Public services within the Health Department have been temporary suspended until further notice. Phone lines are still available.

COVID-19

ISOLATION GUIDANCE FOR IOWANS:

Toolkit Guidance:

Helpful Information

Press Releases
  • Health Department Asking Community for Thermometer Donations (3/26/20) pdf
  • Additional Closures Added to Governor Reynolds Proclamation (3/22/20) pdf
  • Health Department Urges Businesses to Follow Governor's Directive (3/21/20) pdf
  • Health Department Confirms First Case of COVID-19 in Cerro Gordo Country (3/21/20) pdf
  • Volunteer and Assistance Information for Those Affected by COVID-19 (3/19/20) pdf
  • Health Department Provides Guidance for Childcare Centers (3/15/20): pdf
  • Health Department Mass Gathering Recommendations for COVID-19(3/14/20): pdf
  • Cerro Gordo County to Open Call Center for COVID-19 (3/11/20) pdf
  • Cerro Gordo County Prepares for COVID-19 (2/28/20) pdf

 

 

 

A novel (new) coronavirus was detected in thousands of people worldwide and continues to spread. The infection, called COVID-19, can be spread from person to person. Symptoms are fever, cough and shortness of breath/difficulty breathing. Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure.  There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for COVID-19 at this time. The most important things to do are:

  • Avoid contact with people who are ill.
  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your mouth with your upper arm or tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • Stay at home and practice social distancing.

Please reference the tools listed below for more specific information: