Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Reopening Guidance

Latest Proclamation Summary

Summary of Enhanced Public Health Measures 12.16.20


Antigen Testing Guidance 12.28.20

COVID-19 Response: When to Quarantine 12.4.20

Holiday Season Safety Tips - One page 11.20.20

Holiday Season Safety Tips - Full version 12.21.20

Winter Sports Guidance Update 11.20.20 

IDPH Reopening Guidance 5.13.20

IDPH Reopening Guidance - Direct Client Services 5.13.20

IDPH Recommendations for COVID-19 Infections Associated with Baseball and Softball Teams 6.5.20



COVID-19: Higher Education Guidance 12.10.20

COVID-19: Considerations for K-12 12.4.20

COVID-19: Information Sharing on COVID-19 Cases for School and Local Public Health 9.16.20

COVID-19 Iowa AG: Case Disclosures Between Public Health and Schools 8.26.20

COVID-19: Higher Education Guidance Operational Checklist 8.7.20

COVID-19: K-12 Education Guidance Operational Checklist 8.7.20

Return to Learn: Reopening Iowa's Schools Safely and Responsibly

Chart: Return to Learn

Chart: Evaluating Sick Students and Staff


CDC Considerations for Public Pools, Hot Tubs, and Water Playgrounds During COVID-19

American Red Cross Considerations for Aquatic Facilities and Lifeguards


CDC Consideration Documents

CDC developed health considerations documents to support a variety of settings. The considerations documents compliment other CDC resources, including decision tools (below) to help inform community setting decisions about resuming and gradually scaling up operations.

Institutes of Higher Education

Parks and Rec Facilities

Restaurants and Bars


Youth and Summer Camps

Youth Sports

CDC Industry Specific Decision Tools

CDC tools to help facilities make science-based decisions on reopening. 

Childcare Programs

Youth Programs and Camps



Mass Transit

Restaurants and Bars