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Posted on: March 16, 2020

COVID-19 Information

Stay informed

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 for more info. 

Jefferson County Public Health: provides up-to-date information for Jefferson County.

Jefferson County Health Center: 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.


Business Resources

Social Distancing

Currently a vaccine or drug is not available for COVID-19. Community-based interventions such as school dismissals, event cancellations, social distancing, and creating employee plans to work remotely can help slow the spread of COVID-19. The CDC website has recommendations to slowing the transmission of COVID-19.

Pay your City utilities:

  •  We offer a convenient drop box in the alley on the North side of our building, your payment will go into a safe locked box.
  • You can pay online at or by visiting our website , click on "Pay Bills" and follow instructions to pay with a credit / debit card (additional processing charges will apply).
  • You may sign up for automatic payment from your check or savings account, the payment is withdrawn on your remittance date. You will need to provide us with a voided check or a letter from your bank on their letterhead stating the routing and account number, along with a signed form from our office. There is no additional processing charge for this service.

City Council meetings:

              The City of Fairfield will continue to hold City Council meetings which are open to the public; however, under the extreme circumstances we are requesting public to join us via live stream at .

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