JOHNSTON, Iowa — Gov. Kim Reynolds is holding a news conference Monday afternoon from the State Emergency Operations Center in Johnston, to give an update on the state’s response to COVID-19.
Gov. Reynolds is expected to talk more about her recommendation to close Iowa schools for four weeks in an effort to halt the spread of COVID-19.
As of Sunday, the Iowa Department of Public Health confirmed there were 22 Iowans who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Two of the most recent cases are the result of community spread of the virus and are a middle-age adult (41-60 years) in Polk County and a middle-age Johnson County resident.
The two other new cases are residents of Allamakee County. One is a middle-age adult and the other is a child between 0-18 years. The cases in Allamakee County are related to international travel.
The number of positive cases in Iowa is expected to increase due to expanded testing options.