Local COVID-19 Updates

GRISWOLD – Griswold School officials have seen low COVID numbers since the start of the school year, which has led to the possibility for students to return to in person learning on Feb. 1, officials said..

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ATLANTIC – On Monday, Dec. 21, Cass County Public Health received 500 doses of the Moderna vaccine. This vaccine will be used in accordance with Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidance to begin vaccinating phase 1A healthcare personnel.

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CASS COUNTY – Cass County Public Health Director Beth Olsen said Monday that while the Pfizer Company’s COVID-19 vaccine has been approved, and some places in Iowa are receiving it, smaller counties are more likely to receive the vaccine from Moderna because it doesn’t require as much cold s…

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CASS COUNTY – The program to deliver food to people in Cass County, made possible by $86,580 in COVID-19 grant funds, has been successful, according to Cass County Board of Supervisor Member Steve Green.

ATLANTIC – The Atlantic School Board approved extending its mask mandate until the end of the semester — Dec. 22 — but agreed to meet again next Wednesday to revisit it because of Governor Kim Reynolds new health guidelines that end Dec. 16. Another concern was that some students were under …

DES MOINES – As part of Gov. Kim Reynolds' proclamation extending the disaster emergency through Wednesday, Dec. 16, there are a number of changes that affect sporting and recreational events in Iowa.

ATLANTIC – Atlantic school officials clarified Friday quarantine restrictions for people coming into contact with or contracting COVID-19 based on new Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. CDC officials had recommended quarantining for 14 days, but now say the number of days can be sh…

National COVID-19 Updates

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President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered the Department of Justice to end its reliance on private prisons and acknowledge the central role government has played in implementing discriminatory ho…