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The number of Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19 is ticking up, though the raw numbers are close to what they were at the start of pandemic last year. That uptick in hospitalizations comes as public health officials warn that the more transmissible delta variant of the coronavirus is spreading in Iowa, according to the Des Moines Register.

The Iowa Department of Public Health said that 85 people were hospitalized in Iowa with the disease today, after briefly falling to 50 two weeks before that.

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.”

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State Auditor Rob Sand is alleging Governor Kim Reynolds’ appearance in COVID-19 public service announcements last year was a violation of Iowa’s self-promotion law. Reynolds denies this.

The law prohibits state officials from using public money to promote their name and image. But it contains an exception for disaster emergencies, and Iowa has been under a disaster emergency proclamation for more than a year because of the pandemic.  

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Lawmakers returned to the Iowa State Capitol Wednesday to finish work left when the coronavirus pandemic surfaced back in March. 

Their biggest business?  Tackling the budget in this time of economic uncertainty.

Temperatures will be checked at the door and masks will be provided. Meeting rules have been established to allow lawmakers to be at least 6 feet apart. Committee meetings and floor debates will be streamed on the internet.

May 20, 2020
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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds is easing more restrictions in the state of Iowa.  Starting on Friday, movie theatres, museums, zoos and wedding venues will open with social distancing guidelines in place.  Pools can reopen for lesson and laps.

On Thursday, May 28th bars can open at 50% capacity.

However, public museums in Sioux City will stay closed on Friday.  That includes the Sioux City Art Center.  A spokesperson says there will be a gradual reopening of facilities. 

Jirraatota North West Iowa jiraatanif maagala Sioux City keessati qoranno TestIowa wiyxata irra akka baname himan. Iowa national guard kollegi western Iowa keessatti qorana kana gochuf bananii jiru. Bakka kanati namni qoramuu danda’u nama hayyamamef qofa fi yoo qoratamuu feettan website irra deemtani galmaahu dandesu.

Kunis qorannoo lamafa drive-thru Sioux City keessatti argamudha.

Guyyaa wiyxata, Iowa keessatti namni coronavirus haarawni qabame 534 yoo ta’u kan du’e 4. Waliigalatti namni sababa coronavirus du’e 188 gahee jira.

በሰሜን ምዕራብ አይዋ ለሚኖሩ ነዋሪዎች በSioux City ከተማ ሰኞ የሙከራ አከባቢ ጣቢያ ተከፈተ ፡፡ የአይዋ ብሔራዊ ጥበቃ በምእራብ አይዋ ቴክ ኮሌጅ ካምፓስ ላይ ቦታውን አቋቋመ ፡፡ ለፈተና ብቁ የሚሆኑ እና በ በኩል ቀጠሮ የያዙ ሰዎች ብቻ ናቸው ሊሳተፉ የሚችሉት ፡፡

ይህ በSioux City ከተማ ውስጥ ሁለተኛው drive-thru ሙከራ ቦታ ነው።

ሰኞ አዮዋ በ COVID-19 አዳዲስ texaqiን 538 እና 4 ተጨማሪ ሞት nw andelay 188 ሰዎች መሞቱን አስታውቋል ፡፡

ከ 9700 በላይ አዳዲስ texaqiwoch ተገኝተዋል ፡፡

አገረ ገዥው በበኩሉ ከጠቅላላው አዲስ ጉዳዮች መካከል 85 በመቶ የሚሆኑት በ 22 ቱ ወረዳዎች ውስጥ የሚገኙ ሲሆን አሁንም ካውንቲ ጨምሮ ነው ፡፡

Un sitio de Test Iowa abrió en Sioux City el lunes para los residentes que viven en el noroeste de Iowa. La Guardia Nacional de Iowa estableció la ubicación en el campus de Western Iowa Tech Community College. Solo pueden participar las personas que califican para las pruebas y programaron una cita a través de

Esta es la segunda ubicación de prueba de manejo en Sioux City.


El lunes, Iowa anunció 534 nuevos casos de COVID-19 y cuatro muertes adicionales para un total de 188 muertes. Ha habido más de 9,700 casos nuevos.


Warshada hilibka lo'da ee Tyson ee ku taal Dakota City ma furi doono sida la filayo Talaadada.

Afayeen u diray Siouxland Public Media News qoraal galabtaan wuxuu leeyahay,

"Caafimaadka iyo badbaadada xubnaha kooxdeena ayaa ah ahmiyadeena koowaad, waxaana u qaadnaa mas'uuliyadaan si aad ah qatar ah. Waxaan sii wadnaa inaan ka shaqeyno sidii aan u habeyn laheyn tirada ugu badan ee baaritaanka tijaabada ah ee 4,300 xubnood ee kooxdayada ah, sidaa darteed waxaan go'aansanay inaan si ku meel gaar ah dib u dhigno dib u furitaanka xarunteena Dakota City.

The Tyson beef plant in Dakota City will not open like expected on Tuesday.

A spokesperson sent Siouxland Public Media News a statement this afternoon it says,

"The health and safety of our team members is our top priority, and we take this responsibility extremely seriously. We continue to work through processing the large amount of testing data for our 4,300 team members, and therefore have decided to temporarily delay the reopening of our Dakota City facility.