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State highlights parents’ mask claims in effort to end order

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The lawyer representing Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds in a federal lawsuit over…

Mason City School Board to consider mask mandate tonight — view what the public’s comments have been

MASON CITY — The Mason City School Board tonight will consider implementing a mask mandate.

With school coming, Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health director suggests voluntary mask use for those under 12

MASON CITY — With the calendar soon turning to August, thoughts start to turn to the start of…

The Delta Variant Now Has Its Own Variant Known As ‘Delta Plus’

As if the 'Delta variant' of the coronavirus weren't a big enough headache – health officials are…

More Grocery Chains Drop Mask Requirement

More and more grocery chains are dropping their facemask requirements for shoppers.

CDC Says Schools Should Still Implement Face Masks, Social Distancing Through End Of Term

The CDC is recommending that school districts across the U.S. continue mask protocols at least through the…

Mask-off for vaccinated people!

According to the CDC, fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask nor social distance.

CDC Relaxes Guidelines on Wearing Masks Outdoors

Fully vaccinated individuals can walk or dine outdoors without the need to wear a mask, according to…

No Mask, No Service: Target and CVS Among Big Chains To Continue Requiring Masks In States That Lifted Mandates

Even as states such as Texas and Mississippi get rid of mask mandates, some of the nation's…

House may ban off-campus masking requirements for college students

DES MOINES — A bill designed to forbid all Iowa colleges and universities from enforcing mask mandates

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