The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of nine additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 38 positive cases. According to IDPH, three individuals are residents of Johnson County; two are residents of Polk County; two are residents of Dallas County; one is a resident of Washington County; and one is a resident of Winneshiek County.
A status report of monitoring and testing of COVID19 in Iowa provided by IDPH can be found here. In addition, a public hotline has been established for Iowans with questions about COVID-19. The line is available 24/7 by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431. The governor’s office and the Iowa Department of Public Health will be transitioning to mid-morning updates as testing capabilities have expanded.
Gov. Reynolds released the following video to discuss testing criteria. View that video here.
Gov. Reynolds also released a video discussing Iowa’s efforts to implement President Trump’s 15 days to slow the spread. View that video here.
Gov. Reynolds will hold a press conference tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 p.m. Details will be provided tomorrow.