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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SHELDON—The Sheldon School District has to keep its doors closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year.

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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.

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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…

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

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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—Coronavirus concerns have caused the Boyden-Hull School District to physically close down for the time being.

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REGIONAL—Heart-shaped pieces of paper recently started dotting the windows of Prairie View Campus’ buildings in Sanborn.

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ORANGE CITY—For the first time since World War II, Orange City is canceling its annual Tulip Festival.

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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.

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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…

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

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

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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.

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

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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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ORANGE CITY—The Sioux County Board of Supervisors had finances on its mind during its Tuesday, March 24, meeting.

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

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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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PRIMGHAR—The coronavirus pandemic continues to affect how governments handle their business, including O’Brien County.

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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…

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

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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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SIOUX CENTER—Dordt University in Sioux Center has learned that a current student has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus after returning ho…

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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—The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to the lockdown of O’Brien County government offices.

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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 …

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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…

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

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

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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.