Reynolds allows more Iowa business to reopen
Cedar Rapids Gazette: Starting Friday, Iowans across the state will have more latitude to go to the dentist and stay overnight at campgrounds, and in the hardest hit parts of the state visit malls and retail stores. But, notably, the revised order issued Wednesday evening by Gov. Kim Reynolds does not mention easing restrictions on restaurants in a 22-county region — unlike an order that did relax restaurant restrictions starting May 1 in 77 other counties not hit as hard by the coronavirus. The order Reynolds issued Wednesday relaxes some COVID-19 mitigation strategies statewide and others regionally.

Reynolds, Trump predict meatpackers ‘fully back up’ in 10 days or less
Iowa Capital Dispatch: Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and President Donald Trump predicted Wednesday, during a meeting at the White House, that meatpacking plants would be “fully back up” within 10 days. “Maybe sooner,” Trump said.

More than 300 USDA meat inspectors sidelined by coronavirus
Minneapolis Star Tribune: More than 300 federal meatpacking inspectors are either sick from coronavirus or in self-quarantine after exposure to the virus. As of Tuesday, 197 inspectors from the Food Safety and Inspection Service had tested positive for the virus, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. Another 120 employees are under quarantine. A union reported three inspectors have died from the virus. The agency has about 8,000 employees.

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