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Public Health Guidance & Resources

Information from Scott County Health Department, Iowa Department of Public Health & the U.S. Center for Disease Control.

Scott County Health Department
Iowa Department of Public Health | Center for Disease Control
Practice Social Distancing SCHD

A site dedicated to resources and information on COVID-19 for the Quad Cities community. The site will connect you with public health, business, government, and social service resources that are providing support during our community’s COVID-19 response. The Quad Cities COVID-19 Coalition partners invite you to browse the site and learn how you can help to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in the Quad Cities. #TogetherQC

Iowa Department of Public Health

Fact Sheet Updated 4-4-20| Talking to Children About COVID-19 2-26-20



Prevention guidelines for preventative measures you can take to stay healthy, including:

  • Contain germs by staying home when ill until at least 24 hours after having a fever or signs of a fever (chills, feeling warm, flushed appearance or sweating) without the use of fever-reducing medicine.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or upper arm/elbow.
  • Clean hands frequently with soap and water.

Health Reminder - When to Call a Dr.

As a reminder heading into spring break, particularly if you are traveling; if you get sick with fever (100.4°F/38°C or higher), cough, or have trouble breathing:

  • Seek medical care. Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room.
  • Tell your doctor about your recent travel and your symptoms.
  • Avoid contact with others.

If you need to seek medical care for other reasons, such as dialysis, call ahead to your doctor and tell them about your recent travel to an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19.