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Iowa Dept. Of Public Health Reporting Largest Number Of Deaths In A Single Day From COVID-19

Tue 5-5-2020

(Johnston)-- The Iowa Department of Public Health today (Tues.) reported 408 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state's total number of cases to 10,111.

The agency also today (Tues.) reported 19 additional deaths. That's the highest number of deaths reported so far in a single day. Officials say most of those were from long-term care facilities in the state.

During Governor Kim Reynolds press conference this (Tues.) morning, Ann Lebo, Director of the Iowa Department of Education, announced the availability of a little more than $71 million in federal emergency funds being made available to the state's school districts...Emergency Education Funds 

"Everyone of Iowa's 327 school districts will receive an allocation of these funds to address COVID-19-related needs at their schools, including online learning support, professional development, educational technology, mental health services, and services to support students with disabilities. The list of allocations by school district and the allowable spending categories are available on the Iowa Department of Education's COVID-19 web page."

Lebo says districts will receive the allocations May 13th and that the funds must be used by this coming September 30th. She says the spending of the funds can be on things retroactive to March 13th, 2020.