ADVISORY: Gov. Reynolds to hold a Press Conference on COVID-19 at 3:30 p.m.

DES MOINES - Gov. Reynolds will hold a press conference today from the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) in Johnston, IA at 3:30 p.m. to provide an update to the state of Iowa on COVID-19. That press conference will operate under a pool system and streamed on Governor Reynolds’ Facebook Page

Social distancing is one of the ways we can protect the health of Iowans and limit the spread of COVID-19 and going forward press conferences will be switching to a "pool" system. 

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Gov. Reynolds to hold Press Conference

State Emergency Operations Center 

6100 NW 78th Ave. 

Johnston, IA 

3:30 p.m.  (Time Change) 

Iowa PBS technicians will provide pool coverage for television stations and Dave Price from WHOTV will also be providing pool coverage. 

Satellite Coordinates


Time: 15:00-17:30ET

Echostar 105 TX11 Slot A9 105 degrees W

Uplink Frequency: 14206.50

Downlink Frequency: 11906.50

Bandwidth: 9MHz

Symbol rate 6.25

FEC 3/4


YouTube information


Embed code:

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FTP information for media to download a video file for broadcast. This will not be available immediately but we will upload as quickly as possible.

IP Address:

Username: iowapress

Password: videoclips

FOLDER: Iowa_Press/Iowa_Press_Video_Clips/Governor Reynolds 

Technical difficulties contact Iowa PBS: 515.725.9782

Print pool and still photography will be provided by the Des Moines Register today. Contact: Zachary Creglow,

Kay Henderson from Radio Iowa will provide pool coverage for Iowa’s radio stations today. Contact: Kay Henderson,

A conference line will be provided for credentialed members of the media to call in and ask questions. To receive that information, email Pat.Garrett@Iowa.Gov