DES MOINES, Iowa -- As of March 30th, the COVID-19 coronavirus has killed six people in Iowa, with 424 positive cases.
President Donald Trump has extended the social distancing recommendation until the end of April, and Iowa officials say they're watching the data closely to determine when some of those recommendations could change here..
"This isn't going to be over in two weeks, so even if we would shelter down for two weeks then open everything up, we've flattened the curve but then it could potentially spike back up again" says Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds.
She says they're looking forward to more data this week.
Reynolds is also applauding Iowans who she says are stepping up during these times, including a number of businesses who are changing their production, and making personal protective equipment for health care workers.
She is also putting out the call to increase the amount of personal protective equipment for the state's health care workers.
"If you can sew, we need your time and talent to produce fabric face masks to protect Iowa's front line workers" Reynolds says.
She says the Iowa Department of Public Health has instructions on how to make the face masks online at coronavirus.iowa.gov.