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Category: Health Care

7 COVID-19 cases linked to assisted living facility in Spencer
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7 COVID-19 cases linked to assisted living facility in Spencer

Seven recently confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Clay County are linked to an assisted living facility in Spencer. Five of the cases related to the assisted living facility are residents, while two are staff members, said Jeff Messerole, clinical instructor and liaison officer at Spencer Hospital. Clay County Public Health is not releasing the name...

Tracking COVID-19 in Clay County and neighboring counties
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Tracking COVID-19 in Clay County and neighboring counties

The Spencer Signal is tracking the spread of COVID-19 in Clay County and neighboring counties. Below are updated graphs for Clay, Buena Vista, Dickinson, O’Brien and Palo Alto Counties showing new confirmed COVID-19 cases per day and the seven-day average number of new cases. New cases of confirmed COVID-19 for each day are represented on...

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Mainstreet Market cancelled for 2020

The 2020 season for Mainstreet Market has been cancelled. Originally set to be five Thursday nights this summer beginning July 16, the Mainstreet Market had already been scaled back to only three nights.  Following the cancellation of the Clay County Fair the Spencer Alliance for a Creative Economy (SPACE) Board decided to cancel the remain...

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...

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