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Current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

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The best way to prevent ANY illness is to avoid being exposed. 

Follow these simple everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.simple. effective. wash your hands_
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

If you are sick, to keep from spreading your illness to others, you should:

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze preferably with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue in the trash and wash hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Additional Resources:


Please see the following web pages for the most up to date information:

Iowa Department of Public Health Coronavirus Information Page, includes:

  • Current Counts of People Being Monitored by Public Health
  • Current counts of People being tested in Iowa & Current Cases being reported
  • Information for Personal Preparedness & Prevention and Travel Considerations
  • Resources for Businesses, Schools, Healthcare, Long-term Care, and the General Public

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Coronavirus Information Page, includes: