covid-19

State Ending COVID-19 Mandatory Reporting

(Des Moines, IA) Effective April 1, the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (Iowa HHS) will no longer require positive COVID-19 tests to be reported to the state Public Health Division. Since March 2020, any COVID-19 test processed in a clinical lab was required to be reported to the state Public Health Division and then to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).This type of reporting no longer accurately reflects the prevalence of the virus in the state.