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Iowa resumes workouts, athletic department reports COVID-19 testing update

Kinnick Stadium is seen fom the north end zone at Iowa Football Media Day on Friday, August 9, 2019.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

September 8, 2020

The University of Iowa athletics department announced Tuesday that it has resumed voluntary and mandatory workouts. The department announced Aug. 31 that it had paused all workouts through at least Labor Day after it conducted 815 COVID-19 tests for the week of Aug. 24-30 and received 93 posit...

University of Iowa reports 175 new COVID-19 cases

Old Capital as seen on April 13, 2020.

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

September 7, 2020

The University of Iowa is reporting new COVID-19 case numbers with 174 students self-reporting they have tested positive since Sept. 4. 1,569 students have tested positive since the beginning of the semester.  One additional employee reported they have tested positive since Sept. 4, for a total of 20...

Students headed home from the UI may risk spreading COVID-19 to family members

Epidemiologist Jorge Salinas talks about the spread of coronavirus during the World Canvas discussion about Coronavirus on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 at the Old Town Capitol Mall.

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

September 3, 2020

As Labor Day weekend approaches, University of Iowa epidemiologists are warning about the risk of Iowa City residents bringing COVID-19 to other areas of the state and country. Jorge Salinas, head of epidemiology at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, told reporters on Thursday that UI st...

Gov. Reynolds makes small business relief available to bars in six counties

Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during the Condition of the State address at the Iowa State Capitol on Jan. 14.

Caleb McCullough, Politics Editor

September 2, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds will open small business relief grants to bars in six counties that have had to close because of a surge in coronavirus cases in those counties and across the state. Reynolds closed bars in Black Hawk, Dallas, Johnson, Linn, Polk, and Story Counties on Aug. 27, citing a rise ...

White House coronavirus task force encourages Iowa universities to increase testing

Coronavirus virus outbreak and coronaviruses influenza background as dangerous flu strain cases as a pandemic medical health risk concept with disease cells as a 3D render

Lauren White, Politics Reporter

August 31, 2020

In the most recent report from the White House coronavirus task force, Iowa has been shown to be in the red zone, meaning that there have been more than 100 new cases per 100,000 people, holding the distinction of the highest rate in the country.  According to the report, Polk County, Story County...

UI reports 329 new COVID-19 cases among students

The Old Capitol is seen on Thursday, March 12, 2020. (Jenna Galligan/The Daily Iowan)

Molly Kresse, News Reporter

August 31, 2020

The University of Iowa is reporting 326 new self-reported COVID-19 cases among students and 3 new self-reported employee cases. This brings the total number of students infected this semester to 922. The total number of employee cases this semester is 13.  In a campus-wide email sent Monday afternoon, the ...

Iowa athletics pauses all workouts amid COVID-19 outbreak

Kinnick Stadium is seen fom the north end zone at Iowa Football Media Day on Friday, August 9, 2019.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

August 31, 2020

The University of Iowa athletics department announced Monday that it has paused workouts for all teams through at least Labor Day after receiving 93 positive COVID-19 tests in its past week of testing. The department conducted 815 COVID-19 tests for the week of Aug. 24-30 and received 93 posit...

UI reports 507 self-reported positive COVID-19 cases this week

Coronavirus virus outbreak and coronaviruses influenza background as dangerous flu strain cases as a pandemic medical health risk concept with disease cells as a 3D render

Clinton Garlock, News Reporter

August 28, 2020

The University of Iowa reported 500 new cases of COVID-19 were self-reported during the first week of classes, bringing the total in the last two weeks to 607 students, faculty, and staff who've reported testing positive for the virus. The UI first released the number of positive cases Aug. 21 — 1...

Johnson County bars ordered to close after increase in COVID-19 cases amongst young adults

The Airliner, 22 S Clinton St. As seen on Aug 27, 2020

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

August 27, 2020

Bars in six Iowa counties, including Johnson County, were required to close Thursday, after a sharp increase in COVID-19 among 19-24 year-olds. In a Thursday press conference, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said young adults, especially those on college campuses, are driving much of the spread of COVID...

Johnson County sees surge in COVID-19 cases as students return for first week of classes

Johnson County Public Health Director Dave Koch speaks at a press conference in front of the Graduate Hotel on June 25.

Alexandra Skores, Managing Editor

August 26, 2020

More than 300 positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in Johnson County over the past four days, as University of Iowa students return to classes. Dave Koch, director of Johnson County Public Health Department wrote in a press release on Wednesday, that the cases are primarily among young peopl...

USG members disappointed in Harreld’s response to campus issues

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld addresses members of UISG virtually at the first University of Iowa Student Government Meeting on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

Rylee Wilson and Caleb McCullough

August 26, 2020

Undergraduate student government members said they felt no progress came out of meeting with University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld as he spoke to the group on COVID-19, in-person classes, racism on campus and more. Harreld spoke over Zoom at a student government meeting on Tuesday and took ...

University of Iowa to begin testing any students, Harreld says, as Johnson County coronavirus cases continue to climb

The Old Capitol is seen on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Eleanor Hildebrandt and Alexandra Skores

August 25, 2020

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld told student government leaders on Tuesday that testing options would be available to students soon, but didn’t specify any timeline, while cases ramp up in Johnson County. After senators discussed the lack of testing for students who are not exper...