Governor acknowledges suspected COVID-19 outbreak at Waterloo meatpacking plant
Des Moines Register: Gov. Kim Reynolds on Thursday acknowledged a suspected COVID-19 outbreak at a meatpacking plant in Waterloo, where the local sheriff slammed “a small few” for not doing more to mitigate spread of the coronavirus. The potential outbreak at the Tyson Fresh Meats plant, which has nearly 3,000 workers, extended the worries about meatpacking plants in Iowa and around the nation. 

Trump tells governors ‘you are going to call your own shots,’ distributes new guidelines

CNN: President Donald Trump unveiled new guidelines on Thursday meant to help states loosen their social distancing restrictions, but in a retreat from his onetime claim of “absolute authority” to restart the economy, he told governors on an afternoon telephone call it was their decision on when and how to reopen. “You are going to call your own shots,” Trump said, according to a person familiar with the conversation.

7 Midwest governors form COVID coalition

Crain’s Chicago Business: A coalition of seven Midwestern governors Thursday announced they are working together to judge when best to start easing stay-at-home restrictions and reopen their states’ economies. The move mirrors similar efforts on the West Coast and in the Northeast Corridor. The coalition includes Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. 

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