More than 20% of Iowa’s coronavirus cases are health care workers
Des Moines Register: More than 20% of Iowa’s positive COVID-19 diagnoses are from health care workers, the deputy director of the Iowa Department of Public Health said today. The revelation comes as Iowa’s number of positive tests passed 1,000 and another Iowan died from the disease, Gov. Kim Reynolds said at her daily news conference. Sarah Reisetter, the deputy director of IDPH, said health care workers account for 22% to 23% of all the positive test results, underlining “why it is so important for people to stay at home, because we need to make sure that that health care workforce is protected and stays well.”

Trump removes independent watchdog tasked with overseeing coronavirus emergency funds
CNN: President Donald Trump has removed the acting inspector general for the Defense Department, Glenn Fine, from his post — a decision that means Fine will no longer chair the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee tasked with overseeing $2 trillion in emergency coronavirus funding. Late last month, a group of independent federal watchdogs tapped Fine, a career official, to lead the group tasked with preventing “waste, fraud, and abuse” in the use of coronavirus relief money. A Defense Department spokeswoman did not explain why Fine was removed from the acting inspector general position, but she did explain that it meant he was no longer eligible to stay on the accountability committee, which is limited to inspector generals and acting inspector generals.