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Covid patient count in Iowa hospitals increasing

DES MOINES — The pace of vaccinations appears to be trending up slightly in Iowa as the…

Reynolds rejects Biden’s call for $100 vaccine incentives

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An aide says Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has no plans to offer…

Iowa casino re-imposes mask mandate to slow COVID spread

ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa casino has re-imposed a mask mandate for its guests to slow…

University of Iowa epidemiologist worried about Iowa vaccination rate

IOWA CITY — COVID-19 hospitalizations in Iowa hit a record low of 46 in late June —…

Reynolds close to filling vacancies so public health board can operate

DES MOINES — Republican Governor Kim Reynolds says she’s filling openings on the state Board of Public…

Reynolds says new CDC masking guidance punishes those who are vaccinated

DES MOINES — Governor Kim Reynolds says it is “counterproductive” for the Centers for Disease Control to…

AAA survey finds Iowans confident to travel again

DES MOINES — After more than a year of masks, hand sanitizer and carry-out meals, a survey…

At-home COVID-19 test kits now available through Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health

MASON CITY — The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health is now offering free, at-home, saliva…

Governor slams new federal mask guidelines

DES MOINES — The Biden Administration has released new COVID-19 guidelines for masks — prompting a response…

With school coming, Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health director suggests voluntary mask use for those under 12

MASON CITY — With the calendar soon turning to August, thoughts start to turn to the start of…



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