• Many states, businesses are listening to CDC and requiring masks again

    1 month ago - By Who TV

    States and businesses scrambled Wednesday to change course after the federal government issued new guidance calling for the return of mask wearing in virus hot spots amid a dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations nationwide.
    Nevada and Kansas City were among the locations that moved swiftly to re-impose indoor mask mandates following Tuesday's announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    The guidelines also call on all schools to require masks for students, teachers and visitors, and districts around the country tried to navigate the latest...
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  • COVID-19 in Iowa: 13 deaths and 2,000+ new cases reported in the last week

    COVID-19 in Iowa: 13 deaths and 2,000+ new cases reported in the last week

    1 month ago - By Who TV

    DES MOINES, IOWA - The Iowa Department of Public Health on Wednesday released its once-weekly update of statistics concerning the spread of COVID-19 in the state of Iowa. IDPH ceased releasing daily updates at the beginning of July.
    According to the updated figures for July 28th, a total of 6,183 Iowans have died from COVID-19 - including 13 deaths reported in the last week. A total of 378,831 Iowans have tested positive for the coronavirus - that is an increase of 2,158 cases in the last week.
    Kansas City, others already acting on new CDC recommendations for mask wearing
    A total of...
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  • New COVID-19 cases rising nationwide with late summer festivals - including Iowa State Fair - around the corner

    New COVID-19 cases rising nationwide with late summer festivals - including Iowa State Fair - around the corner

    1 month ago - By Who TV

    DES MOINES, Iowa - With coronavirus cases rising throughout Iowa and around the nation, health experts are becoming increasingly worried about next month's Iowa State Fair, which will bring more than 1 million people to Des Moines from around the state, including many from counties with low vaccination rates and increasing prevalence of the disease.
    Iowa's biggest annual event comes at a time when giant summer events will draw crowds throughout the nation, including in states that are experiencing more virus infections due to low vaccination rates and growth of the delta variant. They...
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