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IOWA’S 18TH COVID-19 CASE IS 1ST COMMUNITY SPREAD INCIDENT

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Iowa’s 18th positive case of COVID-19 is an older adult age 61-80, and a resident of Dallas County.

Governor Kim Reynolds said Saturday night that this is the first case of community spread in our state:

OC……….they became infected. ;11

Reynolds says there are new recommendations for individuals with underlying conditions, and all Iowans should be prepared for cancellations and disruptions in routine activities:

OC……….high risk groups. :21

She says health care organizations should also review their contingency plans and consider how tele-health can support the needs of Iowans.

The governor is still not asking public schools to close though:

OC…………two to four weeks. ;21

Reynolds advises all Iowans, but especially older residents, to protect their health:

OC………when feasible. ;25

In addition, a public hotline has been established for Iowans with questions about COVID-19.

The line is available 24/7 by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431.