Tuesday, June 30, 2020

NEW YORK, NY (IRN) – Iowans with travel plans to New York will now have to self-quarantine.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that Iowa is among 16 states where travelers to New York are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – The Iowa Department of Public Health is reporting that five more Iowans have died from COVID-19 and more than 200 more have tested positive. There have been 712 total deaths from the coronavirus in the state so far. Of those deaths, 365 were residents of long-term care facilities. There are currently outbreaks at 20 long-term care facilities in Iowa.

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed into law a 24-hour waiting period for any woman who wants an abortion. The amendment prevents them from receiving the procedure during their initial appointment. It also requires patients to view an ultrasound of the fetus and receive adoption information. The ACLU and Planned Parenthood are suing.

ALGONA, IA (IRN) – A group still plans to hold a three-day motorcycle rally in Algona that’s expected to attract thousands of bikers despite the concerns of local officials that the event could spread the coronavirus. Algona is in Kossuth County, which has had 32 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and no reported deaths, but officials think that could change because of the motorcycle rally, which typically draws 10,000 bikers. One local official says, “we don’t want to be another Florida,” where cases have surged after the state reopened.

DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – Three members of the Lincoln High School softball program in Des Moines have tested positive for COVID-19, putting the team’s season temporarily on hold. Players and coaches will be isolated for 14 days.

IOWA CITY, IA (IRN) – Another former University of Iowa football star has made allegations of mistreatment against the program’s head and assistant coaches, according to a social media post. Akrum Wadley, a running back who became the school’s fifth all-time leading rusher by yards between 2014 and 2017 described verbal and physical mistreatment by head coach Kirk Ferentz, offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz, and former strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle. Wadley said that he believed at least some of the treatment he received was because he is Black.