital
Bringing cheer to residents
Watching data as businesses open
Restaurants make some changes as they reopen
Vigil held for shooting victim
Salon increases safety procedures
Medical providers concerned about what will happen after proclamation ends
Providing entertainment for the neighborhood
Reynolds: Key metrics changing
Restaurants reopening in Dubuque
Generate lab in Cedar Rapids
New model from researchers says re-opening could lead to more cases
Uncertainty in the job market for college graduates
Bars vs. Restaurants reopening
Drive-through food pantry
Governor celebrates 2020 graduates
IEDA launches second survey for businesses
Restaurants wondering if they should open or not
Leaders in Linn County questioning if TestIowa site is working
Restaurants weigh re-opening
Restaurants preparing to re-open
Possible issues with TestIowa sites and getting results
Transportation issues during the pandemic
People brought cans to the can shed after it re-opened
Drive-through mobile food pantry
Educators trying to prevent loss in education over the summer
Photographers are helping families take snapshots of their lives during pandemic
Photographers are helping families take snapshots of life during the pandemic
Des Moines high school graduate makes game to raise money to fight virus
VIDEO: Upper Iowa Beef plant confirms coronavirus outbreak
Des Moines mayor disagreed with Gov. Reynolds on reopening businesses
Validation process complete
Pools not opening
Almost 17,000 Iowans apply for unemployment
Cedar Rapids re-starting bus service
New outbreaks at long terM care facilities
Some churches delay in-person services, continue to meet online
First weekend Iowa campgrounds re-open with restrictions
St. Jude Sweet Corn Festival cancels 2020 event
Cedar Rapids Flower Shop still busy on Mother's Day amid pandemic
Former Hawkeye has virtual wedding amid pandemic
214 additional people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Iowa
Iowa partially reopening some locations this weekend
Employees furloughed at West Liberty Turkey Plant
Group shows support for front line workers on Cedar Rapids Car Cruise
Thousands of empty cans & bottles donated to help local non-profits
Lisbon family finding new ways to exercise during pandemic
Stockpiling cans for a cause
Social distancing concerns over cruise
Trail made in backyard
Vice President visits Iowa
Vice President staffer tests positive
397 new cases in Iowa
More than 1,000 cases related to Tyson Plant
Keeping children engaged
Substance abuse advocates worried about overdose
Vice President Mike Pence visits Iowa
Pence meets with religious leaders
One-on-one with Vice President over COVID-19 response
Collecting shoes for cancer society
Food pantry ensures they have food
Kennedy Mall in Dubuque re-opens
Pet food pantry available for those in need
Worries over re-opening dental offices
Vice Presidents plane delayed to Iowa after staffer tests positive
Retail store re-open
Man recovers from COVID-19
Animal shelter serving more pet food
Iowa dentists working to re-open
Vice President speaks with Iowa leaders
Owner: Re-opening was worth it
Serving meals at the ballpark
Tyson plant wont be up to full capacity just yet
Taking meetings online
Launch of new COVID-19 dashboard
Teenager waiting on results
Unemployment claims continue to rise
Tyson to re-open Waterloo plant
Pence: Iowa is a leader in COVID-19 response
Alzheimers Association offers programs to help families
Gyms will be able to re-open for single customers Friday
Leaders in Iowa City meeting online
New website to track cases
TestIowa site set up in Cedar Rapids
Meat shortage concerns
Tyson employees in Waterloo return to work
Resource to show where Iowans are taking tests
Dashboard to reference COVID-19 cases
TestIowa site in Cedar Rapids
Data Analyst: Lack of data means theres much that Iowans dont know
Small percentage of tests damaged
Easing restrictions on fitness centers
Farmers struggle to keep farms afloat
State experiences most COVID-19 deaths in one day
TestIowa site coming to Cedar Rapids on Thursday
Federal funding allocated to schools for coronavirus response
Hy-Vee limiting meat purchases for customers
Doctor in Dubuque raising money for Marshallese families in need
Dubuque implementing curbside voting at Elections Annex
Coralville food pantry offering dozens of hot Chinese meals
Hancher giving ticketholders option to donate, rather than refund
Officials release numbers from workplace COVID-19 outbreaks
Pence to visit Iowa on Friday
Johnson County more than triples full-time contact tracing staff
Mayors of Iowas largest cities write letter to Congress on COVID-19 funding
"Giving Tuesday" comes early to help with pandemic struggles
