Contacts & Resources

Local organizations and businesses around Black Hawk County supporting our community and the front-line workers that are helping us to navigate the COVID-19 situation.

Parenting Support

COVID-19 Emergency Child Care Response Initiative
COVID-19 Emergency Child Care Response Initiative

Schools, community organizations, and employers are mobilizing to support the essential childcare needs of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first priority of the Committee is to serve ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL, which includes hospital staff, healthcare providers, direct care staff (i.e. nursing homes, group agencies, etc),government personnel essential to infrastructure (public safety, public health,child protection services, etc), emergency responders, and employees in food supply (suppliers, grocery stores, restaurants, etc).

People with childcare needs should fill out this survey and they will be contacted. They can also call with questions or follow this initiative here on Facebook.

The Child Care Response Initiative is a collaborative effort between Child Care Resource and Referral, YMCA, Waterloo Schools and Cedar Falls Schools.

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319-231-4286
Child Care Resource and Referral
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Child Care Resource and Referral
Child Care Resource and Referral
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(855) 244-5301
Parent Referral Line
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(319) 233-0804
Local Office
Downloads & Links
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Talking to Children about COVID-19 from IDPH
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Talking to Children about COVID-19 from IDPH

Advice for talking to children about COVID-19 from the Iowa Department of Public Health.

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7/20/20 Department of Education -Reopening and Public Health- Guidelines
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7/20/20 Department of Education -Reopening and Public Health- Guidelines

This guidance was written by the Iowa Department of Education (Department) in consultation with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and is intended to help districts (1) determine when to use each of the Return-to-Learn models they have planned for during the 2020-2021 school year, and (2) handle potential and/or confirmed cases of COVID-19 in schools. This guidance should be read in conjunction with prior guidance on Return-to-Learn supports, Senate File 2310, and Reopening Guidance. Please consult the Department’s Return-to-Learn Google site for the latest supports for schools.

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Black Hawk County School Reopening Guidelines_08042020
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Black Hawk County School Reopening Guidelines_08042020

Updated as of 8/4/2020. The intent of this document is to aid Black Hawk County school districts with a reopening plan to in-person education during the COVID-19 pandemic of fall 2020. This document is meant to supplement guidance developed by the Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa Department of Education, Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), and other professional agencies. It is the recommendation of the Black Hawk County Health Department that school districts make every effort to implement all control measures to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in their schools; with an understanding, if a control measure is determined to not be feasible by the school district at this point in time, that implementation occurs to the extent of the school district’s ability. This guidance will be updated as necessary.

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Talking to Children about COVID-19 from NASP
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Talking to Children about COVID-19 from NASP

Advice for talking to children about COVID-19 from the National Association of School Psychologists.

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IDPH Return to Learn Graphic_ 07302020
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IDPH Return to Learn Graphic_ 07302020

A graphic released by Iowa Department of Education and Iowa Department of Public Health that outlines the Return to Learn Plan.

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IDPH Evaluating Sick Students and Staff_07302020
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IDPH Evaluating Sick Students and Staff_07302020

A graphic that outlines Iowa Department of Education and Iowa Department of Public Health guidance on evaluating sick students and staff in accordance with the Return to Learn plan.

Business Support

Cosmetology Arts and Sciences and the Checklist
Cosmetology Arts and Sciences and the Checklist
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COVID-19 Resources for Business Owners
COVID-19 Resources for Business Owners

This page has information that pertains to DIA operations related to the 2020 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Iowa Restaurant Reopening Criteria/Operation Restrictions during COVID-19
Iowa Restaurant Reopening Criteria/Operation Restrictions during COVID-19
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IDPH Guidance on Reopening of Businesses
IDPH Guidance on Reopening of Businesses

This website offers business owners guidance from IDPH on reopening their business based on 5/13/20 proclamation from Governor Reynolds.

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Waterloo Commision on Human Rights
Waterloo Commision on Human Rights

To help flatten the curve of the COVID-19 virus, it is important that employees stay home when they are sick.

If you have concerns about your employer's response to COVID-19 you can contact the Human Rights office.

