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Robinson says Clay County, Spencer residents have taken COVID-19 seriously
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Robinson says Clay County, Spencer residents have taken COVID-19 seriously

Anyone watching Monday’s Spencer City Council meeting online or in person would have noticed a couple of social distancing-inspired seating changes. Council members and city staff were more spread out, with each of the council members sitting at individual tables. Mayor Kevin Robinson, city staff and Ward 1 City Councilman Tom Nelson also wore masks...

Clay County records first COVID-19 death
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Clay County records first COVID-19 death

One person from Clay County has died due to COVID-19, according to data updated Wednesday by the Iowa Department of Public Health. This is the county’s first reported death during the pandemic. No other information about the individual is available. As of Wednesday afternoon, Clay County has 141 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the...

Clay County unemployment rate drops to 8.3% in May
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Clay County unemployment rate drops to 8.3% in May

The unemployment rate in Clay County dipped back below 10% in May to 8.3%, according to Iowa Workforce Development. That’s an improvement of just over two percentage points compared to April, when the rate in the county spiked to 10.4% due to the economic impact of COVID-19. The Clay County unemployment rate had jumped from...

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County reopening governmental offices Monday

The Clay County Board of Supervisors has announced county governmental offices will reopen to the public at 8 a.m. Monday, June 8. While offices are reopening, the county is asking that anyone who is ill or has someone in their household who is ill to stay home. The public is still encouraged to use online...

Clay County COVID-19 case total jumps to 25
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Clay County COVID-19 case total jumps to 25

Clay County continues to see an increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19. Data from the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) indicates Clay County now has 25 confirmed cases. IDPH confirmed three additional cases on Tuesday, another three cases on Wednesday and one more case Thursday morning. COVID-19 on the rise in area counties All...

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