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COVID-19

Residents request more Pfizer, J&J

The action of Gov. Kim Reynolds signing a law banning mask requirements in schools left Marshall County Public Health Nurse Pat Thompson with a feeling of surprise. “I did not know that was coming,” he said. “Now it’s a law. No one expected that. I certainly did not expect it.” Even ...

MCSD official: State strikes against local control

Masks are no longer required in the Marshalltown Community School District. Due to legislation passed by the Iowa Legislature and Gov. Kim Reynolds Wednesday night, mask mandates are forbidden in schools and for local governments effective immediately. Marshalltown Community School District ...

School keeps COVID mitigation strategies

No changes to Marshalltown Community School District’s COVID-19 mitigation strategies will be made for the remainder of the school year. Superintendent Theron Schutte provided an update on the district’s COVID-19 policies at the regular school board meeting Monday, responding to the most ...

Greer lifts mask mandates

Effective immediately, the Marshalltown COVID-19 mask-related mandates are rescinded. Mayor Joel Greer, on Monday, issued a proclamation not only rescinding the mandates, but putting the following into immediate effect: • People who are fully vaccinated may resume activities without ...

Greer lifts mask mandates

Effective immediately, the Marshalltown COVID-19 mask-related mandates are rescinded. Mayor Joel Greer, on Monday, issued a proclamation not only rescinding the mandates, but putting the following into immediate effect: • People who are fully vaccinated may resume activities without ...

Virus testing strategies, opinions vary widely in US schools

MISSION, Kan. — Children are having their noses swabbed or saliva sampled at school to test for the coronavirus in cities such as Baltimore, New York and Chicago. In other parts of the U.S., school districts are reluctant to check even students showing signs of illness for COVID-19. ...