Dakota County Health Department

National Weather Service/Sioux Falls

Parts of Siouxland are under a heat advisory until six tonight. The heat index will climb easily into the triple digits. According to the National Weather Service, there is a chance for severe storms with hail and high wind. Plus, areas south of Yankton to Spencer will have an elevated risk for a brief tornado.

Due to the heat, Hunt Elementary school will have an early dismissal. While a new school is being built, students are attending class in the old Crescent Park building. It is the only non-air conditioned school in the district.

Dakota County Health Department

Tonight, the Sioux City Community School Board meets to discuss the district’s Return-to-Learn plan and Pandemic relief funding.

Students started last school year with a hybrid model of learning with two days in the classroom. That continued for a few weeks and again after the winter break.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m.


Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has signed a bill into law putting new limits on government agency diversity trainings and school lessons related to racism and sexism.

The new law says trainings and lessons must not promote certain ideas, including that the US and the state of Iowa are systemically racist or sexist.

In a statement, Reynolds claims that “critical race theory” teaches kids to judge people based on their race or gender. She says, quote, “I am proud to have worked with the legislature to promote learning, not discriminatory indoctrination.”

State of Iowa


Governor Kim Reynolds says Iowa will join a group of Republican-led states ending pandemic-related federal programs that give extra cash to unemployed workers.

Reynolds says the state will end the federal boost, including additional $300-a-week unemployment payments.

Reynolds says benefits are keeping people from returning the work and are hindering the state's economy — a charge echoed by Republican governors in several other states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Montana and South Carolina.

The benefits will end June 12. 

Dakota County Health Department

The Iowa Department of Public Health shows three more deaths due to complications of COVID-19 and more than 500 new cases, including seven more in Woodbury County. Since the start of the pandemic more than 15,000 Woodbury County residents have tested positive for the virus and 224 deaths.

The 14-day test positivity rate in Woodbury County is 4.1%, this is slightly above the state rate of 4%.

Dakota County added five more COVID-19-related deaths yesterday, bringing its total to 76. The Northeast Nebraska county has 4,090 total cases of the virus and a seven-day rolling positivity rate of 3.75%, according to the Dakota County Health Department.  No other Siouxland counties reported new COVID-19-related deaths on yesterday. 

Woodbury County added three new cases of the virus, bringing its case total to 15,006, according to Siouxland District Health Department. Its 14-day positivity rate on tests was 3.75%. Health officials have said anything above 5% is a concern. District Health reports that 12 patients were hospitalized yesterday at either MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center or UnityPoint Health -- St. Luke's, which was unchanged from Sunday.As of yesterday afternoon, 24,790 people in Woodbury County had received both shots of a two-dose vaccine, while another 2,885 had received a single-dose vaccine, according to state statistics. That's nearly 27% of the county's population.

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The Nebraska Department of Health reports the COVID-19 variant from the United Kingdom has been found in Siouxland somewhere in the counties covered by the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department. This includes the counties of Cedar, Dixon, Thurston, and Wayne. The variant is more infectious and could cause more severe illness.

National Weather Service

A blizzard warning continues through six o’clock tonight for a majority of the Siouxland area.

Snow is still falling in some spots with brutal winds.

Travel is not advised in southwest Iowa according to the Iowa 511 website.

The National Weather Service out of Sioux Falls says "If you must travel today, be prepared for poor visibility and slick roads. Check the road and weather conditions before you go".

From the Woodbury County Engineering Department:


Nebraska plans to expand the next phase of its coronavirus vaccine campaign to include everyone 65 and older. Previously, the state had planned to vaccinate people 75 and older during the next phase, but the federal guidance on who should be vaccinated next changed this week.

That phase also includes essential workers who cannot work from home.

Dakota County Health Department

A grim update from the Dakota County Health Department today as officials recorded seven additional deaths due to complications of COVID-19 for a total of 65 since the start of the pandemic.  There were two new cases.

Siouxland District Health reports 42 new cases of COVID-19 in a 24-hour period in Woodbury County.  There have been 171 deaths and more than 12,400 cases with almost 90% recovered. 

The 14-day test positivity rate for Woodbury County is up again by almost a third of a percentage point to 15.8%. 


The family of a 65-year-old Iowa man  is suing Tyson after he died of COVID-19 while working at the company's pork plant in Storm Lake. Michael Everhard, of Fonda, died June 18, three weeks after he contracted the virus. His family contends in a lawsuit that Tyson didn't implement proper safety precautions to protect Everhard and other employees from the virus. Several Tyson executives at the plant are also named in the lawsuit, which was filed on behalf of Everhard's three children.


The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations at Sioux City’s two major medical facilities reached an all-time high on Monday. 

MercyOne and UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s are caring for a combined 102 patients, with 72 battling COVID-19 only.  The previous high was in late May when patient levels reached the mid 90s. 

