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Rural America seeing the latest spike in COVID-19 cases

IARN — Talking about COVID-19 seems like old news, but it really is not. In fact, if it were old news, we would be remembering this year with a well-earned sigh of relief. However, the disease is still moving around, and we are seeing rural America taking a larger hit.

Officials are warning the public in rural America to be more vigilant in their day-to-day routines. The number of cases is rising out in the country, and there is a push to make sure residents are not caught unprepared.  Emily Krekelberg is a Farm Safety and Health Educator with the University of Minnesota. She says the uptick in rural cases is not a surprise at all.

For more on this story, including comments from Emily Krekelberg, visit the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network.

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