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REYNOLDS ALLOCATES RELIEF MONEY FOR HOSPITALS & HEALTH DEPARTMENTS

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Governor Kim Reynolds is allocating an additional $28 million in direct relief to Iowa’s hospitals and local county health departments to help manage increased needs due to COVID-19.

The funding comes from the $1.25 billion in federal CARES Act funds allocated to the state.

Most of the money, $25 million, will be allocated to hospitals to address staffing needs.

The funds will be allocated prorated based on average hospital census over the months of September and October.

The other $3 million will be distributed to local county health departments based on a per capita basis.