COVID-19 vaccinations

UnityPoint Health mandates vaccine for all employees

BVRMC yet to render its decision

UnityPoint Health will require its more than 33,000 employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 1, a move that was expected given the virus’ rising transmission rate across its three-state footprint. “We remain incredibly grateful to our health care providers, who have seen the devastation of COVID-19 up close and personal over the past 18 months,” said Clay Holderman, […]

Storm Lake man lost both of his parents to COVID-19

José was laid back, Lidia was tough 

While most of us anticipate a summer when we can forget about Covid, one Storm Lake family won’t forget. They lost both parents to the virus.  José Florentino Estrada, 90, died Nov. 13, 2020, and his wife Lidia Valadez-Chavez, 73, died Feb. 11. Both lived in Storm Lake for the past five years.  Grieving the loss are their 12 children: […]

Food workers to get shots this week

2,300 J&J doses bound for Tyson, Rembrandt employees

Employees at area food processing plants are expected to receive up to 2,300 doses of coronavirus vaccine by the end of this week, which could bring the county’s inoculation rate up to a quarter of its Census population. Buena Vista County Public Health Administrator Julie Sather told The Storm Lake Times in an email Sunday night employees Rembrandt Foods in […]

BV County Public Health reminder

Call public health only if you don’t go to local clinics

Buena Vista County Public Health is not scheduling COVID-19 vaccinations at this time, however if you would like to put your name on a list, and are not a patient at one of the UnityPoint Clinics or United Community Health Center in Storm Lake, please call public health at 749-2548. If you are a patient at a UnityPoint Clinic or […]