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COVID-19

County records COVID death in 3 straight weeks

After not recording a COVID related death since the spring, Marshall County reported a new death for the third consecutive week. Among the 6,563 deaths across the state, 82 were reported in Marshall County. The state has also exceeded 10,000 new cases each of the last three weeks, according ...

Pediatricians group warns of COVID-19 spread among children

DES MOINES — The rise of the delta variant and beginning of the school year have dramatically increased the risks children face during the coronavirus pandemic, a group of pediatricians said in court documents submitted in the federal lawsuit against Gov. Kim Reynolds. The American Academy ...

County records COVID-19 death in consecutive weeks

Marshall County has reported a COVID-19 related death in two straight weeks for the first time since the spring. Eighty-one people have died in Marshall County with COVID-19 infection, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. The total death toll across the state is 6,482 people, ...

Iowa’s COVID infections reach their highest level since 2020

COVID-19 continues to spread in Iowa, with the average number of new infections and hospitalizations reaching their highest level of any time in 2021. Only 13 other states have a higher per capita infection rate, according to the Washington Post. The newspaper’s COVID-19 tracker indicates ...

Iowans step up to participate in COVID-19 vaccine research

In August 2020, more than 250 bold Iowans traveled from across the state to University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Hailing from small towns in northwest Iowa, to cities as large as Des Moines, Dubuque and Ottumwa, these Iowans were driven by an important purpose: they were participating in ...

Masks required in grades sixth and below at MCSD

After more than an hour of discussion, the Marshalltown Community School Board voted to enact a mask mandate for a portion of students and staff. After a first recommendation from Superintendent Theron Schutte to require masks for all students and staff failed by a vote of three yeas and ...