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Posted on: April 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, April 6, 2020

78 Additional Cases and 3 Deaths in Iowa, One More Case in Dubuque County

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 78 additional positive cases in Iowa for a total of 946 positive cases. One additional positive case, a middle-age adult (41-60 years), was reported for Dubuque County. Three additional deaths were reported or Iowa today. There have been an additional 680 negative tests in Iowa for a total of 10,653 negative tests to date. Read today’s full announcement: 

Gov. Reynolds Orders Additional Closures

Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration, ordering additional closures and relaxing additional regulations to support the state’s efforts to combat COVID-19. The proclamation also calls on law enforcement to assist in the enforcement of these mitigation efforts.  For a complete list of additional closures, read the full announcement at 

IDPH Issues Restrictions on “Drive-In” Worship Services

Does Governor Reynolds’s order prohibiting gatherings of more than 10 people prohibit a church from conducting a drive-in worship service? No. People may gather in their vehicles, so long as those attending the service abide by some additional precautions.  Food, beverages, communion, or other materials should NOT be distributed before, after, or as part of the service.  Additional details available at:. 

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Randy Gehl, Public Information Officer
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This message is from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team, which includes staff from the from the Dubuque County Health Department, City of Dubuque Health Department, Dubuque County Emergency Management Agency, and the Dubuque Visiting Nurse Association.

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