COVID community level

NEW -  Know Your COVID-19 Community Level

COVID-19 Community Levels are a new tool to help communities decide which prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in your area:  

COVID-19 Guidance for COVID-19 Illness and Exposure

The Iowa Department of Public Health's Epi Manual updated it's COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Guidance in August 2021 to provide the latest recommendations for controlling further spread and preventing disease.  Recommendations for COVID-19 illness and exposure (vaccinated and unvaccinated) can be found in this document: 

Recommendations for Prevention of COVID-19

  1. Get vaccinated.  Find a COVID-19 vaccine:  Vaccine Page
  2. Wear a mask in indoor public places when our community is considered in a "high" community level. (Visit: for the updated level for Scott County)
  3. Wash your hands frequently.


Face Mask - Tips

infographic comparing types of masks

Travel Guidance

Travel in the United States:

If you are thinking of traveling away from your local community, use this resource to help you plan your trip.  

International Travel:

There is widespread, ongoing transmission of novel coronavirus worldwide.  

Mass Gathering Guidance

Please see the following mass gathering guidance as you plan events in Scott County: