• Another 23 positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday, bringing the total to 68 in 17 different Iowa counties
  • Iowa businesses are now eligible loans through the Small Business Administration (SBA), apply here: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/
  • State officials are encouraging any Iowans who have recently traveled out of the state or country to self-isolate for 14 days
  • Please help prevent the spread of coronavirus by taking the following measures:
    • Stay at home as much as possible, especially those over 65
    • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds 
    • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow
    • Regularly clean frequently used objects or surface
    • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands

 

Helpful Links With More Information

For the latest updates from the Iowa Governor’s office on COVID-19: https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/

For the latest updates on coronavirus and to learn more about prevention efforts, go to the Iowa Dept. of Public Health at https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus

For Iowans with questions about COVID-19, a public hotline is open 24/7 by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431

Click below for continuous updates on Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions  created by the Iowa House Democratic Research Staff:  https://bit.ly/2UjkO80

Criteria for getting tested for COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/hcp/clinical-criteria.html

For updates related to child care, child welfare, Medicaid, and social workers, go to the Dept. of Human Services page at  https://dhs.iowa.gov/COVID19

For businesses, the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) is compiling resources available (including grants) at www.iowabusinessrecovery.com 

For workers displaced due to coronavirus, unemployment benefits may be available in 7-10 days from filing. Click here to apply: 

https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/file-claim-unemployment-insurance-benefits