No one has a harder job right now than those tasked with the almost impossible challenge of keeping public schools running while trying to prevent them from becoming epicenters of COVID-19 outbreaks.
The time is now for local leaders to take matters into their own hands. It has become agonizingly obvious that our national and state leaders are not going to honestly address the disruptive and deadly challenges our nation and state are facing from the growing spread of COVID-19.
The coronavirus continues to spread in Iowa with new cases and more deaths confirmed every day – and our governor is not effectively corralling all of her powers to fight it.
The New York Times reported this morning that more than half of the people living on this planet are under a stay-at-home order as part of the global effort to combat the spread of COVID-19. That includes most Americans, but a few holdout states, such as Iowa, have stubbornly resisted.
Now that local banks are gearing up to assist the federal government in its effort to provide small businesses with financial relief, it’s time to get ready to apply.
Now that Jackson and Clinton counties have confirmed cases of COVID-19 (one in Jackson and five in Clinton), area residents have many questions.
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.”