Siouxland District Health Department

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Reportable Disease Hotline

To report diseases immediately, use the Iowa Department of Public Health 24/7 disease reporting telephone hotline: 1-800-362-2736. 

 
Want to know when and how to report certain diseases view IDPH's Disease Reporting Poster.

Disease Tracker

Interested in knowing what illnesses are being reported in Woodbury County? Find out by viewing our Disease Tracker.

Radon

Testing your home for radon is easy and inexpensive. Test kits are available at SDHD for only $7. Learn more about radon and testing your home. 

Quitline Iowa

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Smoke Free Housing

Learn more about owning or renting a smoke free apartment and which Woodbury County apartment complexes are smoke free.

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WIC Appointment?

Please read the Iowa WIC Rights & Responsibilities statement before your scheduled certification appointment(s). Lea la Declaración de derechos y responsabilidades de WIC de Iowa antes de su(s) cita(s) de certificación. 

Iowa WIC Rights & Responsibilities statement (French)

Make sure you are prepared and you bring everything you need. Find out what you should bring with you

Move Your Way

 Move Your Way link: Want to get more physical activity? Build a weekly plan

 

Learn more about our Move Your Way Campaign

IMMUNIZATIONS

Need a copy of your child's immunization record? Click Here. Must have name, date of birth, and a Social Security or Medicaid number.

To schedule an appointment, call 712-279-6119 and ask for the clinic.

Immunization eligibility information for Vaccine for Children's (VFC) program in English and Spanish 

Click here for more information.

All clinics held at SDHD, 1014 Nebraska St.

There is a $15.00 administration fee per child for all non-Iowa Medicaid children receiving vaccinations through our immunization clinics.  We accept cash, check, credit or debit cards for payment at this time. In addition, we are unable to accept children with Hawk-I coverage.  These children should be taken to their physician for immunizations.

  

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COVID-19 PDF Print E-mail

 Weekly Percentage Positive 8-2-20

Weekly Confirmed Positive Cases 8-2-20

Two indicators of COVID-19 activity in an area are the trend of the number of weekly tests that are positive, and the percentage of weekly tests that are positive - which would take into account the total number of tests done.  In these graphs, the cases and tests are shown during the week the samples were collected, and not the week that the results were reported, which better illustrates the timeframe during which people were sick and seeking care.  In addition, the numbers may be adjusted as more results are reported and are added in to the total from the week that the test was collected.  This is especially true for the last week that is shown that may still have data that needs to be added when it comes in. 
 
Woodbury County has been experiencing downward trends since peaking in late April.  These results were achieved while the state was under Governor's orders for several mitigation strategies, several of which have now been relaxed.  It is important that we continue to practice measures that will slow the spread, including:
1. Staying home when even mildly ill
2. Covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or elbow/upper arm. 
3. Washing hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
4. Limit gatherings to 10 or less individuals. 
5. Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others.
6. Wear a mask, especially when maintaining distance is not possible.  

 

Link to 8-7-20 Data Trends Report

Link to 7-30-20 Data Trends Report

Link to 7-23-20 Data Trends Report

Link to 7-16-20 Data Trends Report

Link to 7-9-20 Data Trends Report

Link to 7-2-20 Data Trends Report

Link to 6-26-20 Data Trends Report

Link to 6-18-20 Data Trends Report

 

Stay Connected with Latest Information

Stay up-to-date on all the latest updates regarding COVID-19 and the cases in Woodbury County by following our social media accounts. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and you can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you get notifications when we post POD Casts. 

With the 6/10/2020 Proclamation by Governor Reynolds, most businesses are able to begin or expand their operations.  There are still requirements to implemet social distancing and other public health measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  We encourage cooperation and kindness from all involved during this process, and suggest that those with concerns speak with the management of the facilities. 

Below are some helpful links for business owners and patrons.    

The Department of Inspections and Appeals website has information that pertains to food facility and other business operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This webpage answers some of the Frequently Asked Questions that people have about the requirements and recommendations for reopening restaurants. 

This link from the Iowa Department of Public Health contains guidance for direct service businesses such as salons, barber shops, massage therapy practices, medical spas, tanning salons, and tattoo parlors that are allowed to open as of 5/15/2020. 

This link from the Iowa Department of Public Health contains general reopening guidance for any business.

There are several other resources available at the following websites:

Iowa Department of Public Health

IDPH Coronavirus Updates 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 


COVID-19 RESOURCES

 

Circles of Exposure Diagram


COVID-19 UPDATES Found on SDHD YouTube Channel and Podcast Site

June 2 - Sports Activities Informational Zoom Meeting

May 29 - SDHD COVID-19 Trends and Data

April 9 - COVID-19 Information for Businesses

April 3 - Podcast on C0VID-19 Testing Site, Tracking & Monitoring Positive Cases

March 31 - COVID-19 Testing Data From Woodbury County 

March 26 - How long do viruses live on surfaces? 

March 24What information do we release when we get a case and why?

March 23 - How we conduct disease contact investigations

March 19 - Podcast on COVID-19


 SDHD PRESS RELEASES
 
 
 
 

COVID-19 TESTING

Iowa Department of Public Health Frequently Asked Questions about is available here.


WHAT IS COVID-19?

A novel (new) coronavirus has been causing an outbreak of illnesses that began in China and has now spread throughout much of the world including the United States.  The disease associated with this virus is being called COVID-19.

There are a lot of travel implications of COVID-19.  See below to find the latest advisories and recommendations.

 


Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19

   

What’s a coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people such as with MERS and SARS. It's important to know that there are coronaviruses other than COVID-19 that are circulating routinely.

   

How is COVID-19 being spread?

Past history with coronavirus tells us that spread to close contacts (approximately 6 feet) usually occurs via respiratory droplets (when a person sneezes or coughs).
Most of time people spread this virus when they are symptomatic. But there is evidence of at least some spread occuring from people that are not having symptoms.

  

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Fever, cough, and shortness of breath are the most common symptoms.
Confirmed cases have ranged from very mild or no symptoms to severe or life-threatening symptoms.
CDC believes that people develop symptoms between 2-14 days after catching the virus.

 

What can I do to keep from getting it?

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. Everyday precautions are the best way to prevent contact with the virus.

  • Regular hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

 

If I am ill, how long do I need to be isolated?

If you are ill, whether you have received a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or not, stay home and isolate from others in the house until:

• You have had no fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers) AND

• Other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved) AND

• At least 10 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared.

 

More information about COVID-19 is available here:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html


TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS/RECOMMENDATIONS

CDC Travel recommendations

 

 
 
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