Coverage of the novel coronavirus from the Iowa Information news team, which includes reporters from The N'West Iowa REVIEW, The Sheldon Mail-Sun, Sioux Center News and Hawarden Independent/Ireton Examiner.

This list will be continually updated.

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REGIONAL—The effects of meat-processing facilities temporarily closing across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic are being felt by be…

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SIBLEY—Max Theatres has been a “reel” survivor during its existence of more than a century, although the coronavirus pandemic is testing its r…

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REGIONAL—Schools across the state — including N’West Iowa — will not have in-person classes for the rest of the 2019-20 academic year.

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SHELDON—This is not the first time Sheldon High School sports competitions have been interrupted by a pandemic, the latest being the coronavirus.

The week before Gov. Kim Reynolds recommended Iowa schools close down for an interim period, I had visited all three public schools in Sheldon.

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SHELDON—During a virtual meeting Wednesday, April 8, the Sheldon School District Board of Education received an update on the district’s ongoi…

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SHELDON—When it was developing the fiscal year 2020-21 budget, the Sheldon City Council, as it has done in the past, agreed to provide financi…

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PRIMGHAR—The Iowa Secretary of State’s Office is encouraging people who wish to cast ballots in the June 2 primary election to vote absentee b…

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SHELDON—Weather has been an on- and off-again foe of RiseFest for years but this time around it's the coronavirus pandemic that will affect th…

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SHELDON—A Sheldon resident who can’t sew and an Ashton woman who can are among those doing their part to provide area caregivers with cloth ma…

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HOSPERS—Trevor Krogman and his family received a rousing welcome home after having spent more than two months in hospitals while the 14-year-o…

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REGIONAL—Sunday morning will be the first time in the Rev. Kevin Muyskens’ 18 years of living in Sheldon that churches in town will hold a com…

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REGIONAL—Shawn Lancaster never expected to celebrate the five-year anniversary of her owning a business in her hometown during a global diseas…

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REGIONAL—A case of the coronavirus has been confirmed in Osceola County, making it the fourth and final N’West Iowa county to report an instan…

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SHELDON—For the second consecutive meeting, members of the Sheldon City Council asked for the community’s help in limiting the spread of the c…

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MILFORD—A 2018 graduate of Okoboji High School Milford is pioneering a new way to help out his community during the coronavirus pandemic.

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SHELDON—The million-dollar question among city officials in Iowa on Monday, April 6, was whether or not community parks could stay open as the…

BROOKINGS, SD—Normally, South Dakota State University redshirt freshman defensive tackle and Ryan Van Marel of Sheldon would be in the middle …

SIOUX CENTER—Sioux Center High School graduate Christian Rozeboom went to South Dakota State University in 2015 as a 205-pound freshman linebacker.

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ASHTON—The POET Biorefining near Ashton is being idled as renewable fuel producers are seeing a dip in demand due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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REGIONAL—Brittany Snyder is a stay-at-home mom in Sheldon who has found herself streaming more TV shows and movies with her family during the …

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REGIONAL—The food pantry ATLAS of Lyon County operates in Rock Rapids has been a lifeline for residents impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

SHELDON—Sanford Sheldon Medical Center is asking for the public’s help as its staff mans the frontlines in the battle against the coronavirus …

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REGIONAL—Two more cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Sioux County.

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SHELDON— If Sheldon residents reported seeing a humanlike furry creature roving the streets they wouldn’t be crying wolf.

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MIDDLEBURG—As businesses deemed nonessential continue to close while the coronavirus continues to spread across the country, truckers have rem…

REGIONAL—Iowa’s unified activities partners have announced the suspension of spring activities that was set to expire on April 13 has been ext…

This map is updated by the Iowa Department of Health and sometimes county agencies release information that is not immediately reflected on the map.

SIBLEY—When the Osceola County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday morning, it discussed two issues that do not seem to have quick fixes: The cor…

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ARCHER—The city of Archer is making a targeted attempt to raise people’s spirits as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

HAWARDEN—Community togetherness has perhaps never been more evident despite the social distancing practices set in place by the state.

REGIONAL—A third case of the coronavirus has been confirmed in O’Brien County, according to the county’s public health agency, which released …

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REGIONAL—N’West Iowa restaurants are among the businesses feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, even those used to providing pickup …

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REGIONAL—The outbreak of the coronavirus has begun to impact Iowa’s cattle producers and brought a measure of uncertainty to the cattle market.

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SHELDON—As the coronavirus spreads, Wil and Meg George of Sheldon prepared themselves for the possibility of losing their day-care provider.

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REGIONAL—Sioux County recorded its fourth coronavirus case Tuesday, March 31, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

REGIONAL—The regional transportation authority that covers N’West Iowa an­­nounced a significant reduction in service as it rides out the coro…

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ORANGE CITY—A 6,000-square-foot building at the west end of Orange City Area Health System’s main campus was set to house specialty medical pr…

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REGIONAL—N’West Iowa hospitals affiliated with Avera Health are asking for the public’s help in stocking up on cloth face masks for patients a…

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SHELDON—The Sheldon City Council received updates Wednesday, March 18, regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which has forced most busin…

REGIONAL—Gov. Kim Reynolds announced additional retail closures today (Thursday, March 26) as part of Iowa’s State Public Health Emergency Dec…

REGIONAL—Businesses owned by single operators without any employees may be eligible for a grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority.

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SIOUX CENTER—The Dordt University leadership team has made the decision that it will not resume on-campus instruction on Monday, April 13, as …

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SHELDON—The Sheldon School District temporarily shuttered its buildings beginning Monday, March 16, due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), b…

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SANBORN—The novel coronavirus is not stopping Amy Wiersma and Clint Van Beek of Sanborn from tying the knot on Saturday, March 28.

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REGIONAL—Even though the South O’Brien School District has closed its doors for the time being, students’ classes are still in session.

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REGIONAL—The novel coronavirus has led to the shutdown of several public and private schools across Iowa, including the MOC-Floyd Valley Schoo…

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REGIONAL—Community Health Partners of Sioux County confirmed one case of the novel coronavirus today (Sunday, March 22) in the N’West Iowa county.

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REGIONAL—No cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have yet been confirmed in N’West Iowa, but the global pandemic still has disrupted life…

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PRIMGHAR—Construction has started on the bathroom remodel at the Primghar Community Building after a delay due to a higher-than-expected cost …

SHELDON—The Sheldon Chamber and Development has canceled or postponed multiple upcoming events due to novel coronavirus pandemic including Lad…

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SHELDON—Paula Ahlers has been in the travel business for 30 years and has never seen anything impact the industry the way the novel coronavirus has.

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SHELDON—Six hours after sending out a comprehensive plan on how the Sheldon School District would handle the novel coronavirus Sunday, March 1…

Welcome to a weird time in the sports world, where everything is put on hold for who knows how long.

I really thought I would be writing about my reaction to Selection Sunday today (Monday, March 16), but the novel coronavirus took that away.

SHELDON—The N’West Iowa REVIEW’s annual 20 Under 40 Breakfast Banquet slated for Thursday, March 19, has been canceled.

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REGIONAL—Gov. Kim Reynolds has changed course on keeping Iowa schools open during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

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REGIONAL—The global outbreak of the novel coronavirus is affecting N’West Iowa’s three institutions of higher learning even though there have …

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REGIONAL—Although there have been no confirmed or suspected cases of novel coronavirus in N’West Iowa yet, the infectious disease has already …

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REGIONAL—Danica DeWit woke up last weekend to an e-mail from her college telling her she had to leave Rome immediately.