There is an expanding global outbreak of a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The disease the virus causes has been named COVID-19. While most COVID-19 cases are associated with travel to or from China, person-to-person spread is now being reported in other places, including Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. For the general public, who are unlikely to be exposed to the virus at this time, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is low.
We have assembled various resources to help you and your family through this stressful situation. Check back often, as this list will continue to change. Click each link to learn more.
COVID-19 Vaccine 3rd Dose Form
Talking to children about the coronavirus
Guidance for Long Term Care Facilities
Guidance for faith-based organizations
Instructions for self-isolation
COVID-19: Frequently-Asked Questions for May 1, 2020, Restaurant Reopening
Iowa Department of Public Health-Novel Coronavirus
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Coronavirus
COVID-19 Webinar for Childcare Homes and Centers