Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Public
A cloth face mask can help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Iowa. Protect yourself and your community by wearing a face covering when out in public and when social distancing is not possible.
Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Stop the Spread of COVID-19
About Cloth Face Coverings
How to Wear Cloth Face Coverings
Washing Cloth Face Coverings
How to Make a Cloth Face Covering - Sew and No Sew
Iowa Governor Reynolds Asks Iowans to #StepUpMaskUpIA
CDC Calls on Americans to Wear Masks
U.S. Surgeon General Explains Making a Quick Homemade Mask
IDPH and its public and private partners continue to respond to COVID-19. It is important for Iowans to be aware of how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in their community.
- It is normal to be concerned about a new virus.
- Being uncertain and anxious about COVID-19 is normal, especially with reports of illness and death.
- Prevention of COVID-19 is the same as that for other respiratory illnesses (like flu):
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your upper arm/elbow
- Clean your hands frequently with soap and water
- Contain germs by staying home when ill
For the most current information from the CDC, click here.
CDC's What to do if You Are Sick (IDPH recommends the non-test based strategy discussed in this document)
CDC's Quarantine and Isolation Explained
Addressing Anxiety Regarding COVID-19
Information about Blood Donations and How to Donate
Children and COVID-19
Resources for Large Community Events & Mass Gatherings
Iowa Poison Control Center Alert: Serious Toxicity from Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine