RESTAURANTS AND COMMUNITIES LEFT BEHIND FOR GOOD. IN CHRIS: A SIGN OF THE TIMES PERHAPS. THE BONANZA STEAKHOUSE IS GOING UP F OPTION — AUCTION. IT IS ONE OF FOUR RESTAURANTS ON THE BLOCK JUST THIS WEEK. >> IT HAS BEEN A GOOD LONG RIDE. CHRIS: AFTER COVID-19 IT WAS BONANZA’S DEMISE. BEAVERDALE’S SAINTS PUB & PATIO IS ALSO ON THE BLOCK. BOTH ARE USING A COMPANY THAT SAYS IT’S AUCTIONING TWO OTHER RESTAURANTS OUTSIDE CENTRAL IOWA. FOUR AUCTIONS FOR ONE COMPANY, IN JUST A WEEK BONANZA PARTNER ROD CONVERSE SAYS DESPITE A HARD FIGHT, THE PANDEMIC’S KILLED BONANZA’S BUSINESS MODEL >> COVID DID A JOB ON THE BUFFET SEGMENT, EVEN MORE THAN MOST O THE OTHER RESTAURANTS OUT THERE. AND A LOT OF OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SENIOR CITIZENS, AND THEY’RE N GOING OUT THERE. THEY’RE PLAYING IT SAFE. AND I THINK THEY WILL FOR A LONG TIME. >> WE’RE STILL LOOKING AT A 15 TO 20% PERMANENT CLOSURE RAT CHRIS: IOWA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION HEAD JESSICA DUNKER SAYS THAT’S BETTER THAN SOME STATES, BUT IOWA RESTAURANTS ARE STILL HURTING. BUT THERE IS LOTS OF OPTIMISM AMID THE VACCINE ROLLOUT. >> AS SOON AS PEOPLE ARE COMFORTABLE, WE THINK THERE’LL BE AN EXPLOSION. >> I THINK THE PENT UP DEMAND IS THERE. AT THE END OF THE DAY, AS SOON AS PEOPLE FEEL SAFE, I THI ACTIVITY WILL RESUME. CHRIS: DRAKE UNIVERSITY BUSINESS PROFESSOR JEFF KAPPEN SAYS THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY MAY TAKE YEARS TO FULLY RECOVER BUT THE DES MOINES AREA COULD HAVE AN ADVANTAGE. >> AS DES MOINES IS A HUB FO ACTIVITY IN THE REGION, CULTURAL EVENTS AND CONVENTIONS A TOURNAMENTS, AND EVENTS TH BRING PEOPLE TO THE CAPITAL CITY REGION. I THINK THAT THAT HELPS TH RECOVER A LITTLE BIT FASTER. CHRIS: DUNKER SAYS WHILE THERE ARE SIGNS OF BUILDINGS FILLING BACK UP. SHE WORRIES RESTAURANTS MAY NEVER COME BACK TO SOME RURAL IOWA TOWNS. >> DWINDLING POPULATION AGING — POPULATION, AGING POPULATION, THAT’S NOT A DRAW FOR SOMEBODY WHO’S GOING TO BE OPENING UP A NEW RESTAURANT. CHRIS: AND CLOSING A RESTAURANT, NEVER COMES EASY. >> TRULY, IT IS LIKE LOSING A FAMILY. CHRIS: HE WANTS TO THANK HIS BUSINESS PARTNER

IDPH experiences no additonal COVID-19 deaths for second straight day

Updated: 10:20 AM CST Feb 21, 2021

The Iowa Department of Public well being on Sunday reported 423 new COVID-19 instances and no extra deaths.At 10 a.m., the well being division reported 359,380 whole optimistic instances, 309,168 whole recoveries and 5,336 whole deaths for the reason that begin of the pandemic. Twenty-four hours earlier, the well being division reported 358,957 whole instances and 5,336 whole deaths.Iowa experiences 574,835 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered and 143,666 people have obtained each doses.Iowa’s 14-day positivity price is at 4.4%, and the 7-day common is now 4.0%. Health division knowledge exhibits 1,302,280 Iowans have been examined for the virus, whereas 2,656,249 assessments have been administered.There at the moment are 229 sufferers hospitalized with COVID-19, down from 238 the day before today. Iowa experiences 58 sufferers in ICU and 27 sufferers on ventilators.Twenty-one of Iowa’s long-term care amenities report COVID-19 outbreaks. The well being division experiences 602 optimistic instances and 400 recoveries amongst residents and workers inside these amenities. The state experiences 2,139 care facility deaths.The Iowa Department of Public Health provides virus knowledge in real-time on this web site. KCCI publishes a every day abstract based mostly on the date reported at 10 a.m.

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Public well being on Sunday reported 423 new COVID-19 instances and no extra deaths.At 10 a.m., the well being division reported 359,380 whole optimistic instances, 309,168 whole recoveries and 5,336 whole deaths for the reason that begin of the pandemic. Twenty-four hours earlier, the well being division reported 358,957 whole instances and 5,336 whole deaths.
Iowa experiences 574,835 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered and 143,666 people have obtained each doses.Iowa’s 14-day positivity price is at 4.4%, and the 7-day common is now 4.0%. Health division knowledge exhibits 1,302,280 Iowans have been examined for the virus, whereas 2,656,249 assessments have been administered.There at the moment are 229 sufferers hospitalized with COVID-19, down from 238 the day before today. Iowa experiences 58 sufferers in ICU and 27 sufferers on ventilators.Twenty-one of Iowa’s long-term care amenities report COVID-19 outbreaks. The well being division experiences 602 optimistic instances and 400 recoveries amongst residents and workers inside these amenities. The state experiences 2,139 care facility deaths.The Iowa Department of Public Health provides virus knowledge in real-time on this web site. KCCI publishes a every day abstract based mostly on the date reported at 10 a.m.