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Additional restrictions for visitors at MercyOne North Iowa due to flu

first_img== Pediatric visitor restriction limited to parents and grandparents. == OB visitation restricted to significant other and grandparents MASON CITY — MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center has initiated additional visitor restrictions due to the increase of influenza in the community. For the protection of patients and to prevent the further spread of influenza, visitor restrictions include: == Visitors with respiratory or influenza like symptoms are restricted == Visitors 18 years of age and less are restricted from entering the hospital, unless extenuating circumstances. == Patients in isolation are limited to significant other and parents plus 2 visitors MercyOne North Iowa officials say they realize there may be circumstances that deserve special consideration, and in those cases families should call the nurse in charge on the unit they wish to visit prior to arriving at the hospital. Per its policy, MercyOne North Iowa instates the Level 2 Visitation restrictions when two or more surveillance criteria are met for four consecutive days. Mercy officials may initiate stricter visitor guidelines if influenza rates increase in the community.last_img read more

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House Considers 17-year Tax Cut Deal for Cement, Steel Factory

first_imgFlashback: Program making official signing ceremony for the Agreement between the Government of Liberia and TIDFORE (Hong Kong) Investment (LICEMCO) for the Establishment of a Steel Plant in Liberia In an endeavor to develop a sustainable economic environment and boost the country’s steel and cement industries, the House of Representatives is investigating a 17-year tax cut proposal from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.The tax cut deal is part of an Investment Incentive Agreement with a 17-year agreement term valued at US$200,000. The draft law is entitled: “The Investment Incentive Agreement between the Republic of Liberia and the TIDFORE Investment Company and Liberia Steel and Cement Mining (LICEMCO).”The Joint Committee on Investment and Concession and Lands, Mines and Energy, chaired by Grand Gedeh District #1 Rep. Zoe E. Pennue, is analyzing the Tax Cut Deal and will report to plenary in two weeksAccording to the bill, LICEMCO will develop and operate a steel and cement factory (plant) in accordance with the International Mining Standards & Laws and prudent business practices. In a letter to the House of Representatives, President Sirleaf said the investor under the incentive agreement will completely construct, acquire and install proposed steel plants infrastructure and equipment at the facility (plant).The President also said if the Legislature ratifies the 17-year tax cut proposal of LICEMCO it will “provide for safety procedures, create jobs at all levels, cause the investor to enhance its corporate social responsibilities, generate needed revenue for the country and promote economic development and sustainability.”“This Investment Incentive Agreement is in line with Liberia’s relevant laws and public policy to complement the development plan of the mining and steel sector of Liberia.”The President further said: “As government commits to creating jobs and a sustainable economic environment, the passage of Law of this Investment Incentive Agreement will demonstrate Liberia’s commitment and implementation in that endeavor.”The Joint Committee on Investment and Concession and Lands, Mines and Energy is analyzing the Tax Cut Deal and will report to plenary in two weeks. Grand Gedeh County District #1 Representative Zoe E. Pennue and Nimba County District #9 Representative R. Matenokay Tingban are the chairman and co-chairman of the Joint Committee, respectively.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement –last_img read more