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Iowa’s COVID-19 positivity rates are below 3% – KCCI Des Moines

Iowa’s COVID-19 positivity rates are below 3%



STATE. STEVE: THIS COMES JUST ONEAY D AFTER THE GOVERNOR SENT IOWA SCHOOL DISTRICTS SCRAMBLING. SHE SIGNED A NEW LAW OVERNIGHT BANNING THEM FROM REQUIRING MASKS IN THEIR CLASSROOMS, FORCING DISTRICTS TO MAKE LASTIN-MUTE POLICY CHANG.ES NEW TONIGHT, KCCI’S CYNTHIA FODOR SPOKE WITH SOME AREA ADMINISTRATORS ABOUT HOW TYHE HANDLED THE SUDDEN SWITCH. REPORT:ER WHILE SOME SCOLHO ADMINISTRATORS SAID THEY HEARD WORD THAT THE STATE MIGHT BAN THE MASK MANDATE, THEY WEREN’T EXPECTING THE GOVERNOR TO SIGN THE NEW LAW INTO EFFECT SO QUICKLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. >> WE CERTAINLY COULDN’T FINISH OUT THE YEAR WITHOUT ONE MORE SURPRI.SE >> TO SAY THERE WAS A LITTLE BIT OF SCRAMBLING WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT. REPORTER: SCHOOL STAFF, PARENTS, AND STUDENTS ARE EXPERIENCING WHAT SOME LLCA WHIPLASH AFTER THE MASKS ON, MASKS OFF POLICIES E THPAST FEW DAYS. FRIDAY, THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH MADE MASKS OPTIONALUT B MANY SCHOOLS SWITCHED BACK TO REQUIRING THEM THROUGH THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. NOW A CHANGE IN THE LAW CHANGES THAT. >> I THI INKT’S A BUNCH OF MALARKEY. WE ONLY HAVE TWO WEEKS LEFT, AND WE JUST NEED TO GET THESE YOUNGER KIDS WHO CAN’T EVEN GET VACCINATED THROUGH. I MEAN, WE’VE GONE THIS FARI, DON’T UNDERSTAND. WE ARE SO CLOSE TO THE FINISH, AND IT’S UPSETTING. REPORT:ER BUT SOME PARENTS ARE NO W RELIEVED IT’S THEIR DECISION. >> I KNOW MY SON, HE’S REALLY HA D TROUBLE WITH THE MAS.KS HE’S TOUCHING THE MASK, LICNGKI THE INSIDE OF THE MASK AND DNGOI SOME NOT SO SANITARY THINGS, SO I THINK ‘I’S ACTUALLY HEALTHIER FOR A LOT OF KS.ID >> YOU CAN GO INTO ONE CLASSROOM, AND YOU’LL HAVE ABTOU HALF AND HALF. YOU COULD GO INTO ANOTHER ONE AND SEE JUST A HANDFUL OF STUDENTS WEARING THEIR MASKS. AND THE SAME WITH TEACHERS. REPORTER: THERE ARE REPORTS OF SOME STUDENTS BULLYING OTHERS WHO CHOOSE TO CONTINUE WEARING MASKS. >> WE TEACH KINDNESS AND RESPECT, NO MATTER WHAT SIDE THAT WE’RE ON, IF YOU WANT TO CALL A PANDEMISIS.C WE ARE ALMOST AT THE FINISH LINE, THE BELL IS ABOUT TO RING AT THE END OF THE DAY TO SENUSD OFF INTO SUMMER, AND WE WANT TO END ON A HIGH NOTE. AND FOR THE OSWHO THIS HAS CAUSED STRESS AND ANXIETY, IT’S BEEN A REALLY TOUGH FEW DAYS REPORTER: AND THEY SAYT I HAS BEEN A TOUGH YEAR WITH ALL OF THE CHANGES, AND ANOTHER FALLOUT OF THIS, SOME PARENTS WHO WANT MASKS ARE PULLING THEIR KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL FOR THE REMAINDER FISCAL YEAR,- – THIS SCHLOO YEAR, WHICH IS JUST ANOTHER 8 DAYS FOR JOHNSTON AND WAUKEE, WHICH END JUNE 2. CYNTHIA FODOR, KI CC8 NEWS, IOWA’S NEWS LEADER. STEVE: THE NEW LAW ALSO BANS IOWA CITIES AND COUNTIES FROM CREATING ANY ORDINANCES THAT FORCE BUSINESSES TO REQUIRE SKMA IOWA’S STATE-RUN UNIVERSITIES ANNOUNCED TOY THDAAT THEY ARE NO LONGER REQUIRING STUDENTS, STAFF, OR VISITORS TO WEAR MASKS. IT’S PART OF A LARGER PLATON RETURN TO NORMALCY ON TH3E CAMPUSES. THE BOARD OF REGENTS ALSSAO IT’S LIFTING ITS STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, AND THE UNIVERSITYF NO ORTHERN IOWA. THAT MEANS NO MORE SOCIA DISTANCING IN CLASSROOMS. AND STAFF AND STUDENTS ARE NOW EXPECTED TO TURERN TO CAMPUS IN-PERSON. THE REGENTS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDING THAT ALL MBMEEROFS CAMPUS COMMUNITIES GET A COVID-19 VACCINE. STACY: THE NEW MASK LEGISLATION HAS BEEN IN THE WORKS FOR A FEW WEEKS NOW. REPUBLANICS WHO PROPOSED AND VOTED TO PASS THE BILL SAY IT’’ SOMETHING PARENTS WANTED. >> THIS IS IOWANS SPEAKING UP AND SAYING WE WANT TO GET BACK TO NORMAL. THE CDC IS RELAXING GUIDELIN.ES WE WANT OUR KIDS TO BE IN SCHOOL AND BE ABLE TO FOCUS ON THEIR EDUCATION, AND NOT WORRY ABOUT THE MASK THEY’VE BEEN WEARGIN FOR THE LAST YEAR. STACY: DEMOCRATS SAY TAKING POWER AWAY FROM LOCAL OFFICIALS TO ISSUE A MANDATES I IRRESPONSIBLE. >> THIS IS A POLITICAL STATEMENT THAT’S GOING TO HEAV IMPLICATIONS LONG BEYOND THIS LEGISLATIVE SESSION AND THIS PANDEMIC. WHO KNOWS WHAT’S COMING NEXT? IF WE’VE LEARNED ANYTHING, IT’S THAT WE NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR WHATEVER EVENTUALITY COULD COME WHEN IT COMES TO GLOBAL HEALTH. STY:AC NOW DOCTORS SAY WE ARE STILL IN A PANDEMIC, IT’S STILL IMPORTANT TO BE CAREFUL. NEW AT 5:00, RHEYA ASKED A HEALTH EXPERT WHAT THIS MEANS FOR CHILDREN IN THE CLASSROOMS. REPORTER: WHILE SCHOOL DISTRICTS CAN NO LONGER ENFORCE MASK MANDATES, MANY ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGING STUDENTS AND STAFF TO WEAR THEM. I ASKED NOLA AIGNER DAVIS WITH POLK COUNTY HEALTH IF PARENTS SHOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT THE NEW ADJUSTMENT. SHE RESPONDED WITH A REFERCEEN TO CDC GUIDELINES. >> AND WHAT THEY SAY IS ANNEYO IS WHO NOT FULLY VACCINATEORD ANYONE WHO IS PARTIALLY VACCINATED, WHICH THEY HAVE TNO RECEIVED THEIR FULL VACCINE, THEY SHOULD BE WEARING A MK,AS AND WE KNOW THIS GOES FOR CHILDREN ANYWHERE, EVEN THGHOU WE KNOW CHILDREN FROM 12 TO 15-YEAR-OL CDSAN BE VACCINATED. THAT WAS JUST LAST WEEK, SO THEY’D ONLY HAVE ONE VACCINONE BOARD, BUT WE KNOW ANYONE WHO IS NOT FULLY VACCINATED OR HASN’T BEEN VACCINATED AT ALL SHOULD BE WEARING A MASKS, AND THAT IS OUR YOUNG KIDDOS. REPORTER: SHE ADDED THAT SHE HAS SEEN YOUNG ADULTS AND KIDSET G COVID THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. KIDS ARE NOT IMMUNE, ALTHOUGH THEY MAY HAVE HAD LESS SEVEER SYMPTOMS, AND, OF UR

