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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 while transmission of the coronavirus is sustained and/or high in our community. 
  3. Wash your hands frequently.

Face Masks

The CDC recommends the following individuals wear a mask:.

  • People, including children older than 2, who are not fully vaccinated
  • Fully vaccinated people with weakened immune systems
  • To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, fully vaccinated people should wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission

Face Mask - Tips

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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.  

Activities, Gatherings, and Holidays

The CDC provides a wide variety of information on how to choose safer gatherings during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  CDC's Activities, Gatherings, and Holidays Guidance

Mass Gathering Guidance

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