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University of Nebraska Updates Mask Policy as COVID Spreads

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The University of Nebraska has announced updated coronavirus protocols in response to a rising number of cases in the state and guidance from the CDC.  All vaccinated faculty, staff, students and visitors to its campuses are encouraged, but not required, to wear face masks indoors. Unvaccinated people should continue to wear masks. Masks are required indoors for all people at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. University officials strongly recommend vaccinations for everyone affiliated with the university, but won’t require them.

People in 90 of Iowa's 99 counties should wear masks indoors due to increasing rates of COVID-19 activity, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. In northwest Iowa, only Monona County is not on that list. The CDC updated its map of COVID-19 community transmission yesteday to show almost all of the state now has substantial or high levels coronavirus activity. <--break->

A group that advocates for the civil rights of Hispanics is asking Iowa’s Secretary of State to offer voting documents that are translated into other languages, according to RadioIowa.

Under federal guidelines, Tama County offers voting materials in the Meskwaki language and Buena Vista County has translated documents in Spanish. LULAC has filed a formal request, asking the secretary of state to allow voting materials be made available statewide in Spanish, Burmese and other languages. If that doesn’t happen, the group may go to court.

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