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Governor Reynolds discloses the state sent a COVID-19 strike force to Postville last week

Posted: Mon, May 11, 2020 12:35 PM

As of Monday, there have been 112 positive cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in Allamakee County.  On a per person basis, that ranks Allamakee County 8th out of Iowa's 99 counties for highest number of cases.

On Monday, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds confirmed state health officials sent a COVID-19 strike force to Allamakee County last week.  Reynolds said at a news conference that a team of state health officials, along with a group of National Guard soldiers, visited the Agristar meat processing plant in the middle of last week.  Reynolds told reporters the group made a visit to Postville to determine "the scope of the virus," but gave no further details.