The Iowa Department of Public Health has confirmed two additional positive cases of COVID-19 in
Kossuth County since Sunday. Kossuth County Emergency Management is asking
residents and businesses not to let the guard down and take necessary precautions to avoid the spread
Bob Jennings, Public Information Director for Kossuth County Emergency Management, said “Governor
Reynolds is encouraging vulnerable Iowans to continue to limit activities outside the home, including
visits to business and other establishments, and the participation of gatherings for any size or purpose.That includes Iowans with preexisting medical conditions and those older than 65”
The two positive cases of COVID-19 reported in Kossuth County are within the ages of 18 to 40.
Jennings also said that while many want to know the names of those who test positive for covid -19 due to HIPPA Laws Kossuth County officials can only release necessary information.
While residents may be anxious and want to know as much information as they can get, they need to
ask themselves if they were diagnosed with a health condition, would they want their name and address
released to the public? “Most of us would say no to that question, and we need to respect the privacy of those individuals who tested positive for the virus.” said Jennings.