News and resources regarding COVID-19

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds says she is somewhat optimistic about the number of people recovering from COVID-19.

At a news conference this morning she reported no new deaths.  The Iowa Department of Public Heath updated that information to include an elderly patient who died in eastern Iowa.

There are 97 news cases and no new deaths.  A total of 1,145 have tested positive.

A total of 27 Iowans have died.

There are 122 currently hospitalized and 431 patients have recovered.

Mike Langley

More than 100,000 Iowans filed for unemployment benefits in the first two weeks of massive business closings.  The person in charge of Iowa Workforce Development called the situation “staggering”.  People from all kinds of backgrounds wondering when will they go back to work?  Many rely on seeing people face-to-face for their livelihoods, including singer-songwriter and music teacher Mike Langley.  The Sioux City artist tells Siouxland Public Media how he has modified his business in this new age of isolation.

Ahora hay 26 muertes por COVID-19 en el estado de Iowa.

Abril 7 del 2020  Yo soy Maria Miranda de Mary J Treglia Community House reportando  Noticias de los Medios Publicos de Siouxland en Espanol.

Ahora hay 26 muertes del COVID-19 en el estado de Iowa.

El Departamento de Salud Pública de Iowa confirmó hoy 102 casos nuevos con un total de 1,048.  Buena Vista se acaba de agregar a la lista de los 78 condados que ahora están infectados.

Hadda waxaa jira 26 dhimasho ah oo ka dhacay COVID-19 gudaha gobolka Iowa.

Waaxda Caafimaadka Dadweynaha ee Iowa ayaa xaqiijisay 102 kiis oo cusub maanta oo isugeyn ah 1,048.

Buena Vista ayaa hadda lagu daray liiska 78 degmo oo hadda la arko cudurka.

Warshadda Tyson ee Cuntada Storm Lake waxay ka qaadataa dheyri dheeraad ah xarun doofaar xiran oo ku taal koonfurta-galbeed Iowa.

In kabadan labo iyo toban shaqaalaha Columbus Junction ah ayaa laga helay cudurka 'coronavirus'.

The number of confirmed cases of the new cornavirus in Iowa jumped by 102 for a total of 1,048.  So, far the illness has claimed 26 lives in the state.

Health officials say long term care facility and resident make up 11-percent of COVID-19 cases and 46-percent of deaths in the state.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is defending her use of a tool to help guide the state’s response to the outbreak that critics have called arbitrary and unscientific.

The matrix developed by the Iowa Department of Public Health looks at four data points in six regions of the state.

Oduu Har’aa

Apr 6, 2020

Oduu Har’aa

Manni yaala Iowa Akka gabasanitti namni 3 dabalataan du’uu himan, waliigalatti nama 25 tuu du’ee.

Kutaa Iowa keessatti namni dhukuba coronavirus dabalataan qabaman 78 yoo ta’u walii galatti nama 946 gahanii jiru.

Magaala Woodburry County keessatti coronavirus kan qabame nama 9 gahee jira. Garuu magaaladhan kan akka northwest Iowa keessatti hagasilaa dhukubni kun akka hin argamin himani jiru.

Wiyxaatta bulchituun Kim Reynolds bisnaasni dabalataan akka cufamu taasiste, kan akka kaampii, booling alii, bakka itti taphatan fii kan akka moolidha.

El Estado Tiene 78 Casos Más Confirmados de Coronavirus casos positivos en 75 condados.  El gobernador Pete Ricketts advierte sobre un posible aumento de la violencia doméstica

Abril 6 del 2020  Yo soy Maria Miranda de Mary J Treglia Community House reportando  Noticias de los Medios Publicos de Siouxland en Espanol.

El Departamento de Salud Pública de Iowa informa que 3 personas más han muerto del COVID-19. Con un total de 25 habitantes de Iowa que han muerto en la Pandemia.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds faces intense criticism for refusing a statewide “stay-at-home” order.  One local state lawmakers says it’s something he also would like to see enacted as well.  Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer reports.

State Representative Chris Hall says Iowa need clear guidance when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“You can look around and see people are continuing to use public space; through no bad intentions of their own are putting others, especially older Iowans at risk.”

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds ordering more businesses to shut down to try and reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

The move includes camp grounds, bowling alley, playgrounds and malls.

Police will be given guidance this week on how to enforce the statewide ban on gatherings of more than 10 people.

Stephan Bayens, the commissioner of the Iowa Department of Public Safety, says misdemeanor charges are possible if people ignore warnings.

Refugee and immigrant-led organizations in Iowa are banding together to provide information on COVID-19 in ten different languages.  

The program through the group Embarc is mainly targeting Iowans from Burma and Central and East Africa. 

Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer with a look at what is being done locally to reach out to minority communities.

When it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic there is concern not everyone is getting the message. 

