In an effort to implement social distancing practices recommended to slow the spread of COVID-19, Mayor Michael L. Hansen has amended his emergency proclamation from Tuesday, March 17 to include closing all city buildings from public access beginning on Thursday, March 19, 2020.
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of six additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 29 positive cases. According to IDPH, three individuals are residents of Johnson County; the other three are residents of Adair, Blackhawk and Dallas Counties.
Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains unchanged from the revised December rate of 2.8 percent. The state’s jobless rate was 2.7 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate increased slightly to 3.6 percent in January.
Cole Rogers, Artistic Director and Master Printer at Highpoint Center for Printmaking will lead a gallery tour of the exhibition Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu discussing the collaborative relationship between artist and printer in contemporary print workshops as well as the techniques, history and unique aspects of individual works in the exhibition.