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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update


COVID RECOVERY IOWA

COVID Recovery Iowa offers free virtual counseling and assistance for all Iowans affected by COVID‑19.

Anxiety. Loneliness. Anger. Sense of loss. All of these feelings are normal. And the pandemic doesn’t affect everyone the same way. You may feel fine and confident one day and overwhelmed the next. Your family members may feel things differently – and at different times – than you. That’s why COVID Recovery Iowa offers a listening ear. For more information click here.

Federal Communications Commission in Washington, DC

Spread the word, share this email with your communities, family, and friends. 

Today is the day to begin applying for the $50 off monthly internet bill as part of the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program to keep people connected during the pandemic. 

What is the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program & How Does It Work? 

English | https://youtu.be/G-TaMzKJRg4

En Español | https://youtu.be/M0WIN-4i_1A

American Sign Language | https://youtu.be/ERrCGJlsFzw

Do You Qualify? | https://getemergencybroadband.org/do-i-qualify/

Apply Now | https://www.checklifeline.org/lifeline/

Vaccinate Iowa

Protect your health. Get the COVID-19 vaccine. For more information on the vaccine and to find a provider click here.

World Health Organization

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic information

Iowa Department of Public Health

To see the latest COVID-19 Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC is responding to the novel coronavirus outbreak

Iowa League of Cities

The Iowa League of Cities has put together a list of resources relating to coronavirus from a variety of state and national sources.

Test Iowa

TestIowa is here to help more Iowans get tested for the coronavirus and to limit its spread. The process for TestIowa is free and works in three steps:

Assess. Answer some questions online about yourself and your health at this website https://www.testiowa.com/. The questions are available in English and Spanish.

Test. If testing is needed, you will be scheduled for a free drive-through test. You will receive the date, time, location, and instructions.

Track. If you test positive for the virus, you will be asked to answer more questions to help prevent spreading the virus. You may be asked where you have traveled recently and who you have been in contact with.

Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance

Federal, national, state, and local programs have been created to help businesses recover from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Iowa Workforce Development - Unemployment Insurance Extension Under CARES Act

The Government Support Index 2020 is a comprehensive, searchable database of federal funding programs. The database is now updated with the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act information.

To access this information click here

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Employee Rights and Stimulus Bill for Small Businesses


Please click here to see attached Families First Coronavirus Response Act poster regarding paid sick leave and requirements.

New Federal Stimulus Bill Includes Assistance for Small Businesses - Forgivable Loans Among New Benefits: Click here to view.

Linn County Community Services - Core Services organizes and participates in many community human services activities and collaborations. Please click here to learn more.


What We’re Currently Doing


  • Implementing additional cleaning strategies throughout the building
  • Seeking out proper cleaning supplies and personal hygiene products to keep our supplies stocked
  • Encouraging staff, volunteers and patrons to stay home if they are sick


What You Can Do to Help


  • If you have a fever and are sick, please stay home
  • Wash your hands after touching our materials or public computers or surfaces
  • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth or nose
  • Practice social distancing, trying to keep 6 feet between yourself and another person
  • Take advantage of our Digital Resources while practicing social distancing
  • Use trusted sources for information and updates on the virus such as the World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control and the Iowa Department of Public Health