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April 6, 2020 3:38 PM

Monday, April 6, Local COVID-19 Update

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 78 additional positive cases in Iowa for a total of 946 positive cases. One additional positive case, a middle-age adult (41-60 years), was reported for Dubuque County. Three additional deaths were reported or Iowa today. There have been an additional 680 negative tests in Iowa for a total of 10,653 negative tests to date. Read today’s full announcement: https://idph.iowa.gov/News/ArtMID/646/ArticleID/158327/Additional-COVID-19-cases-in-Iowa-Additional-Deaths-Confirmed

Gov. Reynolds Orders Additional Closures
Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration, ordering additional closures and relaxing additional regulations to support the state’s efforts to combat COVID-19. The proclamation also calls on law enforcement to assist in the enforcement of these mitigation efforts. For a complete list of additional closures, read the full announcement at https://governor.iowa.gov/press-release/gov-reynolds-signs-new-proclamation-continuing-state-public-health-emergency-3

IDPH Issues Restrictions on “Drive-In” Worship Services
Does Governor Reynolds’s order prohibiting gatherings of more than 10 people prohibit a church from conducting a drive-in worship service? No. People may gather in their vehicles, so long as those attending the service abide by some additional precautions. Food, beverages, communion, or other materials should NOT be distributed before, after, or as part of the service. Additional details available at:. https://idph.iowa.gov/Portals/1/userfiles/7/Guidance%20on%20Drive%20In%20Church.pdf

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