4 employees at long-term care facilities, 1 resident test positive for coronavirus in Iowa
Des Moines Register: Five people at four long-term care facilities in Iowa have tested positive for coronavirus, according to a health care group. Four of the cases involve employees and one case involves a resident at one of these facilities. The facilities are located in Dubuque, Linn, Poweshiek and Washington counties.

Whirlpool temporarily shutters Amana plant after employee’s positive COVID-19 test
Cedar Rapids Gazette: Whirlpool Corp. temporarily has closed its Amana refrigerator plant after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The patient has not been in the plant since March 17, but reported close contact with one other employee, who also was sent home, a company spokesman said.

U.S. coronavirus stimulus bill adds billions in support for farmers
Reuters: The U.S. coronavirus stimulus bill that U.S. senators could vote on this afternoon would add $14 billion to the Agriculture Department’s Commodity Credit Corp. spending authority, and authorize another $9.5 billion for U.S. farmers hurt by the fast-spreading pandemic, according to a copy of the bill’s text. The $9.5 billion would be used to specifically assist livestock producers affected by the pandemic, such as cattle ranchers and hog and dairy farmers.

Wall Street surges for second day as investors await $2 trillion aid package
Reuters: Wall Street rallied for a second straight session today as the U.S. Senate neared a vote on a $2 trillion package to support businesses and households devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. Boeing surged 30%, bringing its gain over the past three sessions to over 70%, as investors bet on government support for the aerospace industry as well as airlines. Boeing remains down by about 50% since mid-February. The Dow ended up 496 points, or 2.4%.