County COVID-19 cases slightly increase

Board of Supervisors
Kim Brooks
Express Editor

     As of June 16, Jones County has seen a total of 41 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.

     Public Health Coordinator Jenna Lovaas reported to the board of supervisors that there were three more active cases locally. A previous positive case and one probably case had recovered.

     “All three of the new cases are family members of another confirmed case,” said Lovaas.

     Emergency Management Coordinator Brenda Leonard said she received likely the last delivery of PPE from the Iowa National Guard. This recent order was intended for the hospital and long-term care facilities.

     Since the county started opening the courthouse for public use by appointment only, County Attorney Kristofer Lyons requested the board of supervisors approve a written statement outlining the county’s phase-one re-opening guidelines that began on May 20.

     Lyons said he had been on contact with court judges, and felt the county needed to highlight its policies adopted for the judicial branch, which also occupies the courthouse.

     “It’s just re-stating your process you adopted, and where we’re at right now,” said Lyons.

     The board approved the statement.


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