Avoid misinformation by following the following trusted sources:
The State of Iowa has opened its 211 hotline as the central resource for those with questions.
Office of the Governor - Newsroom: Provides press releases, articles and news updates.
Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) provides up-to-date information regarding this virus on their website, as well as guidance for businesses, schools, healthcare, long-term care, general public, and travelers.
Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency Local emergency management agencies are the backbone of the state’s emergency management system. They provide coordination of local resources and work in partnership with HSEMD to ensure the emergency management and response communities have adequately planned, and are well-equipped, trained, and exercised. FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency has put together a rumor control website to answer #COVID19 questions from National Guard deployment to how much food do we really need to stockpile? Check out https://www.fema.gov/Coronavirus-Rumor-Control for more info.
Jefferson County Public Health: https://www.facebook.com/Jefferson-County-Public-Health-1561800114107492/ provides up-to-date information for Jefferson County.
Jefferson County Health Center: https://www.jeffersoncountyhealthcenter.org/ or call their COVID-19 Hotline available between 7AM and 5PM, 7 days a week, at: 641-469-4180.
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics website provides information and resources regarding COVID-19 preparation and response.
The Center for Disease Control has a dedicated summary of the virus, including symptoms, risk assessment, and preventative measures.