Iowa Tells Workers To Return To Jobs Or Lose Their Unemployment Benefits, With Exceptions

28 Apr

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Workforce Development is warning that failing to return to work when their employer calls out of fear of catching the virus without a valid excuse will be considered a voluntary quit, which disqualifies workers from receiving unemployment benefits. 

Gov. Kim Reynolds is moving to partially reopen 77 of the state's 99 counties Friday, relaxing restrictions that were intended to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Restaurants, some bars, malls, fitness centers, and retail stores are expected to open their doors for the first time in weeks.

The reopening comes as Iowa experiences one of the nation's fastest growth rates in coronavirus cases.

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