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IDPH updates COVID-19 antigen test results following increased testing volume and new CDC guidance

IDPH updates COVID-19 antigen test results following increased testing volume and new CDC guidance

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is now reporting positive and negative antigen test results following a steadily increasing volume of the rapid-result tests across the state. 

Friday, August 28, 2020/Author: Anonym/Number of views (20649)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.9
Categories: IDPH News

IDPH Confirms First Child Death from COVID-19

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is saddened to confirm the first death of a child due to complications from COVID-19. The child was under the age of five, and had significant underlying health conditions. 

Sunday, August 23, 2020/Author: Anonym/Number of views (8817)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.7
Categories: IDPH News
Assistance for Iowa WIC Families Affected by Severe Weather

Assistance for Iowa WIC Families Affected by Severe Weather

The Iowa Department of Public Health announces additional assistance for WIC families following the destruction of the August 10 derecho. Families living in the 16 counties designated under the federal disaster declaration are eligible.

Friday, August 21, 2020/Author: Anonym/Number of views (3524)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
Categories: IDPH News
State Launches #StepUpMaskUpIA to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

State Launches #StepUpMaskUpIA to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

The Iowa Department of Public Health, along with Gov. Kim Reynolds, is asking the public to #StepUpMaskUpIA. This new outreach campaign encourages Iowans to follow important public health mitigation measures such as wearing a cloth face covering when in public. 

Thursday, July 23, 2020/Author: Anonym/Number of views (21427)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.2
Funding Expanded for 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count (7/22/2020)

Funding Expanded for 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count (7/22/2020)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced expanded funding of 5-2-1-0 – Healthy Choices Count!, which began in 2017 in Iowa. Five new communities will receive grants, while eleven communities currently funded for the initiative will receive additional grants. The funded communities will work to create environments that support healthy choices. Bringing evidence-based strategies for healthy living into communities, schools, childcare and out-of-school programs, health care practices and workplaces, 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! reaches children and adults where they live, learn, work, and play.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020/Author: Anonym/Number of views (3215)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.5
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