On Wednesday, the Linn County Board of Health, along with the county’s Board of Supervisors, approved a proclamation asking Gov. Kim Reynolds for local control on mask mandates and how to enforce them.
Two Eastern Iowa school districts say they are seeing more interest and in enrollment in their home school assistance programs this year. District officials say the choice to home school can go back to many parents concerned about sending students into the classroom and not feeling like any of the return-to-school options is a good fit.
Since completing his prison sentence, Jordan Phillips of Cedar Rapids is putting his life back together. He now has a job and this November he’ll be able to vote again thanks to a new executive order restoring some felon voting rights.
The Linn County Board of Supervisors and the Linn County Board of Health unanimously approved a proclamation requesting counties receive authority from Gov. Reynolds to enact legally enforceable COVID-19 response measures.
During Gov. Reynolds’ Tuesday press conference, she announced the state will allocate $125 million in federal CARES Act funds to local governments to assist with direct expenses incurred in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.