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COVID-19 Cases at County Jail; LaunchPan to Reopen

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Three Woodbury County J ail inmates have tested positive for the coronavirus over the weekend, according to the Sioux City Journal. 

The three inmates were asymptomatic and had been around other inmates prior to being tested. The three are now in isolation. The remaining 144 inmates have been tested, and Sheriff Dave Drew said he expected to begin receiving results yet today.

With the daily totals of new cases in Woodbury County slowing recently, Drew said he had hoped the jail might avoid the coronavirus pandemic.

Once jail officers know how many positive cases they're dealing with, inmates will be reassigned to new units to isolate those who have tested positive. 

A local children's museum is set to open come this July, but it'll have several restrictions in place to protect against the spread of COVID-19. 

The LaunchPAD Children's Museum has announced it will be reopening its doors on July 1. 

But the LaunchPAD is asking guests to visit the museum's website to reserve a time slot in advance of their visit. The museum says the maximum number of guests that will be allowed in the museum at one time is 50. 

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LaunchPAD says temperatures will be taken with contactless thermometers before anyone enters and they have reserved the right to refuse admission to guests with a fever.

The 2020 Downtown LIVE! outdoor concert series scheduled for June, July, and August has been canceled. 

Organizers for the concert series made the announcement Tuesday morning. In a news release, organizers said due to ongoing concerns with COVID-19 they are unable to plan a safe, weekly series of events.

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