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Dozens fired for refusing Covid-19 vaccine mandate file for unemployment

DES MOINES — State officials say dozens of Iowans have claimed unemployment benefits after being fired for…

COVID variant Omicron found in Black Hawk County, first case in Iowa

WATERLOO — The Iowa Department of Public Health and the State Hygienic Lab confirms the detection of…

Local COVID weekly update — number of new positive cases up, no new deaths, hospitalizations down

MASON CITY — The number of north-central Iowans testing positive for COVID-19 in the last week is…

Covid patient count in Iowa hospitals hits another 2021 record

IOWA CITY — The Covid patient count in Iowa hospitals has reached 777, another record high for…

Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health director says stay aware but don’t panic over Omicron variant of COVID-19

MASON CITY — The head of the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health says people should stay…

Judge blocks Covid shot requirement for Iowa health care workers

DES MOINES — A federal judge in Missouri has temporarily blocked a federal agency’s Covid vaccine mandate…

COVID positivity rates slightly decline in the last week across north-central Iowa

MASON CITY — The COVID-19 positivity rates in north-central Iowa are slightly down but the number of…

COVID hospitalizations in Iowa up 13% compared to last Wednesday

DES MOINES — For the third straight week, the number of patients in Iowa hospitals who’ve tested…

COVID positivity rate continues to climb in north-central Iowa

MASON CITY — The positivity rate continues to climb for COVID-19 in north-central Iowa. According to the…

COVID patient count in Iowa hospitals up for second straight week

DES MOINES — The number of COVID patients in Iowa hospitals has increased for the second straight…



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