Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds lashed out at school districts that don’t plan on returning to school with at least 50 percent in-person learning and took shots at the media as she addressed the impacts of coronavirus in the state.
Speaking Tuesday about school districts that don’t plan on having at least 50 percent of their learning in-person, Reynolds said “they are not defying me, they are defying the law.”
She said schools that don't comply with those rules will not have those days count toward the school year and the days would have to be made up.
"We are in a much better position now than we were when we shut down," Reynolds said.
Reynolds said 1 in 6 Iowans have been tested for the virus and that 90 percent of those tests have been negative.
She also highlighted the drop in hospitalization numbers in recent months.
“I’m highlighting this information not to downplay the pandemic - we all know that COVID-19 is a serious situation and we are appropriately managing it as such - but the headlines would have you believe otherwise,” Reynolds said.
“As the governor, I have the responsibility to not react to partially-informed headlines or news stories but to make decisions on data.”