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After Criticism, Woodbury County Sups to Consider Use of Federal Coronavirus Funds for New LEC

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Every person in Iowa, vaccinated or not, should wear a mask when in public indoor spaces because of the level of spread of COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC recommends the measure to stem the tide of the disease when there is a substantial spread of the virus — 50 or more confirmed COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents in the prior week, or a positive test rate of 8% or greater.  Ten Iowa counties have a substantial spread of the COVID-19 causing coronavirus. The other 89 counties, including Woodbury county, have a high spread, according to the CDC's data as of Aug. 20 Nearly 60 percent of Iowans are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. In Woodbury County, almost 45 percent are fully vaccinated.


The Woodbury County Board of Supervisors will consider issues related to the under-construction Law Enforcement Center at its meeting tomorrow afternoon. Last week, a group called United Today, Stronger Tomorrow held a press conference at the courthouse to express concerns about the project's use of more than 15 million dollars in American Recovery Plan Act funds. In March of 2020, Woodbury County voters approved a 50 million dollar bond issue to build the new LEC on a 38-acre plot of land in the vicinity of 28th street. The board meeting begins at 4:30 tomorrow afternoon in the board chambers of the courthouse. It will also be available on the county’s YouTube channel.

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