Local COVID-19 Updates

Over the last six months, since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in December, the administration of the now three allowed jabs (along with Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen) has been in the news.

To paraphrase the famous line from the Iowa-filmed motion picture “Field of Dreams,” if you open it, they will come.

The staff at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Homes wants the citizens of Waverly, Shell Rock, Denver, Readlyn and surrounding communities to be aware, beginning April 12, families that experienced the death of a loved one due to COVID-19 may be eligible for up to $9,000 in funeral assistance from the …


The Benton County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted 3-0 to open the county courthouse for business on April 15 without requiring an appointment, accepting recommendations by a security committee and Benton County Public Health to open their doors fully once again.

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With the opening of availability of the COVID-19 vaccines to the general public on Monday, the Bremer County Health Department has changed its strategy for the allocation and distribution of the shots.

National COVID-19 Updates

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(The Center Square) – Iowa, Florida, Wyoming, South Dakota and Texas have the least coronavirus restrictions and have fully reopened, according to a new analysis of state regulated coronavirus restrictions published by the personal finance site, WalletHub,