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In our effort to deliver accurate news and information involving COVID-19, we went straight to local Doctors, and others in the medical community to get our questions answered.  Give them a listen.

 

To ask your own question, email it, and we’ll add it to the list.  johnrhodes@radiodubuque.com

 

Our “Experts”

Dr Hendrik Schultz (Medical Associated & Mercy One)

Dr Ron Iverson (Grand River Medical Group)

Dr Sarah Jacobitz-Kizzier (Grand River Medical Group)

Gary Collins CEO (Crescent Community Health Center)

Dr Jill Powers (Grand River Medical Group)

 

How does Coronavirus spread from person to person?  (Schultz)

 

How long until symptoms begin showing?  (Schultz)

 

Should I be wearing a mask?  (Schultz)

 

Is there an average age of those infected?  (Schultz)

 

Will changing clothes when I get home help stop the spread?  (Schultz)

 

What website can I visit for accurate updated info?  (Schultz)

 

Why are we told to call the hospital or clinic first?  (Schultz)

 

If my test was “negative”, what did I likely have?  (Schultz)

 

Do we have enough tests yet?  (Schultz)

 

Will there be another outbreak in the Fall?  (Schultz)

 

Will a change in the weather be good, or bad?  (Schultz)

 

Is Ibuprofen dangerous to take if you might have the virus?  (Schultz)

 

How are our local medical supplies?  (Schultz)

 

What websites do you recommend?  (Collins)

 

Why should I call the clinic?  Why not just walk in?  (Collins)

 

What are Tele-health visits?  (Collins)

 

Typically, how long until symptoms start to appear?  (Kizzier)

 

If you’re sick, why are you discouraged to just show up at the hospital?  (Kizzier)

 

Can you explain Tele-health visits?  (Kizzier)

 

We don’t hear about the recovery stories.  How are they?  (Powers)

 

What is a ventilator?  (Powers)

 

Those with negative tests, what did they have?  (Powers)

 

How does COVID-19 spread from person to person?  (Iverson)

 

Is there an average age of those infected?  (Iverson)

 

Do we have enough tests?  (Iverson)

 

Tri-State Business Spotlight

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COVID-19 NEWS

Click Here for an informative website for Iowa news and updates for Iowa

Click Here for Wisconsin

Click Here for Illinois

IOWA 

April 1st Update

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 52 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 549 positive cases. 2 additional deaths were reported; one elderly adult (81+) in Polk County, and one elderly adult (81+)  in Washington County. There have been a total of 7,304 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.

 

WISCONSIN

April 2nd Update

Wisconsin has 1,622 confirmed cases, with 34 deaths reported.  18,819 negative tests for COVID-19 have been reported.

 

ILLINOIS

April 1st Update

Illinois has 6,980 confirmed cases, with 141 deaths, and 40,384 negative cases.

 

DUBUQUE COUNTY

April 1st Update 

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 73 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 497 positive cases. There were no additional positive cases announced in Dubuque County.  One death was reported in Muscatine County, a middle-aged (41-60) resident. There has been a total of 6,888 negative tests to date in Iowa. Read the full announcement at

 

DUBUQUE PARKING METER SUSPENDING ENFORCEMENT

Effective immediately, the City of Dubuque is temporarily suspending enforcement of parking meter expiration violations through April 12, 2020. During this time parking customers are not required to feed/pay parking meters in Dubuque.

All other street parking regulations will continue to be enforced in accordance with City code, including but not limited to, street storage (vehicles parked on the street longer than 24 hours without moving), disabled parking spaces, fire zone compliance, and blocking of driveways. Monthly reserved parking in ramps and surface lots will still be enforced.

For more information on parking restrictions, visit www.cityofdubuque.org/Parking or contact Director of Transportation Services Renee Tyler at 563-589-4341 or rtyler@cityofdubuque.org.

 

Local

Run 4 Troops is canceled

Veterans Freedom Center closed

Winter Farmers Market on Saturdays canceled

Carnegie Stout Public Library closed

Q Casino and Diamond Jo casino both closed

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey season is canceled

Five Flags: most scheduled shows have been postponed

Dubuque Museum of Art closed

 

Sports 

All sports at Clarke, Loras, UD and Wisconsin Platteville have been canceled, or indefinitely suspended

High School spring sports are suspended

NBA & NHL and MLB seasons suspended.  CDC is recommending 8 weeks

PGA canceling their next 3 events

Boston Marathon postponed to September 14

 

School Announcements:

Dubuque Bellevue, closed – April 13

Platteville, River Ridge WI, Darlington, closed –  April 5

Fennimore closed –  April 3

Lancaster closed – April 6

Western Dubuque, Edgewood-Colesberg – closed TFN

University of Dubuque:  Extending Spring Break for 1 extra week

Clarke University:  Suspending classes for 2 weeks, after Spring Break (classes will be online)

Southwest Tech is closed to the public, including students.  Staff may come to campus to pick up essentials to work at home.  The emergency response team should report to work

NICC: Face to face classes all this week are canceled

Information You Need

Listen for KAT FM News Breaks with Greg Taylor weekdays on KAT FM in the Morning with Lisa Bennet and again afternoons with Ed Andesron as you get set to head home with Mike Field. Also stay updated with National and International happenings with Fox News, all from KAT FM.