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A Team Of Professionals Continue To Assist

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Caregivers, healthcare officials, and emergency personnel are working together to help COVID-19 positive individuals in Mahaska County. On Sunday morning, three full-size oxygen concentrators arrived at NuCara on the square in downtown Oskaloosa. Mahaska County Emergency Manager Jamey Robinson stopped by and transported them to Crystal Heights Care Center. The concentrators will […]

Additional cases and deaths confirmed in Iowa, state’s coronavirus website undergoing maintenance

DES MOINES – Today, the state of Iowa has been notified of 263 additional positive cases for a total of 17,213 positive cases. There have been additional 2,841 negative tests for a total of 110,358 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs. The positivity rate for […]

Crystal Heights Care Center Update – May 23, 2020

A Crystal Heights Care Center Press Release May 23rd, 2020 To the members of our community: As of today, the number of COVID-19 positive employees is now 8. The total number of COVID-19 positive residents is now 41. We are sorry to report that there have been 3 additional deaths of COVID-19 positive residents, bringing […]

Additional cases and deaths confirmed in Iowa, state’s coronavirus website undergoing maintenance

DES MOINES – Today, the state of Iowa has been notified of 419 additional positive cases for a total of 16,767 positive cases. There have been additional 4,336 negative tests for a total of 106,223 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs. The positivity rate for […]

Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Increases to 10.2 Percent in April

DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 10.2 percent in April. The state’s jobless rate was 2.7 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate rose to 14.7 percent in April. “April is the first month we have seen the real impact of the pandemic on our unemployment rate. We remain […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Provides Promised Transparency for Antibody Tests

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration posted a list of antibody tests that are being removed from the “notification list” of tests being offered under the Policy for Coronavirus Disease-2019 Tests During the Public Health Emergency. Antibody tests on this new removal list include those voluntarily withdrawn from the notification list by the test’s […]

Hite’s COVID-19 Update: 05/21/20

by Rep. Dustin Hite If you watch the news or look at social media each day, you probably think that we are never going to escape the current public health pandemic. While some are focusing on the negative impacts of COVID-19, many of the positive trends are largely being ignored. When looking at the unprecedented […]

MIDWESTONE DONATES TO AREA NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Oskaloosa, IA (May, 2020) –As the effects of the pandemic spread, our small business customers, consumers, and communities are encountering hardships. Families are being impacted by lay-offs, students who depend on schools for meals are at-risk, and non-profit agencies and service organizations are canceling revenue-generating events. To aid our customers and those who should be, […]

Iowa Workforce Development reports initial unemployment insurance claims filed for week of May 10 – May 16, 2020

DES MOINES – The number of initial claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, May 10, and Saturday, May 16, was 13,040. There were 12,011 initial claims by individuals who work and live in Iowa, and 1,029 claims by individuals who work in Iowa and live in another state. The number of continuing weekly unemployment claims […]

Southern Iowa Speedway Sees First Racing Action of 2020

by Jerry Mackey Oskaloosa, Iowa: One month following the scheduled racing season opener, the Southern Iowa Speedway was able to run races still under the Covid-19 Pandemic guidelines. Following Governor Reynolds restrictions, races were allowed but spectators were not allowed to attend. A great contingent of drivers attended the opening nights racing action on a […]

         

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