From Winneshiek County Public Health

Winneshiek County Public Health https://www.winneshiekhealth.org/

07-13-2020:

COVID-19 Death Confirmed in Winneshiek County

07-02-2020:

From Winneshiek County Public Health – Increased of Covid-19 Cases in Winneshiek County

04-17-2020:

Public Health Press Release Regional Proclamation

04-16-2020:

New Governor Directives Today – Stricter Mitigation Steps for Region 6 (Which includes Winneshiek County)

04-10-2020:

Winneshiek Co Public Health Covid 19 Easter Observances 04-10-2020

03-27-2020:

Winneshiek County Covid-19 Press Release 03-27-2020

03-18-2020:

Winneshiek County First Covid-19 Winneshiek County Press Release 03-18-2020

Winneshiek County Covid-19 Press Release 03-18-2020

03-17-2020:

Winneshiek County Covid-19 Press Release 03-17-2020

 

From the Iowa Department of Human Rights

08-21-2020:

Iowa Department Of Human Rights Weekly Covid 19 Newsletter 08-21-2020

07-07-2020: 

Iowa Department Of Human Rights Weekly Covid-19 Update 08 07 2020

07-27-2020:

Iowa Human Rights Newsletter July 24

06-29-2020:

Iowa Department Of Human Resources Weekly Covid-19 Update 06-19-2020

06-12-2020:

Iowa Department Of Human Rights Weekly Covid-19 Update 06-12-2020

06-05-2020:

Iowa Department Of Human Rights Weekly Covid-19 Update 06-05-2020

05-29-2020:

Iowa Department of Human Rights Weekly Covid-19 Update 05-29-2020

05-22-2020:

Iowa Department of Human Rights Weekly Covid-19 Update 05-22-2020

05-15-2020:

Iowa Department of Human Rights Weekly Covid-19 Update 05-15-2020

05-08-2020:

Iowa Department of Human Rights Weekly Covid-19 Update 05-08-2020

05-01-2020:

Iowa Department of Human Rights Weekly Covid-19 Update 05-01-2020

04-24-2020:

Iowa Department Of Human Rights Weekly Covid 19 Update 04 24 2020

From the City of Decorah

Click on the link to read the latest Press Releases and Information regarding COVID-19

09-01-2020:

Decorah Face Covering Ordinance

08-25-2020:

Ordinance 1257, An Ordinance Mandating The Use Of Face Coverings In Public Places Withing The City Limits Of The City Of Decorah, Iowa

Mayor’s Statement regarding Ordinance 1257:

August 22, 2020

Friday, August 21st the Decorah City Council approved the second reading and approved waiving the third reading of Ordinance 1257, placing it for adoption. While the council voted 6-1 to approve the ordinance it will not go into effect until it is signed by the Mayor and published.

The use of face coverings, washing hands frequently, and/or use of hand sanitizer, avoiding large crowds, staying home when sick, and enjoying the outdoors distancing as needed, are in the best interest of health, safety and economic recovery. Until a vaccine is in place, these initiatives are the only means for being proactive in attempting to flatten the curve and potentially reduce the transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

Decorah and surrounding areas are fortunate to be tourist and recreational destinations. Thousands of visitors come for enjoying recreational activities, the many shops and restaurants and breweries. We want these visitors to feel safe when they visit.

As area schools in the county open, and students return to Luther College and Northeast Iowa Community College, measures are needed to ensure safety for ongoing education. In addition, a proactive approach is necessary to insure continued economic return of local businesses. For these reasons, I am signing Ordinance 1257.

I understand that this is an extremely divisive issue and I will continue to reach out to community partners to develop promotional materials to ensure community awareness and encourages dialogue.

Moving forward, there needs to be guidelines, analysis, input, and conversation in order to determine the effectiveness of the ordinance.

In this unprecedented and challenging time, we have limited tools at our disposal and yet the stakes are higher than ever. Thank you for joining with your families, friends, and neighbors to support the health and well-being of our students, educators, local businesses, and our entire community by wearing face covering in public spaces.

/s/ Lorraine Borowski
Mayor, City of Decorah

08-21-2020:

The city council met on Friday, August 21 and approved Ordinance 1257, a face covering mandate for the City of Decorah. While the council voted 6-1 to approve the ordinance it will not go into effect until it is signed by the Mayor and published, this is anticipated to occur by the end of August. As of August 21, the mandate is not in effect.

City staff, including the Police Department are working through the ordinance to develop an administrative response and plan to support education and awareness of the ordinance as well as face covering and COVID personal protective measures.

Ordinance 1257, An Ordinance Mandating The Use Of Face Coverings In Public Places Withing The City Limits Of The City Of Decorah, Iowa

04-21-2020:

Message regarding Mask Usage from Mayor Borowski

COVID 19 Guidance For Cloth Face Coverings 04-06-2020

03-28-2020:

Homemade Mask Design Guidance From IDPH

03-25-2020:

Joint Press Release City Of Decorah & Winn Co Public Health 03 25 2020

03-24-2020:

Gundersen Health Systems: What to do if you suspect exposure to Covid-19

03-23-2020:

From the Social Security Administration:

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020 the Social Security Administration closed ALL local Social Security offices to the public for in-person service.
Full press release about the situation: https://socialsecurityofficenear.me/coronavirus-covid19/
Local Social Security resource page: https://socialsecurityofficenear.me/in/oklahoma/

03-18-2020:

Winneshiek County First Covid-19 Winneshiek County Press Release 03-18-2020

Winneshiek County Covid-19 Press Release 03-18-2020

03-17-2020:

Winneshiek County Covid-19 Press Release 03-17-2020

03-17-2020:

City of Decorah Press Release 03-16-2020

Decorah Public Library Closure Release 03-16-2020

03-13-2020:

Decorah Public Library Press Release 03-13-2020

Public Health Resources

Winneshiek County Public Health https://www.winneshiekhealth.org/

Iowa Department of Public Health Main Page https://idph.iowa.gov/

Iowa Department of Public Health Covid-19 Page https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Main Page https://www.cdc.gov/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) Page https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

World Health Organization Main Page https://www.who.int/

World Heath Organization Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) Page https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

 

 

 

 

 

Red Cross

American Red Cross

04-17-2020

The Disaster Mental Health volunteers at the American Red Cross have put together some short (60-90 second) videos with tips and advice to help people take care of themselves mentally.

Please feel free to share these if you wish.

https://youtu.be/sxJqeJ9M7fs  During Difficult Times Imagine The Best

https://youtu.be/-rSWX89m_jw Focus On Your 5 Senses When Worried

https://youtu.be/H8Wz5GTqFg4 Your Community Needs Essential Workers

https://youtu.be/iboZtrbFXqQ Reduce Your News Exposure To Improve Your Mental Health

https://youtu.be/zOYIY3b-9VA  Helplessness when feeling stressed

https://youtu.be/2NGEd7y8MtU Healthy Routines Help Us Cope With Stress

 

People can also follow the American Red Cross of Greater Iowa on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AmericanRedCrossIowa/

Rumor Control

The World Health Organization has introduced a rumor control website that also has downloadable graphics. It is available: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

FEMA is operating a rumor control page at https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus-rumor-control
FEMA also provides other great resources like fact sheets: https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus
Federal Coronavirus Site: https://www.coronavirus.gov/

The CDC also addresses this on their site: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/share-facts.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fshare-facts.html

Medicare Scams and Fraud information: https://www.medicare.gov/medicare-coronavirus. Iowans can contact Iowa Senior Medicare Patrol for information about scams and to report Fraud. Iowa Senior Medicare Patrol is housed in the Iowa Insurance Division. https://shiip.iowa.gov/smp/

FDA Fraudulent COVID-19 kits Information: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-alerts-consumers-about-unauthorized-fraudulent-covid-19-test-kits. Overall Website: https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/mcm-issues/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

From Iowa Department of Public Health

07-23-2020:

State Launches #StepUpMaskUpIA to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

https://idph.iowa.gov/News/ArtMID/646/ArticleID/158370

04-07-2020:

COVID 19 Guidance For Cloth Face Coverings 04-06-2020

03-28-2020

Homemade Mask Design Guidance From IDPH

03-25-2020

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 21 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 145 positive cases in 31 counties. There have been 2,578 negative tests. There has also been one death announced.

• Allamakee County 1 middle-aged adults (41-60 years)
• Benton County, 2 middle-aged adults (41-60 years)
• Hancock County, 1 middle-aged adults (41-60 years)
• Johnson County, 4 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
• Linn County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
• Muscatine County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
• Polk County, 3 older adults (61-80 years)
• Poweshiek County, 2 older adults (61-80 years)
• Scott County, 2 middle-aged (41-60 years)
• Washington County, 2 adults (18-40 years)

Iowa Covid Cases by County 03-25-2020

A status report of monitoring and testing of COVID19 in Iowa is provided by IDPH and can be found here. In addition, a public hotline has been established for Iowans with questions about COVID-19. The line is available 24/7 by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431. The state of Iowa will begin sharing the number of negative tests conducted at outside labs soon.

Iowans who have traveled recently for business or spring break vacations, whether internationally or domestically outside of Iowa, should strongly consider self-isolating for 14 days. This will support Iowa’s ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and limit the introduction of the virus from other points of travel.

Iowa has implemented many provisions to emphasize social distancing, and self-isolation after travel is another measure we can take to slow the spread of the virus and avoid quickly overburdening our healthcare system.

IDPH has announced that there is a need for blood donations. Information can be found at: https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/dlp/coronavirus–covid-19–and-blood-donation.html

Iowa Department of Public Health Links

Iowa Department of Public Health Main Page https://idph.iowa.gov/

Iowa Department of Public Health Covid-19 Page https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus

From The Office of the Governor

06-10-2020:

Covid-19 JIC Update 06-10-2020

05-26-2020:

Covid-19 JIC Update 05-26-2020

05-22-2020:

Covid-19 JIC Update 05-22-2020

05-20-2020:

Covid-19 JIC Update 05-20-2020

05-14-2020:

Covid-19 JIC Update 05-14-2020

05-13-2020:

Covid-19 JIC Update 05-13-2020

05-12-2020:

Covid-19 JIC Update 05-12-2020

05-11-2020:

Covid-19 JIC Update 05-11-2020

05-08-2020:

Covid-19 JIC Update 05-08-2020

05-07-2020:

Covid-19 JIC update 05-07-2020

05-06-2020:

Covid-19 JIC Update 05-06-2020

05-05-2020:

Covid-19 JIC Update 05-05-2020

05-04-2020:

Covid-19 JIC Update 05-04-2020

05-01-2020:

Covid-19 JIC Update 05-01-2020

04-30-2020:

Covid-19 JIC Update 04-30-2020

04-29-2020:

Covid-19 JIC Update 04-29-2020

04-28-2020:

Covid-19 JIC Update 04-28-2020

04-27-2020:

Covid-19 JIC Update 04-27-2020

04-23-2020:

Covid-19 JIC Update 04-24-2020

Covid-19 JIC Update 04-23-2020

04-21-2020:

Covid-19 JIC Update 04-21-2020

04-17-2020:

Covid-19 JIC Update 04-17-2019

Public Health Press Release Regional Proclamation

04-16-2020:

New Governor Directives Today – Stricter Mitigation Steps for Region 6 (Which includes Winneshiek County)

Covid-19 JIC Update 04-16-2020

04-13-2020:

Covid-19 JIC Update 04-13-2020

04-10-2020:

Covid-19 JIC Update 04-09-2020

04-08-2020:

Covid-19 JIC Update 04-08-2020

04-07-2020:

Covid-19 JIC Update 04-06-2020 

04-06-2020:

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration, ordering additional closures

Covid 19 JIC Update 04-04-2020

04-02-2020:

Covid-19 JIC Update 04-01-2020

03-25-2020

In yesterday’s press conference, Governor Reynolds mentioned the “Essential Services” information. This document was produced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and is available at https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforce As a reminder, this is just guidance and is not currently being used in Iowa as a Shelter in Place order has not been implemented.

Small Business Loans

• Governor Reynolds has announced the creation of The Iowa Small Business Relief Fund. This provides grants from $5,000-$25,000 for small business having between 2 and 25 employees. The application is available at: https://www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/our-agency-detail-resources/6710. The application is currently available through March 31.

• Governor Reynolds announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a disaster declaration for the state of Iowa as of January 31, 2020 and continuing. The declaration allows pandemic-impacted small businesses to apply for low-interest support loans. The declaration comes after Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds submitted a federal funding request via the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.
o Applications can be made via the SBA’s website: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/
o Applicants can monitor the status of their applications online after submission.
o For questions, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.
• Additional resources for businesses can be accessed at www.safeguardiowa.org

Governor Reynolds and DHS Director Garcia discuss child care at: https://www.facebook.com/IAGovernor/videos/150434152903935/

03-20-2020:

Governor Reynolds Statement 03-20-2020