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319-291-4441
General
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Cedar Valley Strong
Cedar Valley Strong
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Main Street Waterloo COVID-19 Resources
Main Street Waterloo COVID-19 Resources
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Grow Cedar Valley
Grow Cedar Valley
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phone
Downloads & Links
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Screening Algorithm for Entrance into Businesses
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Screening Algorithm for Entrance into Businesses

IDPH has not changed business screening guidance due to the complexity of the screening process that would need to occur to account for the broader list of symptoms. Businesses can create their own algorithm for screening based upon the expanded CDC information or they can continue to use this current IDPH screening algorithm.

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Employee Rights Under the FFCRA
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Employee Rights Under the FFCRA

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFRCA) allows for paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave.

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Black Hawk County Health Department Business Guidelines_updated 07/21/2020
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Black Hawk County Health Department Business Guidelines_updated 07/21/2020

This document was updated to reflect new guidance as of 7/21/20. The intent of this document is to provide Black Hawk County businesses guidelines for how to prevent and contain the spread of COVID-19 in their business. This document is meant to supplement guidance developed by the Iowa Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) and other professional agencies.

Medical

UnityPoint Health
UnityPoint Health

Telecommunication now being offered.

Virtual urgent care available 8 am - 8 pm- see website for details.

Designated Respiratory Clinic available at United Medical Park.

Call ahead before going. 8 am - 8 pm

See website for visitor restrictions and cancellations.

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319-833-5888
Designated Respiratory Clinic
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319-235-3941
Main Number
MercyOne
MercyOne

Virtual Visits are available. Go to MercyOne.com/virtual

Curbside prescription pickup available. See web for details.

COVID-19 testing site has moved to MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center. Patients must be referred by primary care provider, urgent Care, online Virtual Visit or over-the-phone assessment.

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319-272-8000
Main number
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Downloads & Links
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COVID-19 Information_English_04/28/2020
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COVID-19 Information_English_04/28/2020

Important information about COVID-19 symptoms and how to seek care.

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COVID 19 Information_Spanish_4282020
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COVID 19 Information_Spanish_4282020

Information in SPANISH on COVID19 Symptoms and how to access testing.

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COVID-19 Information_French_04282020
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COVID-19 Information_French_04282020

Information in FRENCH on COVID19 Symptoms and how to access testing.

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COVID-19 Information_Bosnian_04282020
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COVID-19 Information_Bosnian_04282020

Information in BOSNIAN on COVID19 Symptoms and how to access testing.

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COVID-19 Information_Burmese_04282020
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COVID-19 Information_Burmese_04282020

Information in BURMESE on COVID19 Symptoms and how to access testing.

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COVID-19 Information_Marshallese_04282020
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COVID-19 Information_Marshallese_04282020

Information in MARSHALLESE on COVID19 Symptoms and how to access testing.

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COVID-19 Information_Chin_04282020
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COVID-19 Information_Chin_04282020

Information in CHIN on COVID19 Symptoms and how to access testing.

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COVID-19 Information_Swahili_4272020
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COVID-19 Information_Swahili_4272020

Information in SWAHILI on COVID19 symptoms and how to access testing.

General

Resources for Refugees, Migrants and Newcomers
Resources for Refugees, Migrants and Newcomers

It is important that all our residents have information in the language that is most familiar to them.

Here are some good resources in our community. Please share with those who may need it.

Cedar Valley Advocates for Immigrants and Refugee Rights Facebook Page

Cedar Valley New Residents Facebook Page

EMBARC- Facebook Page

EMBARC- website

For questions about COVID-19 questions, there are language specific hotlines available:

Karen

515-216-0143

karenembarc@embarciowa.org

Karenni

515-216-0712

karenni@embarciowa.org

Hakha Chin

515-216-0974

HakhaChin@embarciowa.org

Burmese

515-207-9442

burmese@embarciowa.org

Kunama

515-216-0745

kunama@embarciowa.org

Swahili

515-216-0611

swahili@embarciowa.org

Arabic

515-207-0084

arabic@embarciowa.org

English

515-603-9039

english@embarciowa.org

Victim Services

515-207-0114

victimservices@embarciowa.org

Kirundi

515-207-9614

kirundi@embarciowa.org

French

515-216-0654

french@embarciowa.org

Lingala

515-216-4329

lingala@embarciowa.org

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319-883-0046
CVAIRR
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Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging
Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging

Meal sites are closed.

