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COVID-19

Need a COVID test? Free mail-in tests available

Several sites in Marshalltown are still providing self-administered mail-in COVID-19 tests at no cost to those who need them. Free mail-in tests are available at the Marshalltown Public Library, 105 W. Boone St.; Primary Health Care, 412 E. Church St.,; UnityPoint Express Clinic, 1704 S. ...

Omicron continues to rage in Marshall County

Another week brought another new record for COVID cases in Marshall County, with a whopping 565 of them confirmed in the last seven days as the Omicron variant continues to spread across the state and the globe. By comparison, six months ago in July of 2021, there were just 731 new cases in ...

White House soft-launches COVID-19 test request website

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Tuesday quietly launched its website for Americans to request free at-home COVID-19 tests, a day before the site was scheduled to officially go online. The website, COVIDTests.gov, now includes a link for Americans to access an order form run by the ...

Marshalltown schools again break COVID case record

With 92 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported among students and employees at Marshalltown schools, the district hit another record high in back-to-back weeks. On Friday, the Marshalltown Community School District (MCSD) reported 78 student cases and 14 employee cases. Last week, the district ...

Meskwaki Schools go virtual as COVID numbers rise

TAMA — Leaders at the Meskwaki Settlement School met Wednesday morning and opted to switch to virtual instruction beginning on Thursday and continuing through the upcoming week due to increasing COVID-19 infections among the student body. In a Facebook post Wednesday, Superintendent Steve ...