Changes in most coronavirus statistics stayed relatively consistent with recent reporting days, as several new deaths from, and hundreds of new cases of, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus were reported by state officials.
The refusal of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds to require Iowans to wear masks in public has prompted at least three cities and a county to impose their own local ordinances to address the coronavirus outbreak.
Iowa’s five home Big Ten Conference games will be sold as single games and not as a season ticket, and capacity at Kinnick Stadium will be limited to 10-15,000 seats per game. Additional updates include:
Gov. Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education are making $26.2 million available to school districts, nonpublic schools, colleges and universities to increase internet connectivity for students for the upcoming school year.
Guidance from the state says school districts can only apply for a wavier for all online instruction if the county’s positivity rate is above 15% over 14 days with a 10% absenteeism. If a school would get a waiver, it would only be temporary.
Luka Garza, the 2020 National College Basketball Player of the Year by six national news outlets and Big Ten Player of the Year, announced on Sunday that he is returning to the University of Iowa for his senior season.