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.
You can protect yourself and others by following these steps to prevent the spread:
*stay home if you or anyone in your home has any symptoms of illness
*clean your hands often
*avoid close contact with others
*cover your coughs and sneezes
*clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
*wear a cloth face covering, especially when other distancing measures are difficult to maintain
*when wearing a cloth face covering, make sure that it covers your nose and mouth
For the latest information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) from:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) click here.
Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) click here.
IDPH’s locations of cases in Iowa can be found here
The Iowa COVID-19 Dashboard can be found here.
Answers to frequently asked questions can be found here.
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has also established a COVID-19 (Coronavirus) hotline. You can reach the hotline by calling 2-1-1.
Free and confidential counseling and assistance for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
Are you struggling with anxious feelings related to COVID-19? Mental health resources related to COVID-19 can be found here.
Do you need help accessing community resources?
To view the Community Health Partners Community Resource guide click here.
Informational videos from the CDC can be found here.