Reynolds says schools will remain closed, Iowa will adopt phased reopening elsewhere
Des Moines Register: Gov. Kim Reynolds plans to reopen Iowa using “a phased approach” that aligns with guidance issued by President Donald Trump, she announced today. The governor did not specify which businesses or entities may open first, or when they would get the green light to start operating again. Many businesses are closed under an emergency proclamation to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus in Iowa. That proclamation is currently set to lift on April 30, with the exception of school closures. Reynolds announced today that Iowa schools will not reopen for the rest of the academic year.

More than 60 University of Iowa hospital workers have tested positive for coronavirus

Cedar Rapids Gazette: More than 60 University of Iowa Health Care employees to date have tested positive for COVID-19, although hospital administrators believe “there has been no failure in our PPE strategy.” “When our employees have worn (personal protective equipment) with known COVID-positive patients, we are not aware of any transmission,” UI Hospitals and Clinics CEO Suresh Gunasekeran said. Because tracking the virus and its transmission is challenging, however, Gunasekaran conceded administrators don’t know for sure how or where the 64 infected employees were exposed.