Noticias 08.11.21

Aug 12, 2021

Noticias 08-11-21: Community leaders joined forces to stress the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine, especially among younger populations.

Community leaders joined forces to stress the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine, especially among younger populations.

A news conference was held on Wednesday in Sioux City to try and urge younger people to get their shots.

Currently, only 20% of those 12 to 17 have been vaccinated in Woodbury County. The overall rate is 40%. Statewide the level is 47%

Siouxland District Health today released updated numbers on hospitalizations at Sioux City’s two medical facilities. The number is down to 18 from 22 last week and single digits two weeks ago. In the past seven days Woodbury County added 122 new cases with a positivity rate of 9%. Local health officials would like that number to be 4% or below.

To allow for social distancing the Sioux City Community School District announced a change for next week’s back to school night.

Families are asked to set up appointments, instead of just stopping by on Thursday.

A group of Iowa mothers of young school-age children held a rally and sit-in at the Iowa Capitol on Wednesday. They want Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds to issue an executive order reversing a state law that prohibits school boards from implementing mask requirements in schools.

Reynolds shows no signs of reconsidering. She continues to say she trusts Iowans to do the right thing.