Emerging Health Issues - Novel Coronavirus

Public Health COVID-19 Resources

A global respiratory illness was discovered in late 2019 that causes very severe illness and death in some; and very minor symptoms in others. There is still a lot to learn about the disease.  The best way to protect yourself against any strain of the COVID-19 virus is to get vaccinated.

COVID-19 Testing

Testing for COVID-19 is widely available in Iowa through hospitals, clinics, and other providers.  Convenient at-home testing is also available through https://www.testiowa.com

Test Positive for COVID-19? 

If an individual tests positive, regardless of vaccination, they may need to isolate up to 10 days. Please see the following links from the CDC for this guidance.  

COVID-19 in Iowa Dashboard

To view the latest information on COVID-19 in Iowa, visit the COVID-19 Reporting page.


Human Services COVID-19 Resources

The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has taken significant steps to ensure the safety and well-being of our team and those we serve during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back for updates as events stabilize.

Clients and Providers

Child Care
Iowa Medicaid
Food Security
Foster Care
Mental Health
HHS Facilities

HHS Team Members

As events stabilize, agency-specific guidance is no longer necessary. HHS employees now follow the guidance from the Department of Administrative Services, with the exception of HHS facility employees who continue to follow Easing Facility Restrictions guidance.

Emotional Support for HHS Team Members

HHS supervisors have been encouraged to proactively share information on the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with their team members. EAP offers confidential resources to help state employees and eligible family members address challenges that may impact job performance, affect well-being, and take a toll on overall health. EAP services are provided at no cost to employees and eligible family members. Staff can contact the EAP provider at 800-833-3031 or www.eaphelplink.com.