• Updated

Governor Kim Reynolds this afternoon announced the following nonessential retail establishments would be closed as of 10 p.m. this evening, March 26, through April 7 due to the spread of COVID-19: Bookstores, clothing stores, shoe stores, jewelry stores, luggage stores, cosmetic, beauty, or …

  • Updated

Angie Kopera of Bloomfield Care Center said Thursday afternoon the iPad donated by the Chequest Eagles 4-H Club is set up and ready for Care Center residents to receive greetings and messages, videos of children playing musical instruments, reading, or more.  The iPad is also set up with Fac…

  • Updated

Bloomfield’s Coronavirus Response Team began passing out letters and red/green signs to Bloomfield households today. The team hopes to complete distribution to all homes by tomorrow. Residents who are fine and need no help are being asked to post the green sign on their front door; those who…

  • Updated

DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 34 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 179 positive cases. There have been a total of 2,975 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs. 

  • Updated

DES MOINES - Gov. Kim Reynolds received notification last night that President Trump has approved her request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for COVID-19, removing a $5 million cap on federal funds as well as making available the Community Disaster Loan program. 

  • Updated

 The Inspector General of Social Security, Gail S. Ennis, is warning the public about fraudulent letters threatening suspension of Social Security benefits due to COVID-19 or coronavirus-related office closures. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will not suspend or discontinue benefit…

  • Updated

Governor Reynolds announced Monday, March 23, that 105 Iowans have been diagnosed with COVID-19, while statistics released by the Iowa Department of Public Health showed the virus moving closer to Davis County. One case has been reported in Henry County and one in Wapello County.

  • Updated

The Davis County Schools’ administrative team meets electronically every morning to coordinate efforts to ensure student safety, keep the food service program running efficiently, and direct students to educational resources during the mandated four-week vacation due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Updated

Davis County Hospital and Clinics remain on the alert as the facility prepares for more potential patients due to the threat of COVID-19. The hospital also continues to monitor crucial resources and proactively plan for sourcing additional supplies.

  • Updated

Road closed signs are in place, heavy equipment has been moved in, and Drish Construction has brought in a double crew to quickly install new sewer pipe along a section of Franklin Street and Morningside Drive.

  • Updated

The U. S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.

  • Updated

With Coronavirus restrictions on large group gatherings in place, Davis County churches are looking for new ways to keep members engaged with their faith and church community at a time when many are looking for spiritual direction and healing.

  • Updated

The Davis County Board of Supervisors took action March 18 to limit access to all county owned offices and properties. The bulk of offices affected by that decision reside in the Davis County Courthouse, but steps have also been taken to limit access to other facilities.

  • Updated

The Davis County School Board learned what was happening with the school district now that classes have been shut down for the next several weeks. The board heard reports, Monday night March 23, from district administrators about how operations have kept the district going over the past coup…

  • Updated

The two blood centers serving Davis County are both asking for donors to step up despite concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Updated

On Monday, March 23, Governor Reynolds announced a new Iowa Small Business Relief Program that will provide financial assistance to small businesses and tax deferrals to any Iowa businesses that have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Updated

Cheryll Jones, pediatric nurse practitioner associated with Ottumwa Regional Health Center and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, shared several tips last week for managing stress during the coronavirus outbreak while at the same time practicing social distancing.

  • Updated

The U.S. Small Business Administration has issued a disaster declaration for Iowa that will allow small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to qualify for low-interest support loans, Gov. Kim Reynolds’ office announced Saturday.

  • Updated

The Board of Trustees of the Davis County Hospital and Clinics held an electronic meeting Monday, March 16, as allowed by Iowa Code when there are valid concerns that an in-person meeting is impossible or impractical.

  • Updated

The Bloomfield Public Library closed its doors to the public last week, but three staff members continue to work so the public can read while following orders to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Updated

Convenience stores are making adaptations to continue to serve the public during the coronavirus outbreak. At Casey’s, Customers are no longer allowed to reach into food warmers. Instead, staff members directly hand packaged food items to customers.

  • Updated

Gov. Kim Reynolds, said Sunday that while Iowans are emotional about the decision to keep child-care centers open when schools are closed, the service is necessary to keep essential workers on the job in health care, emergency services, food production and other vital jobs. She called on sch…

  • Updated

(Washington, D.C., March 17, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced new contacts to encourage communication with USDA to help feed kids and ensure the United States food supply chain remains strong in response to the COVID-19 outbreak:

  • Updated

Brian and Margie Warning of Bloomfield, owners of BMW Janitorial Services, which serves the Davis County Schools, are sharing information on cleaning and disinfecting surfaces during the COVID-19 outbreak.

AMES, Iowa -- The outbreak of Covid 19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus, has many Iowans thinking about emergency supplies and kits, if they should need to self-isolate or quarantine. Nutrition and wellness state specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tip…

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds has announced assistance for workers and employers impacted by layoffs related to COVID-19. The guidance includes information for employees filing for unemployment insurance claims, as well as information on programs available for employers.

The Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) issues updated guidance for childcare settings. The updated guidance was developed in close consultation with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). The health and safety of children, family and childcare providers is of the utmost importance…

  • Updated

County’s Financial Report filed

  • Updated

 The Inspector General of Social Security, Gail S. Ennis, is warning the public about fraudulent letters threatening suspension of Social Security benefits due to COVID-19 or coronavirus-related office closures. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will not suspend or discontinue benefit…

  • Updated

Starting Monday, March 23, Davis County Daycare and Preschool will be open from 5:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Children with the following symptoms will not be permitted to attend daycare: cough, runny nose, fever, rash, loose stools, vomiting, and eye infection. Parents will need to drop off their …

  • Updated

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds Saturday announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a disaster declaration for the state of Iowa as of January 31, 2020 and continuing. The declaration allows pandemic-impacted small businesses to apply for low-interest support loans…

Opinion

Latest e-Edition

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!