President Trump has approves Iowa's request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
The action removes a five-million dollar cap on federal funds and opens the door for the Community Disaster Loan program.
Governor Kim Reynolds says the declaration provides assistance for work and services to save lives and protect property.
“I want to thank President Trump for his quick response in approving Iowa’s disaster declaration because it will open up federal resources to Iowa as we combat the spread of COVID-19,” Reynolds said in a statement. “This outbreak is an unprecedented crisis for the entire nation and it’s going to take a whole-of-government approach to limit the spread of the virus and provide economic relief to all of those impacted.”