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COVID-19

Judge continues to prohibit Iowa enforcement of mask ban law

DES MOINES — A federal judge Friday extended an order that will prevent state officials from enforcing a law that prohibits school districts from implementing mask requirements until a federal lawsuit challenging the law can be heard. Judge Robert Pratt had earlier issued a temporary ...

COVID claims another life in Marshall County

For the fourth consecutive week, Marshall County recorded a new COVID-19 related death. Eighty-three Marshall County residents have died with COVID infection since the start of the pandemic. Across the state, 6,654 people have died, including 91 in the last week, according to the Iowa ...

Meskwaki Health Services to receive Heroes in Health Award

TAMA — The National Indian Health Board will be awarding the Meskwaki Health Clinic with its most prestigious award, the “Heroes in Health Award,” virtually on Oct. 6. Located in Washington DC on Capitol Hill, the non-profit organization provides a variety of services to tribes ...

Infections continue to drop in Iowa, but vaccination rate is still 54%

Newly reported cases of COVID-19 have fallen 13 percent in Iowa over the past week. The drop in cases continues a decline that began last week in the wake of a surge of new cases. According to the Washington Post’s COVID-19 tracker, the average number of new cases reported each day in Iowa ...

District sees higher COVID-19 case count

As with many other school districts around the state, the Marshalltown Community School District is seeing higher COVID-19 case counts so far this school year compared to last year. Last week, the Marshalltown Community School District reported its highest new case count since the COVID-19 ...

US hits 700,000 COVID-19 deaths

MINNEAPOLIS — The United States reached its latest heartbreaking pandemic milestone Friday, eclipsing 700,000 deaths from COVID-19 just as the surge from the delta variant is starting to slow down and give overwhelmed hospitals some relief. It took 3 ½ months for the U.S. to go from ...