A Message From Public Health

Iowa County Public Health is invested in helping to keep our community safe using the many tools available to mitigate the burden of COVID-19 disease including: the widespread availability of vaccines, availability of at-home (antigen) tests, the development of new epidemiology tools, such as genomic surveillance, and a growing role for COVID-19 therapeutics. We encourage you to continue using prevention strategies to help keep our community safe.

  • Stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccines and booster doses.
  • Get tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms or were exposed to someone with COVID-19.
  • Stay home if you have COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Seek treatment if you have COVID-19 and are at risk of getting very sick.
  • Improve ventilation when possible.

About COVID-19

COVID-19 is a communicable, respiratory disease that can cause severe illness in some people. COVID-19 is easily spread from person to person through respiratory droplets and aerosol particles released by people with COVID-19 during coughing, sneezing, singing, talking, and breathing. The CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels are a tool to help you make decisions to minimize the impact COVID-19 has on our health care systems, while also protecting those who are most at risk of severe illness. We all need to continue to take steps to protect our communities and prevent COVID-19 from straining our health care systems. 

General Information