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Gov. Reynolds asks Iowans to “hang in there”

Gov. Reynolds asks Iowans to “hang in there”

KAAL-TV
Updated: March 27, 2020 05:47 PM
Created: March 27, 2020 05:38 PM

(ABC 6 News) - During Friday's COVID-19 update, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds got emotional when talking about the impact the virus is taking on the state. She also explained why she hasn't issued a stay in place order.

Reynolds said, “Iowans are scared and they’re nervous, but we’re going to get through it. If you keep doing what we’ve asked you to do, we will be back to those good days, so hang in there."

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Reynolds also said that some Iowa hospitals have asked her to issue a shelter in place order, while others have asked her not to.  She said she’d be interested in looking at what metrics the hospitals calling for the order have that would suggest it’s needed at this time. She says that while some areas in the state may be COVID-19 hot spots, there’s no reason to issue an order that’s not practical for the rest of the state.

Also during the press conference, Clear Lake Schools were applauded by the Iowa Department of Education for their one-to-one program which provides each student with a learning device and for delivering an interactive video board to a student with additional needs.

As of Friday, the Iowa Department of Public Health announced there are 235 positive cases of COVID-19, and 3 deaths related to the virus.


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