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Health Groups Ask Gov. Reynolds for State Mask Mandate

304 07.28.20

A coalition of health groups led by the Iowa Medical Society have sent Governor Kim Reynolds a letter, urging her to issue a statewide face mask mandate.  

Fifteen groups, including the Iowa Medical Society, representing 12,000 health care providers signed onto the letter, which was first obtained by The Des Moines Register.The groups say widespread use of face coverings will slow the spread of the virus and save lives. 

Governor Reynolds has encouraged Iowans to “mask up,” but has resisted a statewide mandate.

The Siouxland District Health Department today has reported 9 new cases of COVID-19 in Woodbury County. The Iowa Department of Public Health, as of this morning  there are a total of 3,569 positive cases of COVID-19 in Woodbury county. The death toll remains at 47.

Iowa state health data released today showed seven more COVID-19 deaths and another 253 confirmed cases from the day before.

The latest health statistics for Nebraska show the state approaching 25,000 confirmed cases.  800 cases were confirmed Friday through Sunday, bringing the state's total to 24,618. There were no new deaths and the toll remains at 316. 

The South Dakota Department of Health on Saturday reported the state's highest daily total of cases since May. The State epidemiologist says people should “pay attention to their individual actions” to reduce COVID-19 infections. Yesterday, South Dakota reported 49 new cases 

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