COVID-19 Resource Site
It's an understatement to say that COVID-19 is on all our minds. It is part of all news reports and conversations that we have with our family, friends, and co-workers. Our concerns about the virus are valid, but those concerns should motivate us to be prepared rather than frightened.
With the goal of pre-emptive preparation, a community Incident Command Task Force, led by Clarke County Hospital, was activated on March 2nd, 2020. The Incident Command Task Force has met virtually on a weekly basis, assessing and developing action steps that address the pandemic's evolving environment and the resulting health of south-central Iowa.
Following guidance from the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), as well as internal policies and procedures from the organizations involved, the plan addresses:
Communication and Education
Infection Prevention & Control
Emergency Services Safety & Support
Supply Chain Logistics
The COVID-19 situation is fluid, and the Task Force's preparation is adjusted accordingly as new information is received. We want to assure you that the health, safety, and public welfare entities involved in the Task Force are in constant contact with State Health Department officials and are using the information given to us to best address the current and future situation of the pandemic and how it affects the health of our community.
Clarke County Hospital Developed this resource site to provide accurate and up to date resources that provide needed information and education to community members. Many media outlets, social media sites, and individuals have created panic within some segments of our population through the spread of misinformation and rumors. We all recognize that COVID-19 is a health threat throughout the world. However, preparation and the implementation of proper prevention criteria and the institution of a patient-friendly immunization process will go far in controlling the spread of COVID-19 in Clarke County.