Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020
RESENDING with Test & Positivity Rate Data included and Corrected Video Link
Task Force: All Indicators of Community Spread Increasing in Iowa
The Oct. 25, 2020, White House Coronavirus Task Force's state report for Iowa keeps Iowa, Dubuque County, and Dubuque designated as red zones. In referring to Iowa, the report also states, "All indicators of community spread are increasing, including percent of nursing homes with positive staff members and residents, and community spread is increasing hospital admissions, leading to potential resource constraints."
Additionally, the report says mitigation efforts must be increased to control community spread to include:
- mask wearing,
- physical distancing,
- hand hygiene, and
- avoiding crowds in public and specifically, social gatherings in private.
"We are finding that as the weather cools, friends and families are moving social gatherings indoors, significantly increasing spread."
The report, provided to state officials, recommends "working with communities to limit large and small social gatherings; current transmissions are linked to home gatherings. People must remember that seemingly uninfected family members and friends may be infected but asymptomatic."
"When meeting people who are not a part of one’s household, masking and physical distancing must be observed at all times, especially when indoors."
Read the full report at https://www.cityofdubuque.org/DocumentCenter/View/47075/Oct-25-White-House-Coronavirus-Task-Force-Report---Iowa