In the last three weeks, the Iowa Department of Corrections has reported six COVID-related deaths — one employee and five inmates, including the death of an inmate at Anamosa State Penitentiary reported Monday night.
Thanksgiving week is usually one of the busiest travel times of the year, but there has been an 11% decrease in travel on the roads statewide this year according to the Iowa Department of Transportation.
In the eight months since the pandemic hit Eastern Iowa, plenty of businesses had to close as the customers stopped coming. The Iowa Restaurant Association projects up to 1,000 more will close permanently, across the state, by March 1st.
U.S. Marshals say they arrested a man in Cedar Rapids who was wanted for reckless use of an incendiary device, and parole violation in an incident that occurred outside a U.S. Courthouse on November 19.
As the winter season approaches, many area families are rushing to get repairs done to their homes from the August derecho, and a local non profit organization is helping the families who can't afford it.
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has taken steps to accommodate whichever COVID-19 vaccine candidate they get. They formed a committee a couple months ago to plan for a vaccine, including how they would store it. Chief Pharmacy Officer with UIHC Mike Brownlee says there were some logistics to figure out.
Iowa has reached another COVID-19 related milestone as 4,359 additional people were reported to have tested positive for the virus on Friday. That brings the total number of COVID-19 cases to more than 200,000.