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University of Iowa med student-run mobile clinic offers free tele-medicine amid COVID-19 pandemic

University of Iowa med student-run mobile clinic offers free tele-medicine amid COVID-19 pandemic

Will Fineman, News Reporter

April 6, 2020

The University of Iowa Mobile Clinic has transitioned from its traditional, in-person medical services to telemedicine appointments amid social-distancing restrictions to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The student-run nonprofit offers free basic health care to primarily uninsured or un...

UIHC joins international clinical trial for drug to treat COVID-19

UIHC joins international clinical trial for drug to treat COVID-19

Kelsey Harrell, News Reporter

April 6, 2020

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics announced Monday that it is participating in an international clinical trial for remdesivir, an antiviral drug, to evaluate its safety and effectiveness in treating the novel coronavirus.  The trial is for hospitalized patients aged 12 or older who meet the f...

‘Faith will not be canceled’: Places of worship work to digitize practices, maintain community amid COVID-19

‘Faith will not be canceled’: Places of worship work to digitize practices, maintain community amid COVID-19

Mary Hartel, News Reporter

April 6, 2020

Classic music and hymns greeted churchgoers signing on to the virtual Palm Sunday services at the First United Methodist Church of Iowa City. As more people logged on to the Facebook livestreamed worship, people began to comment messages normally said face-to-face — “Good morning, everyone” and ...

Reynolds orders further closure of businesses

Reynolds orders further closure of businesses

Caleb McCullough, Assistant Politics Editor

April 6, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the closure of more businesses and public gathering places in an acceleration of Iowa’s response to the coronavirus, including malls, bowling alleys, pool halls, arcades, amusement parks, libraries, museums, zoos, skate parks, playgrounds, tobacco and vape stores, and ca...

University of Iowa organizations, community answer UIHC call for hospital equipment

University of Iowa organizations, community answer UIHC call for hospital equipment

Rachel Schilke, News Reporter

April 5, 2020

When University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics contacted UI Chief Innovation Officer Jon Darsee asking desperately for face shields to prevent employees from contracting the novel coronavirus, Darsee knew the UI’s engineering resources could step up to the plate. Among the six operations that ...

UI science students adapt to online classes, loss of in-person labs

UI science students adapt to online classes, loss of in-person labs

Rin Swann, News Reporter

April 5, 2020

Annie Wofford, a University of Iowa third-year student studying human physiology on the pre-med track, was concerned that she may miss out on the hands-on learning her lab classes on campus offered as the UI moved to virtual instruction. Wofford, who described herself as a more “atmospheric learn...

Local pharmacies struggle to attain personal protective equipment amid COVID-19 pandemic

Local pharmacies struggle to attain personal protective equipment amid COVID-19 pandemic

Rin Swann, News Reporter

April 5, 2020

At Greenwood Drug and Compounding center, a Waterloo-based pharmacy, a staff of 50 continues its work amid the novel-coronavirus pandemic without face masks — and no clear information on when they will have some. Robert Nichols, director of clinical services at Greenwood and a University of Io...

First COVID-19 death reported in Johnson County

First COVID-19 death reported in Johnson County

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

April 5, 2020

The first COVID-19-related death in Johnson County was reported Sunday by the Iowa Department of Public Health.  The individual was an older adult between the ages of 61 and 80. Eight new total deaths were reported statewide on Sunday, bringing the total of coronavirus-related deaths in the state ...

FEMA to send Iowa over $44 million for reimbursement of COVID-19 response expenses

FEMA to send Iowa over $44 million for reimbursement of COVID-19 response expenses

Josie Fischels, Arts & Culture Editor

April 4, 2020

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will send more than $44 million to Iowa in order to reimburse COVID-19 response costs, according to a press release. The release stated that the funds, obligated under the Presidential Major Disaster Declar...

Reynolds remains fixed against shelter-in-place order

Reynolds remains fixed against shelter-in-place order

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

April 3, 2020

After a week of public pressure from lawmakers and counties, Gov. Kim Reynolds said she will not issue a shelter-in-place order at this time, though Reynolds said orders currently in place in Iowa are on par with measures in other states.  Iowa is one of 12 states to not have issued a statewide shelter-...

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics launches ‘virtual hospital’ to treat COVID-19 patients

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics launches ‘virtual hospital’ to treat COVID-19 patients

Sarah Watson, Managing Editor

April 3, 2020

University of Iowa Health Care launched beginning a “virtual hospital” to treat COVID-19 patients at home who don’t need to be hospitalized. “A home treatment team has created a virtual hospital for our patients so that they can get the best care at the best place at the right time," UI ...

UI cancels summer programming through June 13

UI cancels summer programming through June 13

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

April 3, 2020

In-person summer programming at the University of Iowa has been cancelled through June 13. Programming includes youth programs and camps, research programs, and conferences.  In an university-wide email sent Friday, the UI said a decision about resuming programming after June 13 will be made later...