Offering delivery of frozen meals for people who are 60 and older

7 or 14 frozen meals per week available

Telephone intake required.

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866-468-7887
Lifelong Links
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Met Transit
Met Transit

Please limit rides to essential needs.

Wash hands before and after riding.

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(319) 234-5713
Local Office
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Operation Threshold
Operation Threshold

Front lobby closed.

All work being done by phone, email or internet.

Weatherization program ended.

Energy Assistance deadline extended to May 31, 2020.

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319-291-2065
Local Office
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Northeast Iowa Food Bank
Northeast Iowa Food Bank

Curbside food pantry.

Volunteer.

Donate.

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319-235-0507
Local Office
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Salvation Army
Salvation Army

Meals available Tuesday and Thursdays 11:30 am- 12:30 pm

Shelters open with increased cleaning.

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319-235-9358
Local Office
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Cedar Valley 365 Events Calendar
Cedar Valley 365 Events Calendar
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Black Hawk County
Black Hawk County
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City of Cedar Falls
City of Cedar Falls
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phone
City of Waterloo COVID-19 Response Hub
City of Waterloo COVID-19 Response Hub
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phone
Downloads & Links
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Overnight Line Outreach_Marshallese
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Overnight Line Outreach_Marshallese

This provides information on where to call after hours for assistance with COVID-19 emergencies.

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Overnight Outreach_Burmese_05062020
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Overnight Outreach_Burmese_05062020

Overnight help for COVID-19 emergencies. Information provided in Burmese.

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Overnight Outreach_French_05062020
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Overnight Outreach_French_05062020

Overnight phone numbers for COVID-19 emergencies after hours.

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COVID-19 Information_Karen_04292020
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COVID-19 Information_Karen_04292020

Information on COVID-19 symptoms and how to access Respiratory clinics.

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Overnight Outreach Line_Bosnian_05062020
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Overnight Outreach Line_Bosnian_05062020

Information on how to get emergency COVID-19 questions answered after regular business hours.

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Overnight Outreach Line_Spanish_05062020
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Overnight Outreach Line_Spanish_05062020

Information on how to access help with COVID-19 questions after regular business hours.

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Overnight Outreach Line_Karenni_05062020
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Overnight Outreach Line_Karenni_05062020

Information on where to call after regular business hours with questions about COVID-19.

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Important COVID-19 Information_Karenni_0506/2020
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Important COVID-19 Information_Karenni_0506/2020

Information for residents on how to access testing for COVID-19 and what to do if they are feeling sick.

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Overnight Outreach Line_Swahili_05062020
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Overnight Outreach Line_Swahili_05062020

Information on how to get help after regular business hours with COVID-19 questions.

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Guidance on Gatherings_English
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Guidance on Gatherings_English

Black Hawk County Health Department offers some COVID-19 guidance on summer gatherings.

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Guidance on Gatherings_French
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Guidance on Gatherings_French

Le département de santé du comté de Black Hawk offre des conseils COVID-19 sur les rassemblements d'été.

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Guidance on Gatherings_Spanish
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Guidance on Gatherings_Spanish

El departamento de salud del condado de Black Hawk ofrece una guía COVID-19 sobre reuniones de verano.

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Guidance on Gatherings_Bosnian
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Guidance on Gatherings_Bosnian

Odjel za Zdravstvo Black Hawk Okruga nudi neke COVID-19 upute o ljetnim okupljanjima.

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Guidance on Gatherings_Marshallese
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Guidance on Gatherings_Marshallese

Black Hawk County Health Department eo ej kobellok jet COVID-19 kollaajrak ko ilo ien ibben dron koi lo summer in.

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Guidance on Gatherings_Swahili
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Guidance on Gatherings_Swahili

Idara ya Afya ya Kaunti (Kata) ya Black Hawk inatoa mwongozo dhidi ya COVID-19 juu ya mikusanyiko ya wakati wa majira ya joto.

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Guidance on Gatherings_Hakha Chin
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Guidance on Gatherings_Hakha Chin

Black Hawk County Health Department nih Covid-19 kong he peh tlai in Thal ah mi hmunkhat I ton tikah hi ti um awk asi timi lam hmuhsak nak tuah mi