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July 3, 2020
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Locally, there are 11 new cases of the novel coronavirus in Woodbury County, for a total of 3,282.  Dakota County reports five more positive cases for 1,805.  In the three counties in the Sioux City Metro area there are 83 deaths in all, with one in Union County where they also logged 140 cases.

Seven more Iowans have died from COVID-19 and 669 more have tested positive for a total of 739 deaths and more than 33,200 positive cases.

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New Coronavirus cases continue to show up in Iowa and Woodbury County. Iowa today has 307 new cases, and 21, 918 statewide and reported six new deaths for a total of 607.  Woodbury County has added 17 cases of COVID-19, for a total 2, 931 and 37 deaths, but no new deaths today. 

South Dakota reported three new deaths from COVID-19 today, and 52 new cases, according to the Department of Health. The state has had 68 deaths from COVID-19 and 5,523 cases of the virus, 

Các quan chức y tế đang xác nhận một đợt bùng phát vi khuẩn corona khác trong một nhà máy đóng gói thịt ở Iowa vào cùng ngày và số người dân đã chết vì vi khuẩn này đã đứng đầu 500 người.

Bộ Y Tế Công Cộng Iowa cho biết trong số hơn 2,500 nhân viên được thử nghiệm tại nhà máy chế biến thịt heo Tyson ở Storm Lake, 555 đã thử nghiệm dương tính.

Manni fayyaa Iowa akka himeti namni coronavirus qabame bakka kampani fooni birraa keessatti akka guddan argaman himan, akkasumas magaala sanii namani du’e 500 gaheera.

Manni fayyaa Iowa akaa jedhetti hojjatoota kampani booyye Tyson kan Storm Lake keessatti argamu nama 2,500 goranoo godhamaan keessa hojattooni 555 coronavirus qabamu gabaasan.

በ atekelay በቫይረሱ ​​የሞቱት Iowa ነዋሪዎች ቁጥር 500 ሰዎች sehonu የስጋ ማሸጊያ ጣቢያ ውስጥ ሌላ የኮሮna ቫይረስ ወረርሽኝ እያረጋገጠ መሆኑን ተናግረዋል ፡፡

በአዮዋ የህዝብ ጤና ጥበቃ ክፍል እንዳመለከተው ka 2500
ሠራተኛ State Lake ውስጥ ባለው የቲሰን የአሳማ ሥጋ ተክል ውስጥ የተፈተኑ ከ 555 በላይ ሠራተኞች texaqi honawal ፡፡

ይህ በእንዲህ እንዳለ የአርሶ አደሩ ዋና ፀሐፊ እንዳሳወቁት ከብቶቻቸውን ለማረድ የተገደዱ የአሳማ አምራቾችን ርብርብ ለማቅረብ የሚያስችል ዕቅድ መዘርጋቱን አስታውቀዋል ፡፡ ከIowa ስቴት ዩኒቨርስቲ የተገኘ መረጃ በአዮዋ እርሻዎች ላይ ከ 600,000 በላይ ሽርሽርዎችን ያሳያል ፡፡

Saraakiisha caafimaadka ayaa xaqiijinaya in cudurka coronavirus uu ka dillaacay warshad hilibka cuna ee Iowa isla maalintaas tirada dadka deegaanka ee u dhintey fayraska ay gaareyso 500.

Waaxda Caafimaadka Dadweynaha ee Iowa waxay leedahay in kabadan 2,500 oo shaqaale ah oo lagu tijaabiyay warshad ka shaqaysa hilibka doofaarka ee Tyson oo ku taal Storm Lake, 555 ayaa la tijaabiyey.

Los funcionarios de salud están confirmando otro brote de coronavirus en una planta empacadora de carne de Iowa el mismo día en que el número de residentes que murieron por el virus superó los 500.

El Departamento de Salud Pública de Iowa dice que de los más de 2,500 empleados evaluados en la planta de procesamiento de carne de cerdo Tyson en Storm Lake, 555 han dado positivo.

