Governor to Address the State Tonight; SC School Employees to Get Vaccine
Gov. Kim Reynolds is taking her annual Condition of the State address from day time to supper time. She will break with tradition, by addressing a joint convention of the 89th Iowa General Assembly at the Iowa Capitol beginning at 6 p.m. tonight, rather than the typical 10 a.m. Siouxland Public Media will broadcast the speech live and a live stream of the speech will be available at kwit.org. Also, you can hear live reactions to the speech live on Siouxland Public Media as soon as Governor Reynolds is finished her address.
Nearly all of the Sioux City School District's employees will take the coronavirus vaccine in late January or early February. Superindnet Paul Gausman said at last night's school board meeting that he is in discussions with Siouxland District Health Department. The department will set the details of the vaccine plan. Board member Dan Greenwell asked about vaccinating students, and Gausman confirmed said the district has no plans to do that. The board also decided to extend the current hybrid learning format that will end this Friday. Students will be back in school in-person full-time on Monday.
Today, the Iowa Department of Public Health is reporting another 83 COVID-19 deaths and an additional 1,199 confirmed cases.
Today the state was reporting 4,222 COVID-19-related deaths, an increase of 83 deaths since the state's tally yesterday, according to the state's coronavirus.iowa.gov yesterday.
Siouxland District health reports there have been 22 new cases added to the total case count in Woodbury County in the last 24 hours and no new deaths.