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April 2, 2020

66 Additional Cases and Two More Deaths in Iowa

66 Additional Cases and Two More Deaths in Iowa
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 66 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 614 positive cases. According to IDPH, two additional deaths were reported; 2 older adults (61-80) of Linn County. There have been a total of 8,054 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs. Full announcement: https://governor.iowa.gov/press-release/additional-covid-19-cases-in-iowa-additional-deaths-confirmed-0

Governor Extends Emergency Declaration through April 30
Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration. The proclamation orders the closure of schools, waiving time requirements as long as school districts put in place a continuous learning plan until April 30. Read the full announcement at https://governor.iowa.gov/press-release/gov-reynolds-signs-new-proclamation-continuing-state-public-health-emergency-2

April 2 Public Health Team Video Update
Today’s video update includes information on the number of positive cases in Iowa and Dubuque County, the Governor’s extension of the emergency declaration, more on masks, and an explanation of how the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team is responding to the pandemic. Watch at https://youtu.be/Bk1Zq5cKoXQ

Local Healthcare for the Uninsured or Underinsured
If you are uninsured or underinsured and need basic healthcare, Crescent Community Health Center (CCHC) in Dubuque serves all patients, regardless of insurance status. The center is continuing to provide care during the pandemic, seeing emergent medical and dental appointments that cannot be postponed, and is utilizing telehealth for as many visits as possible for medical and behavioral health. For more information, call 563.690.2850 or visit www.crescentchc.org.

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