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Posted on: April 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, April 1, 2020

52 Additional Positive Cases in Iowa, One Additional in Dubuque County

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 52 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, including one additional case for Dubuque County, for a total of 549 positive cases. According to IDPH, 2 additional deaths were reported; one elderly adult (81+) in Polk County, and one elderly adult (81+) in Washington County. There has been a total of 7,304 negative tests to date. See today’s announcement at 

County Public Health Incident Management Team Video Update
Today’s video update includes details on additional positive cases of COVID-19, up and coming testing options and availability, social distancing reminders and tips, and a discussion on scheduling future events and gatherings. Watch the video at
CDC Guidelines for At-Home Care
If you’re feeling sick, it’s crucial to stay at home to help stop the spread of COVID-19. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, call your healthcare provider.  If you are experiencing mild symptoms, and unless otherwise instructed by your healthcare provider, staying at home for a full recovery is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for those with mild COVID-19symptoms. While sick at home, it’s important to learn how to keep you and yours safe and healthy.

The CDC provides guidance on four important categories related to at-home care:
1. What to do if you are sick
2. Caring for yourself at home
3. Caring for someone at home
4. Disinfecting your home if someone is sick

Read and share the CDC’s recommendations by visiting: 

Free COVID-19 Legal Information Hotline 
The Iowa COVID-19 Legal Information Hotline is a free service available to Iowans who are experiencing legal issues due to the COVID-19 emergency. Iowans experiencing any type of legal problem due to this crisis, such as facing eviction, being denied unemployment benefits, experiencing employment issues, or being a victim of identity theft, can call 1(800) 332-0419 to receive free legal advice.  Callers will leave a message and Iowa Legal Aid staff will call them back to screen them for eligibility.

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Randy Gehl, Public Information Officer

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