COLUMBUS JUNCTION — Spread out and many wearing masks, the constituents who came Tuesday to meet with U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley didn’t make for the type of scene he typically encounters on the 99-county tours of Iowa he has made over seven terms in the Senate.
Clinton County surpassed 100 confirmed coronavirus cases last week, as new infections across the United States marking their biggest one-day spike – more than 55,000 on Thursday – since the pandemic began. And cases are growing among younger populations.
Some local elected officials and public employees are on edge following a new state law that allows firearms in public buildings such as courthouses and city halls.
The outbreak of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, continues in Iowa and Illinois with an increase in cases possible in the coming months. Parents may be wondering how they can prevent the spread of coronavirus and protect their families.
Clinton County Assessor, Brian Tiesman, is announcing that door-to-door inspections of all residential and agricultural dwellings in Clinton County (outside the city of Clinton) will begin in late July.
As COVID-19 cases rose across the country – with a daily record of 55,000 reported Thursday – scheduling coronavirus test appointments in Iowa through a free program became impossible before the July 4th weekend.
Because Major League Baseball has informed Minor League Baseball that it will not provide any players to affiliated teams for the 2020 season, there will be no Clinton LumberKings baseball this summer.
The coronavirus has forced the cancellation of most public events this summer. The lack of activity can lead to weight gain, and local healthcare providers are looking to help.