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A Board of Supervisors meeting for Johnson County is shown in Iowa City on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021.

Johnson County Board of Supervisors considers funding 37 projects with American Rescue Plan

Cooper Worth, News Reporter November 17, 2021

The 37 remaining American Rescue Plan projects — pending final approval from the Johnson County Board of Supervisors — are classified under four specific funding categories. The board will vote...

The University of Iowa Faculty Council meet over Zoom in Iowa City on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. The meeting composed primary of discussing the University’s current Covid-19 vaccination policies.

Federal deadline for vaccine mandate applies to UI departments

Kate Perez, News Reporter November 17, 2021

University of Iowa employees who work directly with a federal contract must provide proof of vaccination status or obtain a voluntary medical or religious exemption, while the state Board of Regents...

OLeary twins, 8, pose for a portrait at a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic for children at Weber Elementary School in Iowa City Monday, Nov. 8, 2021.

Iowa City Community School District parents ‘relieved’ to vaccinate students 5-11

Meg Doster, News Reporter November 10, 2021

Iowa parents are taking advantage of the Iowa City Community School District’s free on-site walk-in clinics to vaccinate their children against COVID-19. The district partnered with the Visiting...

Board of Regents Office member Mark Braun, President Michael Richards, and President Pro Tem Sherry Bates listen to a speaker during the state of Iowa Board of Regents meeting in Reiman Ballroom at the Alumni Center in Ames, Iowa, on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021.

Regents ask UI employees to voluntarily confirm vaccination status, exemptions

Sam Knupp, News Reporter November 10, 2021

State Board of Regents President Mike Richards is asking University of Iowa employees to voluntarily submit their documentation of COVID-19 vaccine status to the university.  Richards wrote in...

Regent Jim Lindenmayer clasps his hands at a Board of Regents meeting at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021.

State Board of Regents to allow religious exemption to vaccine mandates, still undecided on federal mandate’s impact

Kate Perez, News Reporter November 4, 2021

The state Board of Regents voted to allow employees to obtain religious exemptions from federal vaccine mandates, but they said they were still working through how President Joe Biden's impending vaccine...

A UIHC staff member puts a bandaid on Keagan Kleppe at the UIHC Riverside Landing Clinic in Coralville, Iowa Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2021.

Children ages 5-11 receive COVID-19 vaccines at UIHC

Ryan Hansen and Sabine Martin November 3, 2021

Kami Olthoff said she made her son a COVID-19 vaccine appointment the moment the clinic’s scheduling website opened Wednesday morning. The 42-year-old from North Liberty said her 11-year-old son...

Fred Ullrich poses for a portrait in his office located at the College of Public Health building on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021.

In rural counties, UI research shows higher rates of COVID-19 cases, deaths

Ryan Hansen, News Reporter October 27, 2021

Cases and deaths from COVID-19 are much higher in rural counties than in urban counties, according to research from the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Data trends show nonmetropolitan...

The Johnson County Health and Human Services building at 855 South Dubuque Street.

Johnson County to begin pediatric vaccines Nov. 4, pending CDC approval

Cooper Worth, News Reporter October 27, 2021

Johnson County Public Health is planning to have a good supply of COVID-19 vaccine for children ages five to 11, pending the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization...

The Old Capitol building is seen on March, 6, 2021.

UI Faculty Senate says vaccine, mask mandates could be coming for employees in response to federal requirements

Kate Perez, News Reporter October 27, 2021

The University of Iowa Faculty Senate said Tuesday the UI administration has suggested that vaccine and mask mandates could be coming for UI staff, but state Board of Regents Senior Communications...

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are seen on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

Respiratory illness cases climb, health experts recommend COVID-19, flu vaccines

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter October 25, 2021

Testing centers and public health experts in Johnson County are seeing more cases of other respiratory illnesses compared to last year as COVID-19 cases decrease in the county but remain high. Johnson...

Members of the Iowa City Community School District Board listen to members of the crowd during an Iowa City Community School District meeting in Iowa City on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. Members of the audience argued for and against a mask mandate within the school district.

Iowa City schools looking to provide rapid COVID-19 tests for students

Cooper Worth, News Reporter October 18, 2021

Iowa City Community School District has submitted a request to the state to provide COVID-19 tests for its students and faculty. ICCSD will collaborate, if the request is accepted, with the state's...

A free take home Covid-19 test kit, available at the Iowa City city hall is seen on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. (Jeff Sigmund/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa City City Hall gives away free COVID-19 test kits

Meg Doster, News Reporter October 17, 2021

Iowa City residents can now pick up COVID-19 at-home test kits at City Hall. Iowa City Communications Coordinator Shannon McMahon wrote in an email to The Daily Iowan that City Hall gave away more...

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