Articles For Tag "coronavirus"

  • Priority Groups Established by State for COVID-19 Vaccinations

    posted on Friday, January 8, 2021 The biggest question of 2021 so far, at least the one addressed to those in the healthcare world, has been: “When can I get vaccinated against COVID-19?” The answer varies from state to state. In Iowa, as of today, if you work in healthcare or are a resident of a long-term care facility, you are eligible to schedule and receive a vaccine. Those in the next priority groups are identified; however, a time frame has not been announced by the state for the next round of vaccination opportunities.

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  • COVID-19 Positivity Rate Remains Above 10 Percent Regionally

    posted on Monday, October 12, 2020 The positivity rate of COVID-19 cases in rural Iowa has climbed in recent weeks, with Clay County's current 14-day positivity rate over 10 percent.

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  • Updated COVID-19 Quarantine Guidelines Released

    posted on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has changed quarantine recommendations for people who have been exposed to someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19. These guidelines apply for businesses, schools and childcare settings.

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  • Spencer Hospital Reintroduces Additional Services

    posted on Thursday, May 28, 2020 Next week, on June 1st, Spencer Hospital will reintroduce some health services that were suspended two months ago as a precaution during the initial stages of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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