Hospitalizations continued to fall in other parts of Iowa.  However, some health care officials are expressing concern that they may rise again if Thanksgiving gatherings caused additional virus spread as expected.

State of South Dakota

South Dakota is seeing another record day for new COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations six months after the state of the pandemic.

The department of health reported eight more deaths on Thursday, including one more in Union County.  That ties the death rate reported last Wednesday.

There are 463 new confirmed cases in South Dakota.  That beats yesterday’s record by 18 new cases.

Các học sinh theo học các Trường Cộng đồng thành phố Sioux City vào tuần tới sẽ thấy ít học sinh hơn trong lớp học. Khu trường học đang sử dụng chương trình học qua màn hình ít nhất hai tuần đầu tiên.

Giám thị Paul Gausman cho biết chỉ dưới 30 phần trăm trong số hơn 14 nghìn học sinh của khu vực sẽ học trực tuyến.

Gausman nói rằng những con số này thật đáng ngạc nhiên vì học sinh đến từ các lớp và trường học khác nhau trên toàn khu vực.

Ardayda dhigata Iskuullada Bulshada Magaalada Sioux ee usbuuca soo socda waxay arki doonaan arday tiro yar oo fasalka ah. Degmadu waxay adeegsaneysaa hannaan isku-dhafan ugu yaraan labada toddobaad ee ugu horreeya.

Kormeeraha Guud Paul Gausman (gauze-man) ayaa sheegaya in wax ka yar 30 boqolkiiba ee degmada in ka badan 14-kun oo arday ay wax ku baran doonaan internetka.

Gausman wuxuu sheegay in tirooyinku ay la yaaban yihiin sababta oo ah ardayda ayaa heerar heerar kala duwan ah iyo iskuullo degmada oo dhan ah.

Los estudiantes que asistan a las escuelas comunitarias de Sioux City la próxima semana verán menos estudiantes en el salón de clases. El distrito está utilizando un modelo híbrido durante al menos las primeras dos semanas.

El superintendente Paul Gausman dice que poco menos del 30 por ciento de los más de 14 mil estudiantes del distrito aprenderán en línea.

Gausman dice que los números son sorprendentes porque los estudiantes son de diferentes niveles de grado y escuelas de todo el distrito.


Dakota County Health officials report one more death due to COVID-19 and two confirmed cases for a total of 1,785 and 37 deaths.  There are 44 deaths in Woodbury County and a 11 new cases for a running total of 3,192.  Union County has 124 positive cases.

The Iowa Department of Public Health reports an increase in positive coronavirus cases.  There were almost 700 new cases, the biggest jump since late May.  There were no new deaths for 717 in all and almost 30,000 positive cases.

South Dakota reports 62 new positive cases today.  The death toll remains at 93.

Iowa Department of Public Health

Two more people have died over a 24-hour period in the state of Iowa due to complications of COVID-19 for a total of 688 deaths.  More than half were residents of long-term care facilities.

There are five additional cases in Woodbury County out of 121 new tests and 42 deaths.   There are now 3,077 confirmed cases in Woodbury County and 1,757 in Dakota County with four new confirmed cases and 34 deaths.


One more death was reported in the Sioux City metro area on Monday due to COVID-19.  The Dakota County Health Department isn’t releasing information about the person’s age or gender.  There have been a total of 34 deaths and 1,753 positive cases.  There were no new cases in Dakota County.  Siouxland District Health reported 8 new positive cases for a total of 3,068 according to the Iowa coronavirus website.  There have been 42 deaths.  There are 117 positive cases in Union County.


The Iowa Department of Public Health reported three additional deaths in 24 hours due to COVID-19 for a statewide total of 681 people and almost 400 additional cases.  The current total is almost 25,300 positive cases.

There were almost one dozen new cases of COVID-19 reported in Woodbury and Dakota counties on Friday for a total of 3,052 in Woodbury County and 1,751 in Dakota County.  There have been a total of 75 deaths.  There are still 113 cases in Union County and no deaths.

Winnebago Public Health Department

The Winnebago Public Health Department reported on Thursday two people have died due to COVID-19 for a total of three deaths on the Winnebago Reservation.  Sixty-six have tested positive with 50 recovered from the disease.

There are two more deaths in the Sioux City metro area.  One in Dakota County, and an older woman between the ages of 61 and 80 in Woodbury County.

Iowa Department of Public Health

Health departments in the Sioux City metro report very few new cases of COVID-19.

There were no deaths.  The current total for Woodbury and Dakota Counties is 73.

Woodbury saw two additional positive cases, for more than 3,000 in all.  Dakota County recorded one more for more than 1,700.  Union County recorded 113 positive cases.

