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COVID-19 Death Confirmed in Benton County

The Benton County Department of Public Health today announced the first death associated with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the county. “We wish to extend our sympathy to this individual’s family,” said Benton County Public Health Director Katie Cox. “Benton County...

An update from Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab

We made it through another week healthy and safe! We continue to screen staff and residents to allow for early identification of any illness.  Since COVID19 is now in many Iowa counties and communities, we have ramped up infection prevention methods.  Staff has been...

Benton County Public Health to Residents: Together We’re Stronger

The Benton County Public Health Department reminds residents that although they are spending more time away from friends and family because of social distancing, state, county and local leaders recognize and appreciate the vital role they serve in stopping the spread...

Two Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Benton County

Two cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in Benton County. These cases were not tested through Virginia Gay Hospital or Clinics. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the individuals are self-isolating at home. “While these are...

Benton County Public Health Explains Social Distancing

(VINTON, IA: 3/20/20, 11 am) Benton County Public Health Department and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) remind residents they play a vital role in stopping the spread of COVID-19. A critical part of containment is practicing social distancing. “Social...