Dole, Hy-Vee give away thousands of bananas
Iowa City native shares experience working as doctor in New York City
Patrons can donate ticket cost, rather than refund, at Hancher
Food trucks return outside NewBo City Market
Cases top 10,000 in Iowa since start of COVID-19 spread
Dubuque County to increase long-term care facility staff testing
WWII vet in Cedar Rapids gets surprise 95th birthday parade
Local meat lockers seeing surge in demand after Hy-Vee restriction
Location of TestIowa site concerns truck driver who works in area
Donor gives entire stimulus check to West Branch pizzeria
9 more deaths from COVID-19 identified by officials, along with 528 cases
Iowa doctors seeing pandemic affect kids' vaccinations
Non-profits hit hard financially during pandemic
757 more confirmed cases of COVID-19, five more deaths statewide
Lindale Mall hosts food, essential items drive to support older adults
Linn County begins contact tracing for virus
IDPH says we have no reached the peak
Some businesses open Friday
Safety for semi truck drivers
Veterans home outbreak
Backlog with reporting test results
COVID-19 patient released after 36 days
FDA gives approval for COVID-19 treatment
Restaurant not re-opening right now
Businesses open for the first time
Farmers market opens at NewBo next week
Cutting back on driving instruction
Flag designed to honor first responders
Accuracy in testing
Tyson plant in Waterloo remains closed
Percentage of people needing ventilators increases
Researchers say Iowa should keep social distancing
Reynolds defends accuracy of testing
Board of Regents discusses financial strain on universities
Unemployment payment issues
Businesses to re-open in 77 counties Friday
Slowly resuming elective surgeries
Researchers: Model forecast of 10,000 deaths highly unlikely
Making sure all students have access to internet
COVID-19 making it harder for incoming freshman basketball players
Message from Black Hawk County Sheriff
Validating Test Iowa process
Iowans waiting for unemployment
UI researchers say social distancing is biggest factor
How to bring back elective surgeries
COVID-19 impacts public universities
Providing help virtually
Getting students connected to online learning
Risk of losing unemployment benefits
302 new cases in Iowa
Outbreak at Westbrook Acres in Tama County
Patient to leave hospital after 5 weeks
Keeping kids active in pandemic
Researchers: Be cautious of model warning of second wave
New long term care facility has outbreak
Saving energy during the pandemic
Multiple new outbreaks at long-term care facilities
More cases, nine more deaths from COVID-19 reported Tuesday
TestIowa site coming to Waterloo to test more for COVID-19
Antibody testing to be used at northern Iowa plant
Strain on food supply chain could trickle down to those in need
State outlines rules for restaurants in counties allowed to reopen
Tips for helping children with special needs during pandemic
Religious leaders resistant to returning to in-person worship
Cedar County coffee shop sticking with take-out only despite relaxation of rules
Cedar Rapids doctor shares experience after two weeks working in Manhattan
Linn County group requesting bike donations
More deaths announced from COVID-19 as state gets closer to partial reopening
Businesses in different counties adapt to changing rules
Univ. of Iowa model recommended not easing restrictions too quickly
Doctor from Cedar Rapids returns home after offering help in New York
Linn, Johnson Counties announce collaboration for smooth elections
Increase in demand for hot meals being met by local groups collaborating
Local farmer's markets reacting to loosened restrictions
PrideFest canceled
Missing out on farmer's markets
Helping businesses stay open
Church holds 'prayer parade' for long-term care facilities
Farmers finding new ways to reach customers after pushing back start dates
Health care workers in Cedar Rapids find creative way to help cancer patient
Positive case for employee who worked at Linn County Jail
Gradual process for resuming elective prodecures
Business owners cautious to re-open
Rules announced for farmer's markets
United Way fund opened
Hand delivering meals
Hospitals and clinics can resume elective surgeries
Businesses waiting to find out when they can open again
Need for homemade face masks increasing
New city budget in Dubuque
Elective surgeries can resume on Monday
West Liberty Foods announces positive cases
UnityPoint Health opening second respiratory clinic in Waterloo
Disaster fund created to help those struggling during pandemic
Students drive up to pick up cap and gowns
Staying physically active during pandemic
Surgeries disrupted by coronavirus a problem for chronic pain patients
State sees largest jump in COVID-19 cases so far