Iowa’s COVID-19 positivity rates are below 3%

Iowa’s 14-day and seven-day COVID-19 positivity rates are below 3%.The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 191 new positive COVID-19 tests and seven additional deaths Friday.At 10 a.m., the health department reported 400,561 total positive COVID-19 tests, 357,001 total recoveries and 6,025 total deaths. Twenty-four hours earlier, the health department reported 400,370 total positive tests and 6,018 total deaths.State data shows 1,294,768 people have completed a vaccine series in Iowa, with 2,658,796 total doses administered. Find out how you can get vaccinated in Iowa here.Iowa’s positivity rates are below 3%. The 7-day average fell from 3% to 2.8% and the 14-day average dropped from 3.1% to 2.9%. There have been 4,992,878 COVID-19 tests administered in Iowa.The number of Iowans hospitalized with the virus dropped from 146 to 142. There are 42 patients in an intensive care unit and 20 patients on ventilators.Iowa reports two long-term care facilities with virus outbreaks. The state reports 17 positive cases and one recovery among residents and staff within those facilities. There have been 2,352 care facility deaths in Iowa.IDPH offers COVID-19 data in real time on this website. KCCI publishes a daily data summary at 10 a.m.

Iowa’s 14-day and seven-day COVID-19 positivity rates are below 3%.

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 191 new positive COVID-19 tests and seven additional deaths Friday.

At 10 a.m., the health department reported 400,561 total positive COVID-19 tests, 357,001 total recoveries and 6,025 total deaths. Twenty-four hours earlier, the health department reported 400,370 total positive tests and 6,018 total deaths.

State data shows 1,294,768 people have completed a vaccine series in Iowa, with 2,658,796 total doses administered. Find out how you can get vaccinated in Iowa here.

Iowa’s positivity rates are below 3%. The 7-day average fell from 3% to 2.8% and the 14-day average dropped from 3.1% to 2.9%. There have been 4,992,878 COVID-19 tests administered in Iowa.

The number of Iowans hospitalized with the virus dropped from 146 to 142. There are 42 patients in an intensive care unit and 20 patients on ventilators.

Iowa reports two long-term care facilities with virus outbreaks. The state reports 17 positive cases and one recovery among residents and staff within those facilities. There have been 2,352 care facility deaths in Iowa.

IDPH offers COVID-19 data in real time on this website. KCCI publishes a daily data summary at 10 a.m.

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