Within 10 days, the majority of businesses and facilities Governor Kim Reynolds ordered to close in March will have been allowed to reopen, under new pandemic-related guidelines. Reynolds says critics of her decisions fail to acknowledge the distress that closures placed on the state’s economy and on individuals with mental health concerns or a volatile home life.
The Jasper County Board of Supervisors have decided to unlock all county buildings to the public beginning this coming Tuesday June 2nd. At that time Jasper County Offices will begin conducting business in a variety of different ways. Citizens are encouraged to visit the County’s website or social media page to see how individual offices are conducting business. The offices can also be contacted over the phone with any questions. Over 420 Iowans had died of COVID-19. Reynolds says she’s monitoring data points that indicate the threat from the virus is leveling off. The Governor has repeatedly said with expanded testing and ample hospital space, the state will be able to manage COVID-19 outbreaks that may occur.
The COVID-19 case numbers for Jasper County are now 1-thousand 691 residents tested; 250 positive tests; 189 infected residents have recovered; 15 coronavirus related deaths.