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For Immediate Release via Lee County Emergency Management Coordinator Steve Cirinna Businesses and organizations are urged to donate personal protective equipment, or PPE, by contacting their local the county emergency management agency. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is encouraging Iowa businesses and organizations to donate extra personal protective equipment to assist health care […]

Press Release – March 18, 2020 City of Montrose Announces Closures Due to COVID-19 In accordance with directives and recommendations from Governor Reynolds, the Iowa Department of Public Health, and the Center for Disease Control the City of Montrose effective Wednesday, March 18, will close the Montrose Library, the Ivor Fowler Community Center, and the […]

The following statement has been put out by the University of Iowa: Dear members of the UI community, Now that we have received word of community spread in Iowa and Johnson County in particular, the University of Iowa, in coordination with the Board of Regents and the state, is taking additional steps to help mitigate […]

Federal Program partners with Expensify.org For Assistance to SNAP Families Radio Keokuk has learned of a partnership formed between SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and Expensify.org to help families in need at this time. The following information was received from David Barret, President of Expensify: These are unprecedented times, and it’s inspiring to see communities […]

Waterworks to waive March Penalties & Late Fees Greetings Citizens of Keokuk, The Keokuk Municipal Waterworks is closely following the guidance from the CDC and also any state government recommendations. The situation with the virus is constantly changing and we take preparation measures seriously. Below is a list of actions to be taken by the […]

Jefferson City, Mo. — Pursuant to Governor Mike Parson’s Executive Order 20-02 declaring a state of emergency in response to COVID-19 and a request from Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, Governor Parson today signed Executive Order 20-03 ordering all Missouri municipal elections previously scheduled for April 7, 2020, to be postponed to June 2, 2020. The Executive […]

Gov. Reynolds issues a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020 DES MOINES –  Gov. Reynolds issued a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency activating the public health response and recovery aspects of the State Disaster Emergency Plan effective at noon today.  It takes significant steps to require social […]

Jefferson City, Mo. — Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft issued the following statement regarding upcoming elections in the state of Missouri. “I know these are difficult times for all of us. There is a great deal of uncertainty and understandable concern. Among those concerns are the upcoming elections that provide us all an opportunity to […]

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