DES MOINES, Iowa (KMTV) — On Monday, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and other officials held a coronavirus briefing.
Reynolds started by talking about her plans to enter a modified quarantine after news of a White House staffer testing positive for coronavirus. Reynolds was at the White House last week but said she didn’t have direct contact with the staff member. As a result, the Governor will be wearing a mask when interacting with others and will be having her temperature taken on a daily basis.
Reynolds said she was tested for coronavirus Monday morning and some of her staff will be working remotely.
Reynolds also talked about ramping up testing in the state. She said an additional site will be opening in Davenport on Monday, followed by another in Ottumwa on Wednesday. The new sites will bring the total state test sites to seven.
3 News Now This Morning Anchor Courtney Johns provided live updates via Twitter:
IOWA PASSES 12,000 #COVID-19 CASES— Courtney Johns (@CourtneyJohnsTV) May 11, 2020
Here are the latest numbers in Iowa:
414 new confirmed cases
12,373 total cases
5 additional deaths
271 total deaths
394 hospitalized#BREAKING #CORONAVIRUS pic.twitter.com/Rs3EPjzrsl
There are also two additional long-term care facilities that have had an outbreak. 32 facilities have had covid-19 outbreaks. We will have the latest from Governor Reynolds at noon Live at Midday. @3newsnow https://t.co/ytlSWw3r1s— Courtney Johns (@CourtneyJohnsTV) May 11, 2020
Gov. Reynolds says she did not have direct contact with White House staffer who tested positive for covid-19. She says she will conduct a modified quarantine and wear masks when interacting with others. #CORONAVIRUS— Courtney Johns (@CourtneyJohnsTV) May 11, 2020
Reporters were also not allowed to conduct in-person interviews during the governor's press conference. https://t.co/SOcYZaJr0D— Courtney Johns (@CourtneyJohnsTV) May 11, 2020
IA Gov. Reynolds says a small number of Iowan’s tested tests were damaged and they will need to be retested. #coronavirus— Courtney Johns (@CourtneyJohnsTV) May 11, 2020
Iowa Gov. Reynolds says she plans on letting some restrictions will be lifted on the 15th, others will be pushed back further. She says she will talk more about this tomorrow.— Courtney Johns (@CourtneyJohnsTV) May 11, 2020