Iowa Department of Public Health

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.

Iowa has surpassed 4,000 coronavirus-related deaths, marking another grim milestone with its infection rate rising again and most people still months from being able to get vaccinated.

State health officials reported 61 additional deaths on Wednesday, pushing the state’s COVID-19 death toll to 4,060. Iowa had the 16th highest per capita coronavirus death rate, at nearly 127 deaths per 100,000 people, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University.

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%. 

123020 404 NewsThe number of deaths in Northwest Iowa attributed to COVID-19 rose by 13 yesterday,  public health officials announced. The 13 new deaths came in seven area counties. There were no additional deaths reported in Northeast Nebraska or Southeast South Dakota as of yesterday afternoon.In Woodbury County, there have been 55 new cases added to the total case count in the last 24 hours.  There have been more than 12,000 cases of the novel coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. There no new deaths in Woodbury County, so the number of fatalities there remains at 164. There was no information on the genders or ages of the Siouxland people who died yesterday. Ida County had the most significant increase in deaths from COVID1-19. There were four new deaths in Ida County, bringing the total number of fatalities to 26. The number rose by three to 53 in O'Brien County, and by two to 43 in Sioux County.Elsewhere, the number of deaths increased by one in Lyon County to 25, by one to 12 in Clay County, and by one to 22 in Crawford County.Those deaths were reported in statistics from the Iowa Department of Public Health.

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service says an “impactful” winter storm is moving into the region Tuesday and Tuesday night.

Moderate to heavy snow is expected with 3 to 7 inches for Siouxland.

Because of the incoming winter storm, there have been snow emergencies issued for several Siouxland communities, including Sioux City, South Sioux, Dakota City, North Sioux, Hinton and Norfolk, Nebraska.

Heavy, wet snow will blanket much of the state tomorrow so forecasters recommend putting off travel plans until the winter storm has passed.

National Weather Service

We are getting a “White Christmas” courtesy of a winter storm.

Blizzard warnings are posted for all of Siouxland due to snow, strong winds and bitter cold until 9 tonight. 

The weather is creating treacherous travel conditions.

The National Weather Service says Sioux City is expected to receive three inches of snow. But, some spots in the region could see 5-to-7 inches.

Because of worsening weather conditions, Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott issued a snow emergency.


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.

Iowa started tracking the COVID-19 deaths of people who were diagnosed with the virus but not tested, a change that could add hundreds more deaths to the state's count.

Iowa now accepts clinical diagnoses from doctors and not just positive virus tests when attributing a death to coronavirus.

The change removed 433 deaths from the system but added 610, providing an initial net gain of 177 deaths and raising the state's toll to more than 2,900. Some of the removed cases could be added back in.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds says November brought the biggest surge of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

Reynolds says the first week of the month saw 28,000 new cases with a positivity rate of 32%.  The second week 30,000 new cases and a positivity rate of about 29%.

Those numbers were cut in half the week of Thanksgiving.  Reynolds says even though no testing was done on Thanksgiving Day, the rest of the week experienced more testing than ever before.

The Iowa Department of Public reports 35 more deaths due to complications of COVID-19 in the past 24-hours and more than 3,500 new cases.  Plus, the state set another record for hospitalizations linked to the virus.

At a news conference today, Governor Kim Reynolds says if current trends don’t change more restrictions will be put in place to prevent the spread of the virus and ease the health care surge. 

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In Nebraska, Gov. Pete Ricketts today outlined new and tighter health restrictions that he plans to impose if COVID-19 patients fill 25% or more of hospital beds. 

If the number of patients hits that mark, he would limit indoor gatherings to 10 people and outdoor gatherings to 25 people. He would close bars except for delivery and take-out, hold wedding and funeral receptions to the 10-person limit and postpone any elective surgery that can be delayed. 


Iowa coronavirus trends continue to worsen as increasing numbers of hospitalizations further stress hospitals and health care workers as they try to keep up with the surge.

Iowa Department of Public Health data showed almost 4,800 additional cases in the past 24 hours, and 26 more deaths, bringing the state total to 1,898.  There are two more deaths in Woodbury County, for 105 in all.

It was the fifth consecutive day Iowa reported more than 4,000 new cases a day. 

Nebraska Department of Human Services

Today, Nebraska’s governor announced additional measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19, but he still rejects the idea of a statewide mask mandate.

South Dakota Department of Health

A grim record set by the state of South Dakota when it comes to COVID-19.  The number of deaths recorded in one day was 19.

