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Johnson County moves to a medium COVID-19 community spread amid increased cases

Anthony Neri, News Reporter May 1, 2022

Johnson County moved from a low to medium community spread level on Thursday as COVID-19 cases increased in Iowa. Poweshiek and Howard Counties also shifted to medium community levels, while the rest...

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Extended student loan freeze means more time for UI graduates

Kate Perez, News Reporter April 12, 2022

President Joe Biden has extended the repayment pause for federal student loan borrowers through Aug. 31, giving regent institution graduates more time to manage their money. The repayment pause...

A lab mouse is seen in a lab in the Bowen Science Building at the University of Iowa on Monday. April 11, 2022.

UI researchers identify drug to cure mice of COVID-19 symptoms, may treat older adults

Anthony Neri, News Reporter April 11, 2022

Researchers at the University of Iowa found a drug to prevent older mice, who suffer from COVID-19 in a similar way to older people, from dying of the virus. The older mice that had COVID-19, which...

UI distributes last round of COVID-19 relief dollars to over 9,000 undergraduate, graduate students

UI distributes last round of COVID-19 relief dollars to over 9,000 undergraduate, graduate students

Kate Perez, News Reporter April 7, 2022

The University of Iowa distributed over $10.72 million to 9,059 total students through the third and final round of funding from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. A recently posted article...

University of Iowa Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations Rod Lehnertz speaks during a Board of Regents meeting over a livestream on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. Lehnertz went over the proposed renovations for the Hardin Library for Health Sciences.

University of Iowa Health Care sees increase in total inpatient days, admissions

Kate Perez, News Reporter April 6, 2022

The University of Iowa Health Care system is experiencing an increase in patients requiring admission, according to a presentation given to the state Board of Regents Wednesday. The increase comes...

Syringes for the COVID-19 vaccine lay on a counter at the VA Medical Center in Iowa City on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. The center received the Moderna vaccine for its employees.

Second COVID-19 booster recommended for individuals 50 or older, immunocompromised

Cooper Worth, News Reporter March 30, 2022

People over the age of 50 and those who are immunocompromised can now get a second COVID-19 booster dose of two specific vaccines. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized a second booster...

After two years: Iowa City and UI still feel impact of COVID-19

After two years: Iowa City and UI still feel impact of COVID-19

March 27, 2022

COVID-19 has been part of the lives of University of Iowa students and Iowans for over two years. The impacts are still felt by the UI Hospitals and Clinics, businesses around town, and in higher education...

A COGS sticker is seen on a stop light post on Friday, October 16, 2020.

Iowa OSHA issues no violations against UI, cites some workplace concerns in investigation

Anthony Neri, News Reporter March 20, 2022

The Iowa branch of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will not issue any violations or citations against the University of Iowa following an investigation from complaints by the UI’s...

Johnson County sees low level of COVID-19 community spread, single-digit cases

Johnson County sees low level of COVID-19 community spread, single-digit cases

Sabine Martin, News Editor March 20, 2022

Johnson County has entered a low community level for COVID-19 according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention metrics, permitting fewer county-wide virus mitigation measures. Johnson County...

The Iowa City Community School District held a meeting at the professional development center at 6 p.m. on Tuesday Feb. 7, 2022.

Iowa City Community School District removes district-wide mask mandate

Jami Martin-Trainor, Arts Reporter March 1, 2022

The Iowa City Community School District board announced the removal of its mask mandates in all schools at a special meeting on March 1. The vote was unanimous, with all 7 members of the board voting...

Mayor Bruce Teague speaks at an Iowa City City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. Teauge gave his State of the City address, the city council heard concerns from the Center of Worker Justice, and the city council discussed meeting protocols.

Mayor Bruce Teague lifts Iowa City mask mandate

Caleb McCullough, Executive Editor February 28, 2022

Iowa City residents will no longer be required to wear masks inside public and city buildings starting Tuesday, after Mayor Bruce Teague lifted the city mask mandate on Monday.  Iowa City reintroduced...

A disposable mask is seen on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City on Feb. 10, 2022. Due to an increasing amount of disposable masks being found on campus, the Undergraduate Student Government looks towards more sustainable solutions.

CDC drops mask recommendations for healthy people in most U.S. counties, Mayor Bruce Teague to evaluate mask mandate

Anthony Neri, News Reporter February 25, 2022

Johnson County is now at a “medium” level when it comes to COVID-19 cases, according to new metrics outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, meaning the agency no longer...

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