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UI shared-governance leaders ask regents to consider COVID-19 impact on salaries

UI shared-governance leaders ask regents to consider COVID-19 impact on salaries

Kelsey Harrell, News Reporter

April 1, 2020

Faculty representatives from the University of Iowa urged the state Board of Regents to consider the work faculty and staff have done despite COVID-19 outbreak at its virtual meeting Wednesday.  Representatives from groups of faculty and staff, not organized for the purpose of collective bargain...

Iowa Democrats urge Reynolds to issue stay-at-home order

Iowa Democrats urge Reynolds to issue stay-at-home order

Caleb McCullough, Assistant Politics Editor

March 31, 2020

Two Democratic members of Iowa’s congressional delegation are urging Gov. Kim Reynolds to issue a stay-at-home order, citing rising deaths and cases of COVID-19 in the state. Reynolds has taken several measures to shut down public establishments, including restaurants, bars, salons, tattoo shops, and...

Iowa City hospitals ramp up efforts to test for and treat COVID-19 ahead of potential surge

Iowa City hospitals ramp up efforts to test for and treat COVID-19 ahead of potential surge

Marissa Payne, Editor-in-Chief

March 31, 2020

Local health officials are ramping up ways to test for and treat COVID-19 as Iowa hospitals prepare for a projected surge in patients seeking treatment for the disease. UI Hospitals and Clinics Chief Medical Officer Theresa Brennan said the health-care system is currently treating five inpatients for...

Johnson County Board of Supervisors, Board of Public Health discuss local response to COVID-19

Johnson County Board of Supervisors, Board of Public Health discuss local response to COVID-19

Riley Davis, News Reporter

March 31, 2020

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors held a telephonic meeting with three members of the Johnson County Board of Health Tuesday to discuss the county’s response to the COVID-19 crisis and the board’s letter to Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds concerning authority for a shelter-in-place order. County Attor...

Johnson County food pantries collaborate to deliver food during COVID-19

Johnson County food pantries collaborate to deliver food during COVID-19

Marissa Smith, News Reporter

March 31, 2020

Local food pantries in Johnson County are teaming up to give back to the community amid the COVID-19 outbreak by providing food for those in need. The service, a partnership between CommUnity Food Bank, Coralville Community Food Bank, IC Compassion, and North Liberty Community Pantry, will deliv...

PETA calls for ending animal research at the UI

PETA calls for ending animal research at the UI

Caleb McCullough, Assistant Politics Editor

March 31, 2020

The animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals called for the University of Iowa to shut down all animal experiments Friday following changes made by the Office of Animal Resources in response to COVID-19. In a letter addressed to President Bruce Harreld, the organization urged the university to prohibit any new animal experiments, prohibit breeding and acquisition...

Gov. Kim Reynolds assures protective measures in long-term care facilities, says there is progress in testing accessibility

Gov. Kim Reynolds assures protective measures in long-term care facilities, says there is progress in testing accessibility

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor

March 31, 2020

In a Tuesday press conference, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds assured Iowans that federal and state institutions have implemented health screening protocols in long-term care facilities, adding that hospitals and public health officials are able to test more people for COVID-19 each day. Long-term care ...

Local advocates against domestic violence address COVID-19, social distancing

Local advocates against domestic violence address COVID-19, social distancing

Caroline Price, News Reporter

March 30, 2020

As Iowans are urged to self-isolate in their homes amid community spread of the novel coronavirus, advocates against domestic and sexual violence are transitioning their services online, and some advocates have raised concerns that the need for such resources may be heightened with state recommendations to st...

Governor confirms COVID-19 outbreak in Cedar Rapids long-term care facility as Linn surpasses Johnson County with most cases

Governor confirms COVID-19 outbreak in Cedar Rapids long-term care facility as Linn surpasses Johnson County with most cases

Sarah Watson, Managing Editor

March 30, 2020

In her daily press briefing on Monday, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds confirmed an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in a Cedar Rapids long-term care facility. Twenty-one of Linn County's 71 COVID-19 cases are directly related to the outbreak, a designation Reynolds said is characterized by three or more...

Cambus changes routes to accommodate for University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Cambus changes routes to accommodate for University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Rin Swann, News Reporter

March 30, 2020

Cambus routes and services have shifted because of recent changes resulting from COVID-19, focusing primarily on hospital routes and less on school-based services. According to the memo from Cambus and the University of Iowa on March 27, key changes have been made to accommodate routes and sh...

An ‘all hands’ approach: Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds asks Iowans to sew masks for health-care workers

An ‘all hands’ approach: Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds asks Iowans to sew masks for health-care workers

Charles Peckman, Senior Reporter

March 30, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds is calling on Iowans to utilize their time at home to produce homemade cloth masks for the state's health-care workers amid a national shortage of personal protective equipment. "Now, I'm also asking for your help," Reynolds said during her daily press conference Monday, addressing...

UI will not refund students’ tuition during virtual instruction, will refund some housing and course fees

UI will not refund students’ tuition during virtual instruction, will refund some housing and course fees

Lauren White, News Reporter

March 30, 2020

While the University of Iowa will not refund students’ tuition during virtual instruction amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the UI is currently looking at ways to refund students for things like housing, recreation, and course fees.  In a university-wide email sent Monday, it stated that the UI will ref...