Waaxda Iowa ee Caafimaadka Dadweynaha waxay ku dhawaaqday 85 kiis oo dheeri ah oo ah COVID-19 oo loogu talagalay guud ahaan gobolka oo dhan 699.

Kiisaska cusub waxaa ku jira shan kale oo Siouxland ah iyo gobollada Woodbury, Monona, O'Brien, Sioux iyo hadda Plymouth.

Hoggaamiyayaasha Dimuqraadiga ee aqalka Iowa iyo senate-ka ayaa ku boorriyay Guddoomiyaha Jamhuuriga Kim Reynolds inuu soo saaro amar rasmi-joog ah oo guriga lagu joojinayo si looga hortago faafidda COVID-19.

Siouxland Disability Resource Center

There is a growing concern in the state of Iowa the governor isn’t doing enough to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

Governor Kim Reynolds says she does have strong guidelines in place. 

But, Don Dew the Executive Director of the Disabilities Resource Center of Siouxland says it’s not enough.

“Governor Reynolds, you say you are driven by the data.  Please look at the data why it is so much better to do mitigation to lock down the state.”

The Democratic leaders of the Iowa House and Senate urged Republican Governor Kim Reynolds to issue a formal stay-at-home order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  They sent a letter to the governor asking her to go further in her response to the new coronavirus

Democratic U.S. Congresswomen Abby Finkenauer and Cindy Axne also called on Reynolds to do the same.

Reynolds says she’s already put strong restrictions in place.  Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer talked to one local politician who feels local governments know what’s best for their communities.

Governor Kim Reynolds says she wants her team to have a conversation with the Iowa Board of Medicine after it unanimously voted to ask her to issue a formal shelter-in-place order.

Board members are appointed by the governor and oversee physician licensing and regulations.

Reynolds says she hasn’t received the board’s letter yet.  

Abril 3 del 2020  Yo soy Maria Miranda de Mary J Treglia Community House reportando  Noticias de los Medios Publicos de Siouxland en Espanol.

El Departamento de Salud Pública de Iowa anunció 85 casos adicionales de COVID-19 con un total estatal de 699.

Los nuevos casos incluyen cinco más en Siouxland y los condados de Woodbury, Monona, O'Brien, Sioux y ahora Plymouth.

Los líderes demócratas de la Cámara y el Senado de Iowa insisten a la gobernadora republicana Kim Reynolds a emitir una orden formal de quedarse en casa para evitar la propagación de COVID-19.

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.

Waaxda Iowa ee Caafimaadka Dadweynaha ayaa soo sheegaysa 66 kale oo Iowan ah oo laga helay cudurka 'coronavirus' laba kalena waa dhinteen.

Waxaa jira seddex kiis oodheeri ah oo ka jira Gobolka Woodbury iyo mid ka jira Clay County oo wadarta 20 ah waqooyiga-galbeed Iowa.

Laga soo bilaabo subaxnimadii. Khamiista, taasi waxay ka dhigeysaa tirada guud ee kiisaska togan ee Iowa illaa 614. Waxaa la soo sheegay in ka badan 8,000 baaritaanno xun.

Kow iyo toban Iowans ayaa hadda u dhintey dhibaatooyin la xiriira COVID-19.

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. 

Sioux City Police Department

While the city of Sioux City shut down public spaces including the museum, art center and playgrounds; business is still going on, including law enforcement. 

Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer explores the impact of the COVID-19 on the Sioux City Police Department.

The Sioux City Police Department is seeing one major trend during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The number of drunk driving arrests dropped significantly. 

Funcionarios de salud pública de Iowa dicen que los casos de coronavirus de Iowa han aumentado a 52, elevando un total en todo el estado a 549.

Dos muertes más fueron reportadas el miércoles. Ambos tenían más de 81 años.

El virus está ahora presente en 60 de los 99 condados de Iowa, incluyendo el condado de O'Brien en el noroeste de Iowa.

Funcionarios estatales de salud dicen que actualmente hay 63 personas hospitalizadas.

La ciudad de Sioux City está tomando más medidas para ayudar a reducir la propagación de COVID-19.

Oduu Guyyaa Har’a

Apr 1, 2020

Mani fayya Iowa akka jedheti dhukubni korona Virus kun qabataman harka 52 akka dabale himan, walii galati Korona Virus kan qabaman 549 gahani jiru.

Guyya harba namni 2 dabalataan du’u himame, namni du’e kun lachu nama umrii 81 oliiti.

Magalawaan Iowa 99 keessa magaala 60 kessatti dhukubni Korona Virus kun argamuun isaa himame.

Itti gaafataman mana fayya State akka jedhaniti namni 63 haakima jiraachun himame.

Magaalan Sioux City dhukuba kana akka hin babal’anef jecha raawi baaye fudhacha jiraachu isaani beekame.