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Council agrees city employees should wear masks in public, confirms pay through April
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Council agrees city employees should wear masks in public, confirms pay through April

City of Spencer employees may soon be asked to consider wearing CDC-recommended cloth masks when in public. Mayor Kevin Robinson brought up the idea during Monday’s city council meeting. The CDC just days earlier issued a recommendation that the general public consider wearing cloth masks in certain situations. “Because we have essential staff members, I...

Officials: Social distancing key to preventing spread of COVID-19, not overwhelming health care system
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Officials: Social distancing key to preventing spread of COVID-19, not overwhelming health care system

Spencer city and health officials believe social distancing measures being taken now are key to preventing the spread of COVID-19 and not overwhelming the local health care system. Officials shared information on social distancing and more during a Facebook Live video Tuesday. The distancing measures are necessary, they said, to prevent the local COVID-19 situation...

COVID-19 case confirmed in Dickinson County
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COVID-19 case confirmed in Dickinson County

Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake has confirmed a case of COVID-19 in Dickinson County after a man between the ages of 61 and 80 was diagnosed today. This is the first confirmed case in Dickinson County and the first of any counties neighboring Clay County. The hospital staff stated the man is stable, getting...

Many Spencer restaurants continue delivery, to-go, drive-thru options following governor’s health emergency declaration
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Many Spencer restaurants continue delivery, to-go, drive-thru options following governor’s health emergency declaration

Spencer restaurants and coffee shops are getting the word out about how their operations will be affected by a health emergency declared today by Gov. Kim Reynolds. The health emergency, issued to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Iowa, ordered the closures of many businesses, including dining areas of restaurants and bars, at noon Tuesday....

Reynolds issues health emergency that orders closures, prohibits gatherings of 10 or more
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Reynolds issues health emergency that orders closures, prohibits gatherings of 10 or more

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynods has issued a state of public health disaster emergency effective at noon today until April 16 that implements steps requiring social distancing and limiting community spread of COVID-19. According to a press release from the governor’s office, those steps include temporary requirements that restaurants move to drive-thru, take out and delivery...

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