Chuck Grassley

United States Senator from Iowa





Coronavirus Information

Check here for up-to-date information about the coronavirus pandemic and the federal government’s response. 

Additional guidance from the CDC is available here.

Senator Grassley, chairman of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, served as an instrumental negotiator during passage of recent laws enacted to respond to the public health emergency and economic fall-out affecting Iowans.

In the bipartisan Families First Coronavirus Response Act, paid sick leave and paid family leave were increased to allow people to stay home and stop the spread of coronavirus. It included a payroll tax credit to fully cover costs to small-and medium-sized businesses.

The Senate passed the historic $2 trillion rescue bill, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to deliver urgent assistance to families, seniors, small businesses and hospitals.

Senator Grassley, chairman of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal called for an expedited investigation to identify the products needed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Senator Grassley additionally is urging the IRS Watchdog to educate the public on CARES Act related scams. 

Wondering if you’ll get a rebate check? Check here.

Want to know what help is available for your small business? Check here

Do you have questions about the employee retention credit that was part of the CARES Act? Check here

To learn more about unemployment insurance, check here

Do you have questions about the Medicare accelerated payments to providers? Check here

If you have questions about the retirement provisions in the CARES Act, check here

Are you wondering how the CARES Act will help workers, seniors, or student borrowers? Check here

Learn more about Senator Grassley’s work to help rural hospitals here

How might scammers exploit the pandemic to steal Iowans' recover payments? Learn how to protect your information and your money here

Have questions about nursing home residents during the coronavirus pandemic? Learn more about how Senator Grassley is working to protect the health and safety of patients, residents and their care providers here

Find updates on COVID-19 in Iowa here.

Reynolds announces additional COVID support for those at risk of eviction or foreclosure.
About $8 million in CARES Act funding is still available through the Iowa Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention program, Gov. Kim Reynolds' office announced this morning. The deadline to apply for rent and mortgage assistance and utility assistance through the Iowa Residential Utility Disruption Prevention program is Dec. 4. The Iowa Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention program has been allocated a total of $37.4 million. Nearly 11,000 renters and 500 homeowners have received rent or mortgage assistance, and another 2,800 Iowans have applied for utility assistance, IEDA and IFA executive director Debi Durham said in a statement. The Federal CARES Act requires that all funds be expended by Dec. 30. Applications and information on eligibility requirements are available online here.

To view resources on COVID-19 in other languages, click here.

Iowans may contact a coronavirus help line 24/7, call 2-1-1.

Health Care Providers: Use FDA’s 24-hour hotline 1-888-INFO-FDA regarding difficulties obtaining supplies to test patients, including swabs, transport and conservation of samples.

Volunteers Needed: Find opportunities to help neighbors in need here.

Senator Grassley is staying in constant communication with Iowans and federal agencies to ensure the federal government is properly managing the public health emergency and the impact on the economy. As chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, he’s leading congressional oversight to ensure medical imports are properly screened for FDA compliance and to ensure federal health agencies and the intelligence community keep lines of communication open and appropriately share information. Read more herehere and here.