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Reynolds Announces $28M In Direct Relief To Hospitals & County Health Departments

Governor Kim Reynolds announced this week that she is allocating an additional $28 million in direct relief to Iowa’s hospitals and local county health departments to help manage increased needs due to COVID-19.

The funding comes from the $1.25 billion in federal CARES Act funds allocated to the state. Of the direct relief announced, $25 million will be allocated to hospitals to address staffing needs. The funds will be allocated prorated based on average hospital census over the months of September and October.

An additional $3 million will be distributed to local county health departments based on a per capita basis.   

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