Coronavirus

Coronavirus Preparedness

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.

Resources

Talking to children about the coronavirus

Guidance for businesses

Guidance for schools

Guidance for Long Term Care Facilities

Guidance for faith-based organizations

Instructions for self-isolation

Guidance for reopening

Useful Links

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

Videos

COVID-19 Webinar for Childcare Homes and Centers

COVID-19 Webinar for K-12

Washing hands

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