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Two more people have died from complications of COVID-19 in Iowa, and that brings the total number of deaths to three. And 56 more have tested positive. 

At her daily coronavirus news conference today, Governor Kim Reynolds add that there have been a total of more than 3,700 negative tests.

Reynolds talked about the need to adjust the state response to the spread of the coronavirus as time goes on.  She said there may be a need to impose more regulations or to dial back on what has been done, depending on data from the state. 

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The state of Iowa reports two more people have died from complications of COVID-19.  This brings the total number of deaths to three.

On Friday, the Iowa Department of Public Health added 56 more positive cases for a total of 235.  There have been a total of more than 3,700 negative tests.

The number of Siouxlanders impacted increased as well.  There are new confirmed cases in Woodbury, Monona and now Dickinson County for a total of eight people.  All the new cases involve people 61-years or older.

Twelve Clans Unity Hospital

The new coronavirus has put pressure on medical facilities from the very large to smaller, rural operations, including Twelve Clans Unity Hospital in Winnebago, Nebraska.  

Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer reports.

Laura Gamble is the COO of Twelve Clans Unity Hospital in Winnebago, Nebraska.  She has extensive experience in the medical field in northeast Nebraska.  Gamble joined Twelve Clans about nine months ago.  The Winnebago Tribe took over operations a year earlier, in July of 2018. 

State of Iowa

The state of Iowa reports two more people have died from complications of COVID-19.  This brings the total number of deaths to three.

On Friday, the Iowa Department of Public Health added 56 more positive cases for a total of 235.  There have been a total of more than 3,700 negative tests.

The number of Siouxlanders impacted increased as well.  There are new confirmed cases in Woodbury, Monona and now Dickinson County for a total of eight people.  All the new cases involve people 61-years or older.

27 de Marzo del 2020.  Soy Babi Valadez de Mary J Treglia Community House con Siouxland Public Media News en Espanol.

Hoy la Gov. Kim Reynolds extendió la proclamación de salud ante desastre, interrumpiendo procedimientos quirúrgicos y dentales no esenciales y expandiendo la amplitud de cierres en tiendas en el estado.

Todos los cierres existentes, incluyendo restaurantes y bares, se extendieron una semana adicional hasta el 7 de Abril.  Efectivo desde las 10 p.m el Jueves.

27 de Marzo del 2020.  Soy Babi Valadez de Mary J Treglia Community House con Siouxland Public Media News en Espanol.

Hoy la Gov. Kim Reynolds extendió la proclamación de salud ante desastre, interrumpiendo procedimientos quirúrgicos y dentales no esenciales y expandiendo la amplitud de cierres en tiendas en el estado.

Todos los cierres existentes, incluyendo restaurantes y bares, se extendieron una semana adicional hasta el 7 de Abril.  Efectivo desde las 10 p.m el Jueves.

27 de Marzo del 2020.  Soy Babi Valadez de Mary J Treglia Community House con Siouxland Public Media News en Espanol.

Hoy la Gov. Kim Reynolds extendió la proclamación de salud ante desastre, interrumpiendo procedimientos quirúrgicos y dentales no esenciales y expandiendo la amplitud de cierres en tiendas en el estado.

Todos los cierres existentes, incluyendo restaurantes y bares, se extendieron una semana adicional hasta el 7 de Abril.  Efectivo desde las 10 p.m el Jueves.

27 de Marzo del 2020.  Soy Babi Valadez de Mary J Treglia Community House con Siouxland Public Media News en Espanol.

Hoy la Gov. Kim Reynolds extendió la proclamación de salud ante desastre, interrumpiendo procedimientos quirúrgicos y dentales no esenciales y expandiendo la amplitud de cierres en tiendas en el estado.

Todos los cierres existentes, incluyendo restaurantes y bares, se extendieron una semana adicional hasta el 7 de Abril.  Efectivo desde las 10 p.m el Jueves.

Dukubni karona vayrasii kuta Iowa keessatti namaa haga 179 gahe jiraa.

Mana yalla kaa kutaa Iowa kessaa jiruu akaa jedhanitti, garaa namotaa 34 dabalataan dhukubaa karonaa kaan qormatamee qabamuu isanii ibsanii jiruu.

Bulchaan kuta Iowa Kim Reynolds, Kamisaa akkaa ibsanii bakkaa wajiraa isanii iraa, dhukubnii karonaa kunii kaan muldhatee lamafaa magalaa Sioux County tittii.

Kaan jalqabaa magallaa Monona County, hasawaa kamisaa kesatii akaa harbaa himametii.

