SEN. GRASSLEY: Extra caution now will save lives later

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On Friday, President Trump declared a national emergency concerning the novel coronavirus disease outbreak.

This proclamation frees up additional resources to further efforts to contain and combat the virus.

Over the weekend, the Governor of Iowa, Kim Reynolds, confirmed Iowa’s first case of community spread of COVID-19 – in Dallas County.

It’s very important to continue to take commonsense precautions.

Stay home if you are sick, wash your hands, avoid large gatherings and heed the advice of health officials.

Extra caution now will save lives later.