Friday, April 17, Update
191 New Cases in Iowa, One More in Dubuque County
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) was notified of 191 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Iowa including one more in Dubuque County, one adult (18-40 years). Four more people with COVID-19 in Iowa have died, bringing the statewide total to 64. Iowa now has a total of 2,332 positive cases and Dubuque County has 40.
According to the IDPH, there have been 21,792 people tested in Iowa and 1,007 people who tested positive have recovered from the virus for a 43% recovery rate. For additional details, visit https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/ Iowa Schools Will Not Reopen this School Year
Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education announced today that all school districts and nonpublic schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year and will continue to offer continuous learning to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Schools will continue voluntary and required continuous learning plans while school buildings are closed. CLICK HERE
to read the full announcement. April 17 Dubuque County Update Video
Today’s video from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team includes discussion of Gov. Reynolds’ announcement on schools today, the new restrictions for our region that were announced yesterday, as well as a pep talk for the weekend. Watch the video at https://youtu.be/glDC2gYDQ8k