Gov. Reynolds Expands State Disaster Proclamation

Mar 26, 2020

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Gov. Kim Reynolds today expanded the state's disaster health proclamation.  At Reynolds daily coronavirus briefing, Reynolds said she was prohibiting elective non-essential surgical and dental procedures and expanding the breadth of the state's retail closures.

All existing closures including restaurants and bars will be now be extended another week until April 7th, as now also  book stores, clothing and shoe stores, jewelry, luggage, cosmetic, perfume and beauty supply stores and home furnishing stores are included in the proclamation.

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Gov. Kim Reynolds today expanded the state's disaster health proclamation, halting elective non-essential surgical and dental procedures and expanding the breadth of the state's retail closures.

All existing closures, including restaurants and bar closures, were extended an additional week to April 7. That is effective as of 10 p.m. Thursday.

  

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COVID-19 cases have increased to 179 in Iowa 

The Iowa Department of Public Health says 34 more people have tested positive for COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus. 

Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will start in Woodbury County tomorrow.

But, testing isn’t available for everyone.  It’s being held in an undisclosed location for patients with recommendations from their doctors.

On this edition of The Exchange, we talk with Tyler Brock of Siouxland District Health about the number of COVID-19 cases in Woodbury County and how to keep ourselves safe during the pandemic.

We also speak with Sioux City Community Schools Superintendent Paul Gausman about the outlook for students, who are currently out of school because of the coronavirus, to get back to class this school year.

26 de Marzo del 2020.  Soy Balbina Valadez de Mary J Treglia Community House con Siouxland Public Media News en Espanol.

 

El Miércoles, 25 de Marzo el estado de Iowa reportó 21 casos nuevos confirmados de COVID-19 para un total de 145.  Esto llego el dia despues que la gobernadora Kim Reynolds anunció la primera muerte en el estado relacionada con el brote de coronavirus.  La víctima es un residente del condado de Dubuque que tenía entre 61 y 80 años de edad. 

 

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A Sioux City homeless shelter closed early for the season, today (Wednesday) because of COVID-19.

Lindsay Landrum (LAN-drum) is the executive director of the Warming Shelter in Sioux City. She says the shelter doesn’t have the ability to quarantine people or staff if they become exposed to the new coronavirus. She told the residents this morning (yesterday/Wednesday morning) that they needed to leave.

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Monona County has its first case of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.

This is the fourth such case in Northwest Iowa.  Woodbury County was the first in the region to have a positive case announced over the weekend, followed by Sioux Countynthe following day. A second case was confirmed in Woodbury County this week. 

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The Senate is voting on a $2 trillion deal to help jump-start the U.S. economy, battered by the coronavirus pandemic. Watch the floor proceedings live.

IA DEPT. OF PUBLIC HEALTH

The state of Iowa reports 21 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 for a total of 145. 

This comes the day after Governor Kim Reynolds announced the state's first death linked to the coronavirus outbreak.

The victim is a resident of Dubuque County who was between 61 and 80 years old.

Another news conference is planned for 2:30 this afternoon.

Woodbury County

Because of concerns surrounding the new coronavirus, Iowa’s Secretary of State Paul Pate pushed back the date of a special election for Woodbury County Supervisor.  

Supervisor Jeremy Taylor, a Republican, stepped down after residency issues.  

Two candidates vying for the seat, Democratic State Representative Tim Kacena and Republican Justin Wright, a teacher at North High, will face off in an election pushed back from April to July 7th.  

SIOUX CITY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

Before the threat of the new coronavirus, the biggest concern of school districts this time of year might be “how do you make up snow days”?  

Snow days are nothing compared to the current reality facing students, staff, teachers and administrators. 

The head of Sioux City Community Schools, Superintendent Dr. Paul Gausman, gives us more information about what the area’s biggest school district faces right now. 

  

25 de Marzo del 2020.  Soy Balbina Valadez de Mary J Treglia Community House con Siouxland Public Media News en Espanol.

Today, the state of Iowa increased the number of COVID-19 cases to 124. That is 19 more than yesterday.  There were no new confirmed cases in Siouxland.

Sarah Reisetter from the Iowa Department of Public Health says currently “sheltering in place” in Iowa isn’t necessary for the time being.

Reisetter says people should stay home as much as possible, especially if you are over the age of 60; use social distancing, work from home if possible, stay away from large gatherings and use good personal hygiene.

Today, the state of Iowa increased the number of COVID-19 cases to 124, that’s 19 more than yesterday.  There were no new confirmed cases in Siouxland.

Sarah Reisetter from the Iowa Department of Public Health says currently “sheltering in place” in Iowa isn’t necessary for the time being.

“Shelter in place for two or three weeks will not cause the coronavirus to go away.  That is because the virus is circulating around the world and can be reintroduced from many different places.”

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