Previously, the most fatalities was 14, reported on October 8th and 22nd.  There were almost 1,000 new cases added in one day. 

South Dakota has the worst rate of positive tests, hospitalizations and cases per 100,000 people in the country, according to data compiled by the New York Times.

North Dakota still leads the nation in deaths.

Iowa Department of Public Health

Iowa has reported nearly 3,000 new confirmed positive coronavirus cases in the last three days.

The state Department of Public Health reported 1,595 confirmed cases Saturday, another 915 on Sunday and 508 new confirmed cases Monday.

During that time, the department reported 13 more deaths from the coronavirus. There were 480 people being treated in Iowa hospitals for the virus, just below a record high set last week.



The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Iowa in the past day topped 1,000 with 18 more deaths.

Iowa Department of Public Health

For the latest COVID-19 information from the Iowa Department of Public Health click here.

Iowa health officials are working to try and figure out what's causing a spike in coronavirus cases here in northwest Iowa.

Several counties are seeing a surge in new cases. Sioux County has a 14-day positivity rate of more than 30%.

Public health officials usually recommend significant mitigation measures to slow the spread when an area surpasses 5% positivity.

Siouxland District Health Department

Two more people have died of COVID-19 in Woodbury County for a total of 63. 

Statewide, another 19 Iowans lost their lives due to the virus, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

There were 30 more cases in Woodbury County, and more than 500 in the whole state in a 24-hour period that ended at 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

Meanwhile, Dakota County reports five new cases. There have been 43 deaths in Dakota County.

Community Health Partners - Sioux County, IA

New cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in Siouxland, as local health officials say there is a significant increase in Woodbury County.

Siouxland District Health recorded 87 new infections in the past 24 hours.  A post on social media says the cases are not concentrated in any specific age or demographic.  Officials urge people do their part in preventing the spread of the virus.  Stay home when sick, even if only mildly ill, physical distance, wear masks in public, and wash hands frequently.


Two days after students returned to class fulltime in the Sioux City Community School District one class

was sent home for virtual learning. 

Nodland School moved one second grade class into what they call emergency response virtual learning. 

The plan is for the students to return to the classroom on Wednesday, September 23rd.

That’s because several in the classroom tested positive for COVID-19 or showed symptoms.

  Sự lây lan của vi khuẩn corona tiếp tục với tốc độ nhanh chóng ở Iowa trong kỳ nghỉ lễ Ngày Lao Động khi dữ liệu của tiểu bang cho thấy số ca nhập viện tăng và số bệnh nhân được điều trị vì vi khuẩn trong cơ sở chăm sóc đặc biệt.

Sở Y Tế Công Cộng Iowa cho biết có 345 trường hợp nhiễm bệnh mới được xác nhận vào Thứ Ba, phản ánh một số lượng ít hơn do không có xét nghiệm vào ngày Lễ Lao Động.

Thêm sáu người chết, nâng tổng số lên 1,173.

Faafitaanka coronavirus wuxuu ku socday xawaare deg deg ah magaalada Iowa intii lagu jiray fasaxa maalinta shaqaalaha iyadoo xogta gobolka ay muujisay kororka isbitaalada iyo tirada sii kordheysa ee bukaanada laga daweeyay viruska daryeelka degdega ah.

Waaxda Caafimaadka Bulshada ee Iowa waxay soo warisay inay jiraan 345 kiis oo cusub oo la xaqiijiyay Talaadadii, taasoo ka tarjumeysa tiro yar sababtoo ah baaritaan la'aan maalinta Shaqaalaha.

Lix qof oo kale ayaa dhimatay, taas oo wadarta ka dhigaysa 1,173.

Babalinni Corona Virus Iowa keessati akkuma itti fufe jira, data akka mullisutti namni hospitaala galanii fi kan laalamu jiran guyyaa ayyaan dafqaan bultoota ykn Labor Day akka baaye olgudatte jiru himan.

Department mana fayyaa Iowa akka gabaaseti guyyaa kibxata namni qabame 345 dha, guyyaa dafqaan bultoota qorannoo godhame keessati lakkoofsa xiqqaadha.

Nama 6 dabalataan kan du’e yoo ta’u waliigalatti namni due 1,173 gaheera.

