Additional COVID-19 case in Iowa, Reynolds to hold press conference at 2:30 p.m.

DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of one additional positive case of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 45 positive cases. 765 negative tests have been conducted at the State Hygienic Lab. 

According to IDPH, this individual resides in Allamakee County and is a middle-aged adult (41-60).  

A status report of monitoring and testing of COVID19 in Iowa provided by IDPH can be found here. In addition, a public hotline has been established for Iowans with questions about COVID-19. The line is available 24/7 by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431. The governor’s office and the Iowa Department of Public Health will be transitioning to mid morning updates as testing capabilities have expanded. 

Gov. Reynolds will hold a press conference today from the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) in Johnston, IA at 2:30 p.m. to provide an update to the state of Iowa on COVID-19. Gov. Reynolds held a press conference later this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. The press conference will be livestreamed and posted in full on Governor Reynolds’ Facebook Page

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Gov. Reynolds to hold Press Conference

State Emergency Operations Center 

6100 NW 78th Ave. 

Johnston, IA 

2:30 p.m.

Iowa PBS technicians will provide pool coverage for television stations and Todd Magel from KCCI will also be providing pool coverage. 

Satellite Coordinates


Time: 14:30-17:00ET

Echostar 105 TX11 Slot A9 105' W

Uplink Frequency: 14206.50 H

Downlink Frequency: 11906.50 V

Bandwidth: 9MHz

Symbol rate 6.25

FEC 3/4


Technical difficulties contact at Iowa PBS: 515.725.9782 or  

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FTP information

IP Address:

Username: iowapress

Password: videoclips

FOLDER: Iowa_Press/Iowa_Press_Video_Clips/Governor Reynolds 

Print pool will be provided by Lee Enterprises today. Contact: Erin Murphy,

Photography pool will be provided by the Des Moines Register today. Contact: Cecelia Hanley,

Katarina Sostaric from IPR will provide pool coverage for Iowa’s radio stations today. Contact:  

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