Iowa State, UNI move summer 2020 courses online as coronavirus threat persists
Cedar Rapids Gazette: Like the University of Northern Iowa, Iowa State University has announced major changes to its summer programming — including study abroad cancellations and a decision to move many of its summer courses to online only. Earlier this month, UNI administrators canceled all summer study abroad programming. The University of Iowa has not announced changes to its summer courses or study abroad programming. 

Trump cites Iowa as handling coronavirus ‘very, very well’

Des Moines Register: President Donald Trump shouted out Iowa as one of the states containing the spread of coronavirus “very, very well” and compared it with New York state at his Monday news conference in Washington, D.C. “Parts of our country are very lightly affected. Very small numbers,” Trump said, before shouting out Nebraska and its governor, Pete Ricketts, specifically. “… You look at Nebraska, you look at Idaho, you look at Iowa, I could name many countries [sic] that are handling it very, very well, and are not affected to the same extent, or frankly, not even nearly to the extent of New York.”

Dow soars on hopes for government aid bill

CNN Business: U.S. stocks kicked the day off higher this morning, erasing losses from the prior day’s session. Investors are hopeful that the Washington gridlock over the economic relief plans will come to an end. The Dow opened up 1,140 points, or 6.2%. By midmorning, it was up 1,500, or 8.15%. 

– Sioux City mall temporarily closes over COVID-19 concerns (Sioux City Journal)
– Ford joins 3M, GE in speeding up ventilator, respirator production (Reuters