  የስቴት መረጃዎች በሆስፒታሎች መተኛት እና በከፍተኛ ክትትል ውስጥ ለቫይረሱ የታከሙ ህሙማን ቁጥር እየጨመረ ስለመጣ የሰራተኛ ቀን በዓል በሚከበርበት ቀን በአይዋ ውስጥ የኮሮናቫይረስ ስርጭት በከፍተኛ ፍጥነት ቀጥሏል ፡፡

የአይዋ የህብረተሰብ ጤና መምሪያ ማክሰኞ 345 አዲስ የተረጋገጡ ጉዳዮች መኖራቸውን የዘገበው በሠራተኛ ቀን ባልተፈተሸ ቁጥር አነስተኛ ቁጥርን የሚያንፀባርቅ ነው ፡፡

Ades ስድስት ሰዎች ሞተዋል ፣ አጠቃላይ ወደ 1,173 ከፍ ብሏል ፡፡

አንድ ተጨማሪ ሰው በዎድበሪ ካውንቲ ውስጥ በ COVID-19 ውስብስብ ችግሮች በድምሩ ለ 58 ሰዎች ሞቷል ፡፡ የአዮዋ የህዝብ ጤና መምሪያ በአጠቃላይ ከ 4,300 በላይ texaqi ena  20 አዳዲስ ጉዳዮችን ሪፖርት አድርጓል ፡፡ ዳኮታ ካውንቲ አስር ተጨማሪ ጉዳዮችን እየተከታተለ ነው ፡፡ 43 ሰዎች ሞተዋል ፡፡

La propagación del coronavirus continuó a un ritmo rápido en Iowa durante el feriado Día del Trabajo, ya que los datos estatales revelaron aumentos en las hospitalizaciones y un número creciente de pacientes tratados por el virus en cuidados intensivos.

El Departamento de Salud Pública de Iowa informó que hubo 345 casos nuevos confirmados el martes, lo que refleja un número menor debido a que no se realizaron pruebas el Día del Trabajo.  Murieron seis personas más, aumentando el total a 1.173.


The Iowa Department of Public Health shows an increase of almost 1,200 new positive COVID-19 tests in the state and three more deaths for a total of almost 68,000 positive cases and 1,137 deaths.

Cases in Woodbury County continue to climb.  Siouxland District Health is tracking 46 additional cases for more than 4,200 since the beginning of the pandemic and 56 deaths.

The test positivity rate according to the Iowa Department of Public Health is 11.6%

 Bộ Y Tế Công Cộng Iowa cho thấy sự gia tăng 700 trường hợp dương tính mới với Covid-19 trong khoảng thời gian 24 giờ và 9 trường hợp tử vong. Hiện đã có hơn 65,000 người dân Iowa có kết quả xét nghiệm dương tính với căn bệnh này kể từ tháng Ba. Đã có 1,122 ca tử vong với phần lớn đến từ các cơ sở chăm sóc dài hạn.

Trang mạng coronavirus của bang Iowa cũng cho thấy 17 trường hợp mới ở quận Woodbury và 56 trường hợp tử vong. Tại quận Dakota, các quan chức y tế cho biết có 11 trường hợp nhiễm bệnh mới với tổng số 1,995 và 42 trường hợp tử vong.

Deparmanti mana fayyaa Iowa akka mulisuti namni haarawa Covid-19 qabamee se’ati 24 keesati nama 700 yoo ta’u kan duemmo nama 9 dha. March as jalqabame Iowa keessati waliigalatti namni qabame 65,000 gaheera. Waliigalati namni duemmoo 1,122 yo tau kunis baayinan kan dhufee long-term facility irraa kan dhufeedha.

 የአዮዋ የህብረተሰብ ጤና መምሪያ 24-ሰዓታት ጊዜ be covid-19 9 ሰዎች ሞት 700 አዳዲስ አዎንታዊ ጉዳዮችን መጨመሩን ያሳያል ፡፡ ከመጋቢት ወር ጀምሮ በበሽታው መያዙን የተረጋገጡ ከ 65,000 በላይ አይዎኖች አሉ ፡፡ ከ 1122 ሰዎች ሞት ጋር አብዝተው የሚከሰቱት ከረጅም ጊዜ እንክብካቤ ተቋማት ነው ፡፡

የአዮዋ የኮሮና ቫይረስ ድርጣቢያ በተጨማሪም 17 አዳዲስ ጉዳዮችን በዎድቤሪ ካውንቲ እና 56 ሰዎች መሞታቸውን ያሳያል ፡፡ በዳኮታ ካውንቲ ውስጥ የጤና ባለሥልጣናት እንደሚሉት በድምሩ ለ 1,995 texaqi እና ለ 42 ሰዎች ሞት 11 አዳዲስ ጉዳዮች አሉ ፡፡