IA Gov. Kim Reynolds says CARES Act funds will help offset COVID costs

Posted at 10:59 AM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 19:22:28-04

DES MOINES, Iowa (KMTV) — On Tuesday, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and other officials held a press briefing.

Reynolds and others mostly talked about the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare and plans for CARES Act spending.

Many of the funds allocated to the state will be used to offset additional costs related to treating people with the virus and people suffering from mental illness during the pandemic.

Because of the virus, many people have been utilizing telehealth options instead of heading to a doctor’s office. Department of Health and Human Services official Kelly Garcia said they’ve seen an increase in the number of people who are keeping those appointments as opposed to traditional options.

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