The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has determined, based on the new COVID-19 case in Dallas County and the announcement of community spread in Omaha, NE, there is now community spread in our state. Community spread occurs when individuals have been infected with the virus in an area and cannot specifically identify the source of the infection, or do not know how or where they became infected. Due to the detection of community spread, there are new recommendations for individuals with underlying conditions, and all Iowans should be prepared for cancellations and disruptions in routine activities. Mitigation measures should be implemented immediately to have the most significant impact on slowing the spread of the virus.
COVID-19 Community Spread Mitigation Guidance
Updated mitigation guidance from IDPH is available and can be downloaded here: