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During power outages due to severe weather, refrigerators and freezers without power can become problematic quickly.  A refrigerator can keep food safe for up to *4 hours* and a full freezer will keep frozen foods safe for up to 48 hours, if its full. Find out when to discard food here:  https://www.foodsafety.gov/food-safety-charts/food-safety-during-power-outage?fbclid=IwAR0-za9KDYEeJ2_sbmYmMER5KAZ5m-27sbpiDLR4dY_hXD9jqlIaD7_8nGs

Report Retain unlabeled seeds from unknown origins.

Emergency Management Agency of Scott County has received the following information regarding seeds (seeds that you plant in the ground) that are being mailed to residents within the State of Iowa.

These seeds are not labeled and could contain an “invasive plant, seed-borne diseases, or other unknown seed treatments already applied.” Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship has been able to confirm that majority appear to be from China, and at least one Uzbekistan.

Guidance is available to assist in the planning of events identified as "mass gatherings" during COVID-19.  Please see the following guidance:

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It's the rule.  Shots before school.  Especially this year! 

The CDC encourages individuals to wear a cloth face coverings in public settings where it is hard to stay 6 feet away from others (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies). Remember, I wear my face covering to protect you. You wear your face covering to protect me.

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I was told I was exposed to a positive case of COVID-19 and told to stay home for the recommended 14 days.  Will public health be giving me verification to return to work?

  • No, it is not the role of the Scott County Health Department to release individuals to return to work activities.  When we contact you as a contact of a positive case, we will give you guidance on the date when you can return to normal activities, as long as you have not developed symptoms during that time.  We encourage you to share this guidance and return date with your employer.

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Scott County Health Department is a proud partner of the QC COVID-19 Coalition, a collaboration of Quad Cities area health, business, government, non-profit, and emergency management organizations working to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

In response to the recent increase in the spread of COVID-19, #TogetherQC highlights the steps we as Quad Citians must take to face this pandemic together:

  • We protect our neighbors.
  • We mask up by wearing face coverings.
  • We social distance by staying 6 feet apart.

We encourage individuals, families, and businesses to join together in the #TogetherQC Campaign to mask up, stay physically [ Click Title for Full Article ]

Bars, restaurants, and other food establishments are required to ensure social distancing and hygiene inside their establishment.  Masks are recommended, but not required at food establishments.  

To report bars, restaurants, or other food establishments in violation of the governor's proclamation for social distancing or hygiene, visit:

  • Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals:  Report a Violation
  • You may upload supporting photo or video evidence of the violation(s). The images should be time-stamped or encoded.