Các quan chức y tế tại quận Dakota báo cáo thêm một người chết vì biến chứng của Covid-19 với tổng số 32 trường hợp tử vong. Một lần nữa, thông tin về tuổi tác hoặc giới tính không được tiết lộ. Có hai trường hợp dương tính ở quận Dakota với tổng số 1,741.

Y Tế huyện Siouxland ghi nhận thêm bốn trường hợp dương tính và không có trường hợp tử vong mới nào ở quận Woodbury. Số người chết vì vi khuẩn corona đứng ở mức 39. Trang mạng Iowa Coronavirus cho thấy hiện có hơn 3,000 trường hợp dương tính tại quận Woodbury.

Los funcionarios de salud del condado de Dakota informan que una persona más murió por complicaciones de COVID-19 con un total de 32 muertes. Una vez más, no se divulga información sobre edad o sexo. Hubo otros dos casos positivos en el condado de Dakota con un total de 1,741.


Manni fayyaa Dakota County akka himeeti sababa covid-19 namni tokko du’uu himan, waliigalatti namni du’ee 32 gaheera. Ammas saalaa fi umriin nama du’ee hin himne. Magaala Dakota county namni haarawa qabame 2 yoo ta’u walii galatti 1,741 gaheera.

Manni fayyaa Sioux land namni 4 dabalataan qabamu himan, akkasumas Woodbury county duuti haarayni hin galmooyne. Sababa coronavirus namni du’e 39 gaheera. Websitin coronavirus kan Iowa namni qabame 3,000 ol magaala Woodbury county ta’uu himan. 

ከDakota ካውንቲ ጋር የጤና ባለስልጣናት በ COVID-19  ችግሮች በጠቅላላው 32 ሰዎች ሞቱ አንድ ተጨማሪ ሰውm እንደሞቱ ሪፖርት አድርገዋል ፡፡አንዴ እንደገና ስለ ዕድሜ ወይም ጾታ ያለው መረጃ አይለቀቅም። በDakota ካውንቲ ውስጥ በድምሩ 1,741 የሚሆኑ ሁለት ተጨማሪ አዎንታዊ ጉዳዮች ነበሩ ፡፡

ሲዮላንድላንድ ዲስትሪክት ጤና አራት ተጨማሪ አዎንታዊ ጉዳዮችን የተመዘገበ ሲሆን በ Woodbury County ውስጥም አዲስ ሞት አልደረሰም ፡፡በኮሮናቫይረስ ምክንያት የሞቱት ሰዎች ቁጥር 39 ነው ፡፡የአዋዋ ኮሮናቫይረስ ድር ጣቢያ በአሁኑ ጊዜ በ Woodbury County ውስጥ ከ 3,000 በላይ አዎንታዊ ጉዳዮች መኖራቸውን ያሳያል ፡፡

በአገር አቀፍ ደረጃ ከ 24,000 በላይ አዎንታዊ ጉዳዮችና 654 ሰዎች አሉ ፡፡ዛሬ ጠዋት በ 10 ሰዓት ላይ ያበቃው በ 24 ሰዓታት ውስጥ አንድ ሞት ተመዝግቧል ፡፡

Saraakiisha caafimaadka ee Gobolka Dakota ayaa soo weriyey in hal qof oo dheeri ah u dhintey dhibaatooyin la xiriira COVID-19 oo ah 32 geeri. Mar labaad, macluumaadka ku saabsan da'da ama jinsiga lama siidaayay. Degmada Dakota waxaa ka jiray labo xaaladood oo togan oo ka badan 1,741.

Nebraska Health and Human Services

Health officials with Dakota County report one more person died of complications of COVID-19 for a total of 32 deaths.  Once again, information about age or gender isn’t being released.  There were two more positive cases in Dakota County for a total of 1,741.

Siouxland District Health recorded four more positive cases and no new deaths in Woodbury County  .  The number of people who died due to the coronavirus stands at 39.  The Iowa Coronavirus website shows there are now more than 3,000 positive cases in Woodbury County.

One more person has died in the Sioux City metro area due to complications of COVID-19.  However, Dakota County Health Officials aren’t releasing any information about the person’s age or gender.

There have been a total of 69 deaths total in Dakota and Woodbury counties and almost 4,700 positive cases.  There were 10 new cases in Dakota and six in Woodbury reported on Thursday.   

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 10 more deaths due to COVID-19 and more than 330 new cases in a 24-hour period.  There have been 639 deaths and almost 22,900 positive cases.

The coronavirus continues to cause infections in the Siouxland area. Four more deaths due to complications of COVID-19 have been reported by the Dakota County Health Department.  There are now a total of 11 casualties and 26 people who have died in both Dakota and Woodbury Counties.  Dakota County added 37 new positive cases and Woodbury County saw 35 more, for a total of more than 3,600 for both areas.

Iowa health officials reported a dozen more deaths due to COVID-19, bringing the state total to 318.