• Polk County Health Department Asks Local High Schools to Temporarily Delay Winter Sports

    13 days ago - By Who TV

    POLK COUNTY, Iowa - The Polk County Health Department is asking local high schools to temporarily suspend the winter sports season due to the "alarming number of positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations" in the county.
    Polk County Health Department Director Helen Eddy said Polk County's coronavirus positivity rate is over 20%, and significant mitigation efforts must be done to slow down the spread of the virus.
    "We need to change the trajectory of this disease and the impact we are seeing in our community, including overwhelmed hospitals and staff. We are asking you to temporarily...
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  • What You Should Know Before Relying on COVID-19 Testing to See Your Family

    What You Should Know Before Relying on COVID-19 Testing to See Your Family

    13 days ago - By Pop Sugar

    As we head into the holidays, COVID-19 is more widespread than at any point in the pandemic. The growing number of cases has left many Americans wondering if they should travel this season or even gather with family and friends at home. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention has urged Americans to refrain from celebrating with anyone outside their household - but that hasn't prevented people from lining up in droves for COVID-19 testing .
    "As expected, we are seeing an uptick in COVID-19 testing appointments and are therefore advising patients to make sure they plan their testing...
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