Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Thursday she has directed $490 million of the $1.25 billion in coronavirus relief funds Iowa received through the CARES Act to be deposited into the state’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund.
As COVID-19 cases rise in the Quad Cities, some businesses are temporarily closing due to employees testing positive for COVID-19. Businesses took to social media to notify customers about why they’re temporarily closing and steps they’re taking during the closure.
Iowa Republican legislators are fast-tracking a bill that offers businesses including meatpacking plants and nursing homes broad immunity from coronavirus lawsuits amid criticism that it would also enable them to ignore workplace safety requirements.