Latest COVID Related News & Updates

Johnson County leaders take first step in 2030 visioning process

On Friday, October 15 eighty Johnson County community leaders gathered to play The Big Sort, a workshop and part the Better Together 2030 community visioning initiative. Better Together 2030 was announced in summer 2021 as the next phase of Project Better Together,...

Navigating Mask Mandates

Please see the following new mask order from Iowa City Mayor, Bruce Teague. The nuance of this most recent order is that it is a mandate for individuals in Iowa City, not for businesses or venues. Therefore, enforcement is not placed on the business community. It is...

Building Better Together Program

On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, we came together to celebrate the hard work of Project Better Together and share the vision of "Better Together 2030."

State of the Community – What We’ve Learned In The Past Year

The leaders of Project Better Together gathered, virtually, on Wednesday, May 5th to present "What We've Learned in the Past Year." Josh Schamberger (Think Iowa City), Kate Moreland (ICAD), Kim Casko (Iowa City Area Business Partnership), Nancy Bird (Iowa City...

State of the Individual – Returning to Work is a Misnomer

The pandemic has created a new environment and new realities for everyone. Self-isolation, financial, health, and social justice issues have created a new perspective on stress and a taken a toll on our collective mental health. This webinar explores: 1- Where are we?...

State of the Workplace – Returning to the Office Trends

Recorded Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Local professionals explore and discuss trends of returning workforce to the office setting. Panelists include: Deandrea White, Pearson Craig Sundell, Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center Sally Obernolte, Neumann Monson...

80% Adult Vaccination Rate Goal Set for Johnson County

(Iowa City, IA) – March 26, 2021 – As part of the effort to recover from the COVID 19 pandemic and have Johnson County recognized as a leader across the country to be the model for safety, keeping businesses and schools open and getting back to doing the things Iowans...

State of the Community Webinar: What You Need To Know About PPP Round 2

Recorded Thursday, January 21 at 2:30 pm. Our panel discussed the second round of PPP, how to apply for it, and how you may benefit from it. Featured panelists included: Jayne Armstrong, Iowa District Director of the SBA Ying Sa, Founder and Principal CPA at Community...

Phased Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccines

  Have questions about the planned COVID-19 vaccination rollout? We encourage you to review the Phased Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccines slide deck, which details the goals of the COVID-19 vaccine program, considerations as we balance these goals, and a framework...

Demo Day of Testing Yields Important Results

January 11, 2021 - Project Better Together hosted a local testing site on Friday, January 8 as part of Corteva Agriscience’s Demo Day of Free COVID testing. This was funded as part of a grant with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Asymptomatic area residents...

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