Reynolds defends reopening process despite warning of ‘second wave’ of infections
Des Moines Register: Gov. Kim Reynolds today defended her decision to loosen some restrictions on businesses and religious gatherings in Iowa despite a warning from a University of Iowa report that doing so could lead to a second wave of cases. Calling the UI model “a snapshot in time,” Reynolds said the state’s increased testing capacity and mitigation efforts have been able to flatten Iowa’s curve of infections and prevent overwhelming the state’s health care system. Iowa today reported 12 new deaths due to COVID-19 — the most reported by the state in a single day — for a total of 148 deaths. The state also reported 467 new COVID-19 cases for a statewide total of 6,843.

Meat plant workers to Trump: Employees aren’t going to show up
CNN Business: Meat-processing plant workers are concerned about President Donald Trump’s executive order that compels plants to remain open during the coronavirus pandemic. Meat plant employees are among America’s most vulnerable workers, and some say they expect staff will refuse to come to work. “All I know is, this is crazy to me, because I can’t see all these people going back into work,” said a worker at Tyson’s Waterloo, Iowa, facility. “I don’t think people are going to go back in there.”

– Costco will start requiring customers to wear masks Monday (CNN Business)
– Fed leaves rates near zero, vows to use ‘full range’ of tools to help economy (Reuters)
– Boeing, expecting a long slump, will cut 16,000 jobs (New York Times)