Now that Jackson and Clinton counties have confirmed cases of COVID-19 (one in Jackson and five in Clinton), area residents have many questions.
Iowa’s economy is less vulnerable than most states to the economic damage that the coronavirus crisis is causing, according to a new analysis by WalletHub.
Not surprisingly, much of the national attention on the recently passed $2.2 trillion stimulus package has focused on direct payments that will be made to most Americans. A $349 billion loan forgiveness program created in the bill, however, could have significant impacts for small businesses…
Communicating with loved ones, especially those in assisted living or nursing homes, remains crucial but is increasingly more difficult through this coronavirus pandemic. And sometimes, advanced technology isn’t an option. Alice McAllister and her daughter, Mary McAllister, both of Maquoketa…
In the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic, low-income families and seniors on fixed incomes are experiencing food insecurity and struggles with housing, child care and transportation costs.
The outdoor drop-off recycling receptacles at Imagine the Possibilities in Maquoketa closed effective Monday to help limit the spread of the coronavirus.
As of 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 497 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Iowa, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). That is up 17 percent from 424 reported cases Monday.
Medical Associates of Maquoketa PC is changing its office hours as of Wednesday, March 31 as follows: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. is for well patients only; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. is for sick and well patients; and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. is for telehealth visits. On Saturday, April 4, the main clinic will be clo…
The COVID-19 pandemic continued to spread in Iowa nursing homes Monday, even as state inspectors relied on the facilities themselves to provide them with personal protective equipment.
REMINDER: The application deadline for the State of Iowa’s "Financial Assistance & Tax Deferral” program for small businesses ends at noon Tuesday, March 31.
Laughter and music resounded from the stage and the seats at Ohnward Fine Arts Center as the Clauson Family Music Show entertained an audience of less than 250 people — the most permitted to gather in a public space at one time.
The ACLU of Iowa, along with Planned Parenthood and the Emma Goldman Clinic, are suing Gov. Kim Reynolds and other state officials for blocking access to surgical abortion services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The news that the State Capitol was closing to the public due to the coronavirus outbreak was just one in a stream of emails from government agencies over the past two weeks announcing they would be conducting the people’s business while temporarily ending the people’s access to public offices.
Gov. Kim Reynolds on Sunday defended her decision to include surgical abortions in her order to suspend “non-essential” and elective medical and dental procedures, saying the action was not based on her personal ideology.
Iowa state officials say the federal CARES Act means newly laid-off workers won’t have to use their paid personal leave before they will be eligible for unemployment benefits.
As of 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 30, 424 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Iowa, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). That is up 26 percent from 336 reported cases Sunday.
The City of Maquoketa is limiting public interaction, staggering personnel, and closing all city park equipment after a Jackson County resident tested positive for COVID-19. Read the attachment for details and a message from the mayor.
A case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in an adult aged 18-40 years of age in Jackson County. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the individual is self-isolating at home.
As part of our UpBeat series of stories for people enjoy while they are homebound, here’s Part V, the final installment of a piece by local writer Dale Kilburg, a retired postal carrier who continues to work the "family farm.” He has a passion for reading and enjoys writing about the past, s…
As of noon Sunday, March 29, 336 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Iowa, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). That is up from 298 reported cases Saturday.
The United States now has 113,000 confirmed COVID cases, the most of any country in the world. So much for President Donald Trump’s claims weeks ago that “we have it totally under control” and “it will all work out well.”
The number of Iowans who have tested positive for COVID-19 increased by 64 since Friday, for a total of 298 positive cases, Iowa Department of Public Health reported Saturday.
The Iowa National Guard on Thursday deployed another 40 soldiers to help distribute medical supplies to health workers responding to the COVID-19 outbreak.
As part of our UpBeat series of stories for people enjoy while they are homebound, here’s Part IV of a piece by local writer Dale Kilburg, a retired postal carrier who continues to work the "family farm.” He has a passion for reading and enjoys writing about the past, so it is no surprise th…
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds grew emotional at a press conference Friday as she discussed the impact business closings are having on the state due to the growing COVID-19 pandemic.
WASHINGTON — A $2 trillion bill to aid workers, health care providers and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic became law Friday.
The House on Friday passed a $2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill. President Trump is expected to sign it quickly, according to news sources. The legislation was passed unanimously by the Senate on Wednesday and provides relief for workers and businesses that have been devastated b…
Two more Iowans have died of COVID-19 and the number of confirmed cases in Iowa rose by 56 since Thursday, for a total of 235 positive cases, Iowa Department of Public Health reported Friday.
Due to newly-released USDA guidance, caregivers may pick up meals for children at Grab & Go meal sites, effective immediately. USDA recognizes that in this public health emergency, continuing to require children to come to the meal site to pick up meals may not be practical and in keepin…
A case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Clinton County. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), one individual in the age range from 41-60 is self-isolating at home.Clinton County Emergency Management Coordinator Chance Kness said the hometown of the si…
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Thursday she has extended her emergency COVID-19 response order an additional week, until April 7, and added to the list of businesses that must close.
The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals has indefinitely suspended all routine inspections at the state’s food-processing plants.
A record 41,890 Iowans applied for unemployment last week, showing just how disruptive the COVID-19 pandemic has been to Iowa’s economy and workforce.
As part of our UpBeat series of stories for people enjoy while they are homebound, here’s Part III of a piece by local writer Dale Kilburg, a retired postal carrier who continues to work the "family farm.” He has a passion for reading and enjoys writing about the past, so it is no surprise t…
As of noon Thursday, March 26, 179 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Iowa, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). That is up from 145 reported cases Wednesday.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is working to be as flexible as possible to get food out to the people who need it during the COVID-19 National Emergency. On Wednesday, March 18, President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes b…
DES MOINES - The number of initial claims filed between Sunday, March 15, and Saturday, March 21, (the first time period that reflects the increased number of claims filed related to COVID-19, including the broader group of individuals eligible for claims due to the virus) was 40,952. The nu…
A day after Iowa logged its first COVID-19 death, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds made it clear the state has a significant shortage of medical equipment.
If you want to see a doctor but do not want to come into the office during this pandemic please call our Maquoketa location at 563-652-5145 and ask about a televisit. This is a HIPAA compliant platform. Patients who are using this service seem to really appreciate it. A televisit requires …
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate late Wednesday night approved a $2 trillion spending bill that aims to provide economic relief for workers and businesses and to aid hospitals and states reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic.
As an update to the continued steps the Jackson County Economic Alliance is taking to meet the COVID-19 community mitigation recommendations from the Governor and CDC, we will be closing our office to all in person meetings and predominately working from home offices.
U.S. senators were debating legislation after reaching a bipartisan deal on a $2 trillion spending package early Wednesday, but a timeline for enactment remained uncertain.