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Health officials are confirming another coronavirus outbreak in an Iowa meatpacking plant on the same day that the number of residents who have died from the virus topped 500.

The Iowa Department of Public Health says of the more than 2,500 employees tested at the Tyson pork processing plant in Storm Lake, 555 have tested positive.

Meanwhile, the State Secretary of Agriculture announced a plan to provide assistance for pork producers when it comes to euthanizing their livestock.  Information from Iowa State University shows an excess of 600,000 hogs on Iowa farms.

Siouxland Public Media

For two days in a row, the number of deaths in Iowa due to COVID-19 continues to climb.  At a news conference on Thursday morning, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds says 14 people have died.  It’s the largest amount since the beginning of the pandemic.  A day earlier the state reported a dozen deaths.

There are 302 new positive cases for a total of more than 7,100. 

Reynolds says even through parts of the state will open in limited capacity starting tomorrow she say the virus isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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Interviews orginally aired on April 22, 2020

This week the big headline; small business assistance gobbled up by major corporations.  A move making an impact in Sioux City.  

Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer with a sampling of a few local establishments, some in o.k. shape, other facing an uncertain future.

The COVID-19 pandemic greatly altered the financial stability of small businesses all across the country, including here in Siouxland. 

Some were forced to temporarily close their doors, like a barbershop owned by Clyde Shinall. 

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Update on Clyde Shinall who talked to Siouxland Public Media this week about his barber shop.  The COVID-19 Pandemic greatly impacted Shinall’s business..

Almost 28,000 more Iowans filed initial unemployment claims last week.  A total of more than 151,000 Iowans lost their jobs as the state’s economy took a hit from efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Sioux City Barber Clyde Shinall says he is still waiting to receive his benefits. 

Iowa had its largest single-day increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, adding 125 new positive tests for a total of 1,270. 

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is urging residents to focus on what they can do individually to stop the spread of the coronavirus and less about whether she will order further restrictions to fight the outbreak.

Reynolds told reporters that “sometimes everyone is getting so hung up on the metrics” guiding the state’s response, including whether local stay-at-home orders may become necessary.

Associated Press

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issued an order requiring all schools and non-essential businesses to stay closed through the end of April.

School district will need to come with a plan for educating students or they will be required to make up some of the lost days in class.

Reynolds says she continue to evaluate the situation to see if schools will be closed for the rest of the school year.

On The Exchange this week, we talk about the latest developments concerning the coronavirus in Siouxland and Iowa.  Our guests are Dr. Michael Kafka of Unity Point Health-St. Lukes who will talk about efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and how well the hospitals are prepared to treat it.'

Also we talk with.Dr. Amy Rief-Elks.  She is the Program Director of the Siouxland Medical Education Foundation Family Residency Program.  She shared her thoughts about the shortage of both doctors and protective gear during the pandemic. 


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Iowa now has 105 cases of COVID-19, according to Governor Kim Reynolds.  At an afternoon press conference today, Reynolds continued to ask for non-essential workers to stay home and only leave the house for necessities.  She also talked about some new efforts to help Iowa small businesses. The governor announced an unemployment insurance tax extension to assist small businesses

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Jun 21, 2019

The first official summer weekend will be a soggy one for most of Iowa.

Potential heavy rain will be mixed with severe weather over the next few days.

In Siouxland, scattered thunderstorms are possible tonight with hail and winds up to 40 miles per hour.

The National Weather Service says the most severe weather could strike parts of southern Iowa.

Three years after South Dakota lawmakers changed the state's education funding formula to boost teacher pay,  school leaderes say the new system isn't delivering as promised.

Siouxland Public Media, 4:04 Newscast

Apr 2, 2019

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As negotiations with an Iowa Medicaid insurer breakdown, the state’s senior U.S. Senator says he’s supporting the governor. Republican Senator Chuck Grassley says the privatization of Iowa’s Medicaid system is a state decision.