Black Hawk County health board urges governor to shut Tyson plant
Whirlpool closing Amana plant for second time due to COVID-19
UnityPoint announces cuts
Freedom Festival canceled due to pandemic concerns
Two more Univ. of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics employees test positive
Gov. Reynolds announces TestIowa plan
Brewery workers pitching in to get rice to food pantries
Officials cancel Freedom Festival out of caution with COVID-19
Iowa's standard for long-term care facility outbreaks obscures some cases
TestIowa initiative asks all Iowans to take COVID-19 assessment
Freedom Fest canceled for first time since 2008 flood
Officials in Johnson County support TestIowa
Hospitals suffering from cancellation of non-essential procedures
Workers at Big Grove give hand to fill food pantries' rice needs
Iowa's new testing initiative aims to screen all residents
Iowa's new testing initiative aims to screen all residents
Plant shutdowns could mean meat consumers will have to adapt
Students in Iowa will not be going back to school this year
Prepared for COVID-19 fatalities
Doctors: Plasma could combat COVID-19
Cedar Graphics making masks
Beware of stimulus-related scams
Schools closed for the rest of the year
Importance of schools outside educational services
191 new cases in Iowa
Sending 2700 tests to Tyson Plant
Workers at UIHC test positive
Stadiums light up for athletes
Local Medical Examiner learning from COVID-19 cases in another state
60+ COVID-19 cases at UIHC
Plan for economic recovery after COVID-19 pandemic
Iowa schools will not return this year
Asking for a temporary shut down of Tyson plant
Figuring out what the rest of the school year looks like
New cases in Iowa
Donating plasma may reduce the COVID-19 death rate
Economic recovery
Company in Hiawatha making masks
New perspective of the virus from working in another state
New proclamation in effect for some northeast Iowa counties
Increasing number of cases in Black Hawk County
Delay in stimulus check
Woman struggling after losing job
Support Local Bingo
New cases in Iowa
Region 6 reaches 10 on states metric system
Suspected additional outbreak at Tyson plant in Waterloo
Sen. Grassley says more Americans need to be tested
Prohibiting gatherings in region 6
Outbreaks at long-term care facilities
Linn County under new restrictions
COVID-19 impact on pet clinics
Impact on real estate
Proclamation for more restrictions
More outbreaks at long-term care facilities in Linn County
Black Hawk County response
Social impact of LGBT bar closed due to COVID-19 pandemic
Number of cases rises by 146 in Iowa
Linn Countys response to new restrictions
Sending tests to Tyson plant in Waterloo
New outbreaks at long-term care facilities
Unemployment claims rise in Iowa
Trucks continue to navigate through uncertain times
Pet hospitals also going through changes
Effects on rural economy
Local COVID-19 test processing begins in Dubuque
Hog farmers bracing for ripple effects of plant closures
Volunteers make masks for Cedar Rapids firefighters
Shelters adjusting protocols to help assist homeless during pandemic
Group worried about tobacco use among teens during pandemic
Different kind of NFL draft approaching for Hawkeye players
Two employees at Tyson Foods plant die from COVID-19
People of color disproportionately harmed by COVID-19 in food processing plants
Nine more residents with COVID-19 at Linn Manor
Plasma transfusions from recovered COVID-19 patients studied in Iowa City
Menswear store in Cedar Rapids lays off entire staff, hoping to stay afloat
Garden center says more people interested in growing produce
Recycling services disrupted for some communities
Governor's office provides Wednesday COVID-19 update
More testing for Tyson plant employees in Columbus Junction
Livestock farmers worried about impact of plant closures
Branstad: Focus on saving lives now, not blame
Rapid COVID-19 testing machines deployed to certain cities
Dubuque bank makes donation for local COVID-19 relief efforts
Ferentz focused on keeping team as prepared as possible
96 more COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths in Iowa
Plant closures could have eventual effect on farmers
Tanager Place offering virtual support to high school students
Lab testing for COVID-19 begins in Dubuque
Homeless shelters get creative to keep clients safe
Smaller colleges aiming to retain students as coronavirus tightens budgets
Hairstylist in Cedar Rapids denied unemployment
Miracles in Motion working to take care of horses amid Coronavirus pandemic
Firehouse Subs in Cedar Rapids making free sandwiches for some first responders
Local food pantry seeing an increase in people needing help amid unemployment.
