Employers can use these strategies to limit exposures to COVID-19:

  • Actively encourage sick employees to stay home
  • Give employees, customers, and visitors what they need to clean their hands and cover their coughs and sneezes
  • Perform routine environmental cleaning
  • Allow employees to work from home if possible; plan for extended working from home
  • Protect employees at higher risk for severe illness through supportive policies and practices
  • Implement social distancing for those at work:
    • Increase physical space between onsite workers
    • Stagger work schedules
    • Limit in-person meetings
  • Ensure flexible leave policies for staff who need to stay home to care for others
  • Limit travel and advise employees if they must travel to take additional precautions and preparations
  • Cancel conferences, trade shows, and in person training

Information adapted from:


Guidance to Prepare for Future Reopening

Businesses are encouraged to begin planning now for reopening their business in the future, as determined by future proclamations from the Iowa Governor.  The Iowa Department of Public Health has created the following guidance:

Business Resources from the Iowa Department of Public Health & CDC

For additional COVID-19 guidance or consultation for Iowa businesses, contact [email protected]

Posters/Printable Materials

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