Businesswoman and U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield released the following campaign update in response to the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak:
“Today, my campaign is announcing that we will be adjusting and postponing events to follow the latest guidance from public health officials and do all we can to keep Iowans safe. We’re not taking our foot off the gas. Instead, we’re finding new ways to speak with and hear from folks about how we can restore trust in government, and put Iowans first when it comes to their biggest challenges like expanding access to affordable health care, protecting hard-earned Social Security benefits, keeping our rural hospitals open, and creating more opportunity in all of our small towns.
“I’m running to make Washington work more like Iowa, where neighbors take care and look out for each other, especially in times of crisis like this. Instead of taking long weekends, the Senate should take a cue from the way we get things done in our small towns, and come together immediately to pass guaranteed free testing, paid sick leave, and other measures to protect our health, our workers, and our small businesses. Hardworking Iowans are making sacrifices right now — and they can’t afford to wait.”
In addition to postponing in-person events, the Greenfield for Iowa campaign is taking precautions by having all staff work remotely and encouraging social distancing practices at all times. For more information on Iowa’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the Iowa Department of Public Health website.
Theresa Greenfield has attended over 100 campaign events in every corner of the state and spent the month of February and early March on her “Hear it from the Heartland” tour, answering questions directly from Iowans in living rooms, coffee shops, union halls, and local hospitals. Click here to read about her recent stop in Madison County.