Please visit the following sites for the most current and accurate information:
- Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) – https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus.
- Center for Disease Control (CDC) – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- Iowa Department of Public Health COVID-19 information hotline for businesses and general community questions: 2-1-1
Please see Governor Reynolds’ Emergency Disaster Proclamation ordering the closing of specific establishments. For those types of organizations not listed, as leaders of the business, please make the best decision for your business, customers and employees while taking into account the 6-foot social distancing guidelines for your employees. We can’t express HOW IMPORTANT social distancing is in stopping the spread of COVID-19. It is recommended that gatherings/work environments of more than 10 people be cancelled.
Please see “Business Guidance” for recommendations for your business.
Note: pay special attention to your role in encouraging employees to stay home when ill; proper hand hygiene/coughing etiquette; and proper cleaning guidelines (another attachment is provided in this email).
Please see “Isolation Guidance” for staff and the community as a whole.
Note: the different recommendation between COVID-19 exposure and ill individuals. Pay special attention to fever-free time recommendations.
Please see “15 Day Slow the Spread” for more information. We can’t express HOW IMPORTANT social distancing is in stopping the spread of COVID-19. It is recommended that gatherings/work environments of more than 10 people be cancelled. Many businesses are being creative with staff models (for example: flexible schedule times or working from home).
The “Social Distancing” flyer can be posted at your organization as well.