News & Updates

12/03/2020 Black Hawk County School Reopening Guidelines

The Black Hawk County Health Department has updated guidance to reflect the alternative COVID-19 Quarantine Guidelines.

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*Press Release* 12032020_Black Hawk County Health Department Updated COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance

On December 2, 2020 the CDC issued updated guidelines that provide alternatives to the 14 day quarantine period following an exposure to COVID-19.

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*Press Release 12022020* COVID-19 Vaccine Survey

Please share the COVID-19 Vaccine survey widely for best community response.

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COVID-19 Holiday Guidance

This year is not like other years. Please do your part, to help slow the spread of COVID-19, and also protect your family and your friends. This post offers guidance for what to consider before joining gatherings over the holidays. How can you make your holiday as safe as possible?

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Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation modifying public health measures

Wednesday, 11/18/2020, Gov. Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation that modifies existing public health measures to provide clarity and simplify the measures applicable to recreational activities and fitness centers.

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Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration

Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency for another 30 days. The proclamation imposes a number of additional public health measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. These new measures will be effective at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11 and will continue until 11:59 p.m. on November 30, 2020.

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Black Hawk County Contact Tracing 11/09/20

An update on the challenges of contact tracing during the surge of COVID-19 in Black Hawk County. Guidance on what to do while waiting for test results or if you have been notified as a contact of someone who tests positive. Black Hawk County residents can help limit the spread of COVID-19 by staying home as much as possible, avoiding social gatherings, wearing a face covering when in public, and practicing social distancing. Those with questions on COVID-19 guidelines are encouraged to review the current guidance on the CDC, IDPH, and www.blackhawkcovid19.com websites. The health department is experiencing a large number of phone calls and email messages related to COVID-19 concerns and working to respond as soon as possible.

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11/4/2020 Test Iowa announces Black Hawk County Site moves, holiday hours for Veterans Day

Black Hawk County Test Iowa location changes; Veterans Day holiday hours update

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9-29-20 Updated Close Contact Definition

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9-29-20 Black Hawk County Health Department Trick-or-Treating Guidance

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