What happens if patients chose not to stay home
Temporary housing for caregivers
PPE shortage order
Safety measures at state prisons
The role of an ASL interpreter
EPI curve flattening
Researchers hope to find vaccine
Tulip festival canceled in Pella
101st birthday parade
Feeding Iowans Task Force
Order to extend PPE use
COVID-19 patient at Mercy recovering
National Guard delivers PPE
One step closer to finding a vaccine
9 deaths confirmed at Heritage Speciality Care
Researchers working on vaccine
Flattening the curve
Small businesses holding out for help
Church services online for Easter
Safety measure at state penitentiary
PPE delivered by National Guard
Celebrating Easter at church remotely
State Hygienic Lab expects to get machines to get faster COVID-19 results
County leaders help care facility
Safety of mail during COVID-19 outbreak
Governor thanks those who have gotten PPE to medical workers
Mobile food pantry
Iowa Advocacy group wants directive to help with child support
Over 200 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Linn County
Feeding the front line workers
125 new cases of COVID-19
Expected peak in Iowa remains unchanged
Many residents & workers at long-term facility test positive for COVID-19
Fields of Dreams game in question
Town hall available for people to ask questions about coronavirus
Congress could vote soon on small business funding
Historic unemployment leads to slow responses from Iowa Workforce Development
NextGen Iowa holding town hall to answer questions about coronavirus
Arthritis patients are feeling the impact of a drug shortage
Washington High School coach battling COVID-19
Mercy Iowa City helping Iowans make and distribute masks
Iowa schools have until April 10 to decide how to teach students
Gov. Reynolds designated April 9 as a Day of Prayer
Online tutoring an option for Kirkwood Community College students
Eastern Iowa man's film challenge submission gets thousands of views
Proclamation from the Governor's Office causing confusion for chiropractors
Iowa to receive $44 million in federal emergency funding for medical equipment
Flexsteel laying off workers due to the pandemic
More Americans fostering pets during pandemic
Newlyweds, both doctors, spend honeymoon fighting coronavirus
Marion native affected by WNBA season suspension
Team Wasp Care-a-van rides in surprise parade
85 new cases of COVID-19 in Iowa
Iowa Board of Medicine wants shelter in place
Gov. Reynolds defends about not putting shelter in place order in effect
New kit for patients recovering at home
Des Moines Schools finishing year online
Emergency aid grants
3 new cases in Johnson County
Gov. Reynolds explains why she has not issued shelter in place
Johnson County update on COVID-19
Keeping the heat on
Dubuque making choice on handling classwork
Businesses transition to mostly online amid coronavirus outbreak
More time together during outbreak can put tension in relationships
Gov. Reynolds announces outbreak of COVID-19 at Cedar Rapids care facility
Linn County now has most COVID-19 cases in Iowa
Linn County officials provide Monday coronavirus update
Linn Co. Supervisors approve pay for Options employees
Dubuque officials provide COVID-19 update
John Deere suspends Dubuque production after positive test
Employees at Quaker Oats plant test positive for COVID-19
Dozens of Dubuque healthcare workers pen letter to say "stay home"
Johnson County supervisors request shelter-in-place order for Iowa
Classes at Summit Schools in Cedar Rapids shift online
ACLU, others file suit against Gov. Reynolds over non-emergency surgery order
Man using social media posts to encourage eating at local restaurants
57 new cases, 2 deaths in the state of Iowa
Alliant Energy confirms positive case
John Deere employee tests positive
Finkenauer wants Stay at Home order
Some not following Governors order
COVID-19 impact on small businesses
Nursing home takes precautions
First cases in Butler & Iowa County
4 residents at care center test positive for COVID-19
Need for ventilators
Making adjustments to shelters with COVID-19 outbreak
Blood donations still needed
Dubuque mayor recommends residents stay home
Linn County officials: Need to do more to stop spread
Dubuque holds virtual city council meeting
Gov. Reynolds announces new small business relief grants
Dubuque man goes to work sick, later positive for COVID-19
Iowa Sec. of State extends absentee voting period
Lunch distribution begins in several school districts
Northeast Iowa businesses turn toward mask production
New COVID-19 cases announced, Reynolds announces small business relief
Iowans spread kindness during coronavirus pandemic
Free meals for students in Iowa
Diaper Bank offering drive through pick-up
Warnings on COVID-19 scams
Johnson County officials provide coronavirus update
Linn County officials provide coronavirus update
Iowa City Schools begin lunch distribution
Some factories stay open during coronavirus spread
Some factories stay open during coronavirus spread
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This article will be updated regularly with the latest developments on the COVID-19 coronavirus in Iowa.

An Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church parishioner receives palms for Palm Sunday via drive-thru in response to the coronavirus outbreak, Saturday, April 4, 2020, in Ankeny, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Latest numbers from Iowa Dept. of Public Health
Updated Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at 11:00 a.m.

  • COVID-19 Reported Cases in Iowa: 17,659
  • COVID-19 Deaths in Iowa: 466
  • Click here for a county-by-county breakdown of cases

    Latest local headlines:

  • National Motorcycle Museum reopens with new safety rules
  • Adventureland plans early June reopening, water park to remain closed
  • Registered nurse from eastern Iowa returns after helping COVID-19 patients in New York City
  • Gov. Reynolds extends existing proclamation though June 25, more permitted to open

    Information about IRS economic impact (stimulus) payments
    More information on the IRS program for individual and joint tax filers, including more about eligibility, can be found here.



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