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An Update From COVID Recovery Iowa

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A health worker performs a COVID-19 test at a Test Iowa site at Waukee South Middle School, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Waukee, Iowa. Iowa state Auditor Rob Sand said Tuesday that a coronavirus testing program brought to the state under a $28 million no-bid contract by Gov. Kim Reynolds on recommendation from actor Ashton Kutcher is violating state law in the indirect way it handles test results data. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

It’s been a year since COVID-19 started spreading across the county.

While vaccines bring hope, questions, confusion and the pain of the pandemic hasn’t let up. For man,y it has meant lost loved ones and financial insecurity. For others, it has meant social isolation. For everyone, frustrations and disappointments continue.

On this edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe speaks with Jason Haglund and Margie Conrad to talk about COVID Recovery Iowa.

COVID Recovery Iowa is an organization that offers free virtual counseling and assistance to all Iowans affected by the pandemic and the August derecho. Haglund and Conrad also explain how the public can participate and celebrate with a social distance Valentine through Cupid Gram. The deadline to submit a request for a Valentine is Tuesday, February 9.

You can find out more about the resources available on their website or by calling the warm line at 1-844-775-9276.

Guests:

· Jason Haglund, agriculture and behavioral health specialty coordinator, COVID Recovery Iowa
· Margie Conrad, COVID Recovery Iowa specialty coordinator for self-care

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Matthew is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa