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

Staying up to date on vaccines and wearing masks can help prevent severe illness and protect certain groups of people who are more likely to become very sick with COVID-19 (older, certain medical conditions, pregnant people, etc.).

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