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Iowa reported another 35 COVID-19 deaths and an additional 713 confirmed cases today as the number of counties with a high 14-day positivity rate continued to decrease.

At 10 a.m. today, the state was reporting 5,145 COVID-19-related deaths, according to the state's website.  In Woodbury County, there have been 18 new cases added to the total case count in the last 24 hours and no new deaths.

The debate continues on K-12 education during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Iowa’s Governor wants to keep students in class.  A recent survey teachers in the Sioux City Community School district showed only 10% wanted to continue with in-person learning.  Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer explores the issue with a couple of long-time educator, union leader and school administrator.

This week on The Exchange, we have a wide-ranging conversation about the spread of COVID-19 in Iowa with University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Epidemiologist Dr. Eli Perencavich.

We begin our conversation with Siouxland District Health's Tyler Brock. Brock says despite the continuing numbers of additional cases of COVID-19 in Woodbury County, the numbers have decreased slightly in the last week.

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At a news conference today, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds talked about stemming the rising tide of COVID 19.  She also promoted her public information program.

There have been nearly 200 thousand total positive cases of covid 19 in Iowa, and more than two thousand deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. State health officials say there were 38 more deaths and almost 4,200 new cases this morningTuesday, the Governor announced tougher rules requiring Iowans to practice social distancing and wear masks in public places when they cannot social distance.

Today most Sioux City Community School students were back in school for the first since Friday, March 13th, when schools across Iowa were shut down because of the Coronavirus.  

Students returned to school using a hybrid modely. This morning school superintendent Paul Gausman welcomed students at Bryant Elementary school.  

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An open letter today to Iowans from Governor Kim Reynolds says “now isn’t the time to let our guard down”.

She released a video statement this afternoon, reflecting on the five months since the first positive cases of COVID-19 cases in Iowa.

"COVID-19 has tested each of us, and it will continue to. But we can’t let it deter or divide us.

When emotions are high and opinions are strong, it’s important to take a step back and realize that we’re all working toward the same goal. 

Just a day after officials launched an effort to increase enforcement of distancing orders in bars and restaurants, a state agency reported there had been 705 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus. 

As of this morning, another 11 people had died of the virus in Iowa.

Governor Kim Reynolds announced yesterday that a $1,000 fine would be imposed on bars that fail to enforce social distancing requirements when more than ten are gathered. 

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds ayaa sheegay subaxnimadii isagoo sheegay in iskuulada Iowa ay tahay inay arkaan heerka coronavirus ugu yaraan 15% gobolka ay ku yaalliin ka hor inta aysan codsan inay u wareegaan dhismo dugsi ama degmo si ay si buuxda ugu bartaan internetka.

Tilmaanta laga helo waaxda caafimaadka dadweynaha ee Iowa iyo waaxda waxbarashada ee Iowa waxaa ku jira afar heerar oo ah isu-gudbinta bulshada ee COVID-19 dugsi gudaheeda, oo u baahan tallaabooyin wax ku ool ah oo sii kordheysa iyadoo gudbinta ay kordhayso.

La gobernadora de Iowa, Kim Reynolds, dijo esta mañana que las escuelas de Iowa tendrían que ver una tasa de positividad de coronavirus de al menos el 15% en el condado donde se encuentran antes de poder solicitar la transición de un edificio escolar o distrito a un aprendizaje completamente en línea.

Sioux City public schools are set to open on August 24.  However, the surge in Coronavirus cases this week, teachers and parents are concerned about safety.

Nearly 700 new cases reported yesterday, and seven deaths. 

During an online forum last night focused on A Safe Return to Schools, 

University of Iowa Professor of Internal Medicine Dr. Eli Perencevich answered questions preventing the spread the virus in schools. 

Perencevich said he was disappointed that state leaders were not requiring all Iowans to wear masks in public and in schools. 

Thêm hai người đã chết trong khoảng thời gian 24 giờ ở bang Iowa do các biến chứng của Covid-19 với tổng số 688 trường hợp tử vong. Hơn một nữa là cư dân của các cơ sở chăm sóc dài hạn.

Bang Iowa có kế hoạch đóng cửa hai địa điểm Test Iowa trong tuần này, bao gồm một địa điểm ở Siouxland. Địa điểm ở Sioux County sẽ đóng cửa khi cuộc kiểm tra kết thúc vào tối nay lúc 6 giờ tối. Vẫn sẽ có 18 địa điểm Test Iowa ở các quận Dickinson và Crawford.

Laba qof oo dheeri ah ayaa ku dhintay gobolka Iowa muddo 24-saac gudahood ah dhibaatooyinka ka dhashey COVID-19 oo ah 688 dhimasho. In kabadan kalabar ayaa deganaa xarumaha daryeelka muddada-dheer.


Gobolka Iowa wuxuu qorsheynayaa inuu xiro laba goobood oo Iowa ah toddobaadkan, oo uu ku jiro mid ku yaal Siouxland. Xarunta Sioux County waa la xiri doonaa marka imtixaanku dhamaado caawa 6 pm. Waxaa wali jiri doona 18 goobood oo Iowa oo tijaabo ah oo ku kala yaal degmooyinka Dickinson iyo Crawford.

Kutaa Iowa keessati sababa COVID-19 namni lama dabalataan du’uun himame walii galatti namni du’e 688 gaheera. Qixxee ol kan ta’an Long-term facilitii keessa kan galaaniidha.

Kutaan Iowa torbaan kana keesa test Iowa lama cufuuf karoorfatee jira, kan Sioux land keessa jiruu dabalatee. Kan Sioux county wayta qorannoon galgala se’aati 6pm cufamu irraa eegale kan cufamu ta’a. Test Iowa 18 ammas magaala Dicknson fi Crawford keessati akkuma itti fufeeti jira.

በጠቅላላው 688 ሰዎች በ COVID-19 ችግሮች ምክንያት ሁለት ተጨማሪ ሰዎች በአይዋ ግዛት በ 24 ሰዓት ውስጥ ሞተዋል ፡፡ ከግማሽ በላይ የሚሆኑት የረጅም ጊዜ እንክብካቤ ተቋማት ነዋሪ ነበሩ ፡፡

የአዮዋ ግዛት በsiouxland ውስጥ ሁለት የፈተና አይዋ ጣቢያዎችን በዚህ ሳምንት ለመዝጋት አቅdewaል ፡፡ ፈተናው ዛሬ ማታ ከቀኑ 6 ሰዓት ላይ ሲጠናቀቅ የSioux ካውንቲ አካባቢ ይዘጋል ፡፡ አሁንም በዲኪንሰን እና crawford አውራጃዎች ውስጥ 18 የሙከራ አይዋ ጣቢያዎች አሉ ፡፡

ከ 121 አዳዲስ ሙከራዎች እና ከ 42 ሞት በኋላ በ Woodbury County ውስጥ አምስት ተጨማሪ ጉዳዮች አሉ። በአሁኑ ጊዜ 3,077 የተረጋገጡ ጉዳዮች በ Woodbury County እና 1,757 በዳኮታ ካውንቲ ውስጥ አራት አዳዲስ የተረጋገጡ ጉዳዮች እና 34 ሰዎች መሞታቸው ታውቋል ፡፡   

Dos personas más han muerto durante un período de 24 horas en el estado de Iowa debido a complicaciones de COVID-19 con un total de 688 muertes. Más de la mitad eran residentes de centros de atención a largo plazo.

 El Estado de Iowa planea cerrar dos sitios de Test Iowa esta semana, incluido uno en Siouxland. La ubicación del condado de Sioux se cerrará cuando las pruebas finalicen esta noche a las 6 p.m. Todavía habrá 18 sitios de prueba de Iowa en los condados de Dickinson y Crawford.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds is easing more restrictions put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Reynolds says starting Friday at 8 a.m., businesses like restaurants, bars and theatres can operation at 100% capacity.

They must still follow social distancing guidelines.

“Eliminating that capacity restrictions will allow businesses the flexibility to adjust their specific operations accordingly, to best meet the needs of their employees and customers.”

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There has been  one additional death due to novel coronavirus in Woodbury County. 

Siouxland District Health Department says today the death of the man, age 61 - 80, raised Woodbury County's total to 38.  There have been 17 new confirmed cases to COVID-19 in the county. 

All coronavirus-related restrictions will be lifted statewide this Friday, May 15. Governor Kim Reynolds made that announcement this morning at her coronavirus news conference. 

“All restrictions currently lifted in Iowa’s 77 counties will be expanded statewide, which includes restaurants, fitness centers, and additionally, salons, barber shops, massage therapy may reopen statewide, with some capacity restrictions, health measures that are put in place.”

Bars and casinos will not be allowed to reopen at this time.

This week on The Exchange . . .

We hear from several Siouxlanders about their experiences in the coronavirus pandemic.

We talk with a Siouxland woman who is recovering from COVID-19.

And we speak with a UI medical student from northwest Iowa who is volunteering with new telemedicine clinic for people on low incomes and immigrants.  And a mental health professional talks about how to deal with the stress caused by social distancing and fear of COVID-19.

This week on The Exchange . . .

We check in with Tyler Brock of Siouxland District Health about the spread of the coronavirus in Woodbury County

Also, we talk with Sioux City Community School Superintendent Paul Gausman about the ongoing school closure and efforts to keep students learning until classes resume.

And we talk with Western Iowa Tech Community College President Terry Murrell about how the school has moved all of its courses online until the end of the spring term to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed an emergency declaration designed to offer an array of relief to state residents as efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus also slow the economy. 

The state public health emergency declaration, among other things, temporarily suspends collection of property taxes, some home evictions, and certain regulation fees and penalties. It also allows bars and restaurants to sell unopened bottles of alcohol for consumption off-premises.