Sheldon, Iowa

COVID-19 Information for Sheldon, Iowa

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alert If you have symptoms or think you may have coronavirus, local health professionals advise that you DO NOT go to the clinic, ER, or hospital. Instead call 211 and they will give you instructions of what to do. 211 is a free, confidential referral and information helpline and website that connects people of all ages and from all communities to the essential health and human services they need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 211 can be accessed by phone or computer.

Current Number of COVID-19 Cases in O'Brien County- 2

Current Number of COVID-19 Cases in Sioux County- 4

Sanford Sheldon COVID-19 Video

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Here are a few options regarding community education on COVID-19.

• Call 211 for more information or call Sanford Sheldon Clinic for more information (324-5356). For your safety and the safety of others, if you think you have COVID-19, you must call your Sanford Health provider prior to presenting to the clinic.
• The best way to prevent COVID-19 is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Stay home, limit your family’s movement in the community. If you must go out – practice safe distancing (6’ feet).
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaner

Latest Updates

Additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, additional deaths confirmed
Wed, 04/01/2020 - 11:05
DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 52 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 549 positive cases. According to IDPH, 2 additional deaths were reported; one elderly adult (81+) in Polk County, and one elderly adult (81+) in Washington County. There have been a total of 7,304 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.

According to IDPH, the locations and age ranges of the 52 individuals include:

Cerro Gordo County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Clayton County, 1 elderly adult (81+)
Clinton County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Dallas County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Des Moines County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Dubuque County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Harrison County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Henry County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Iowa County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Jasper County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Johnson County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Linn County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 2 middle-age adults (41-60 years)
Madison County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Mitchell County, 2 middle-age adults (41-60 years)
Muscatine County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
O’Brien County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Polk County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 3 older adults (61-80 years), 1 elderly (81+)
Pottawattamie County, 1 child (0-17 years)
Poweshiek County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Scott County, 2 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 adult (18-40 years)
Story County, 2 older adults (61-80 years)
Tama County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)
Van Buren County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Warren County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Washington County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 5 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years), 1 elderly adult (81+)

April 1, 2020

A second case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in O’Brien County.
• We are working closely with the Iowa Department of Public Health and the CDC, as well as local public and private partners to respond to and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
o It is important for residents to make prevention a priority.


A case of COVID-19 has/have been confirmed in O’Brien County.
• We are working closely with the Iowa Department of Public Health and the CDC, as well as local public and private partners to respond to and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
o Although this may be the county’s first case, it may not be the last, so it’s important for residents to make prevention a priority.
? Practice social distancing.
• Stay away from gatherings of people.
• Maintain a 6-foot distance between yourself and others.
? Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20-seconds each time.
? Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or elbow/upper arm.
? Stay home when ill – even mildly ill.

• About 80% of Iowans infected with COVID-19 will experience only mild to moderate illness.
o People who are mildly to moderately ill DO NOT need to be tested to confirm they have COVID-19.
o People who are mildly to moderately ill DO NOT need to see their healthcare provider.
? If they feel they need to see a health care provider, they should CALL before going into the office. The healthcare provider may have special instructions for their visit.
o Even people who are mildly to moderately ill need to stay home and isolate themselves from others in their house until:
? They have had no fever for at least 72 hours (three full days of no fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers)
AND
? Other symptoms have improved (for example, their cough or shortness of breath have improved)
AND
? At least 7 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared.

Everyone can do his or her part to help respond to COVID-19.
• Every-day prevention methods are very important:
o Wash your hands frequently.
o Stay home if you are ill.
o Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue.

• Perform routine cleaning.
o Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces (e.g., doorknobs, light switches, countertops) with the cleaners typically used. Use all cleaning products according to the directions on the label.

Contact Information: O’Brien County Public Health
Phone: 712-957-0105

 

Additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, additional death confirmed
Tue, 03/31/2020 - 12:30
DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 73 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 497 positive cases. One death was reported in Muscatine County, a middle-aged (41-60) resident. There have been a total of 6,888 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.

According to IDPH, the locations and age ranges of the 73 individuals include:

Black Hawk County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Cedar County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years)
Clay County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Clinton County, 2 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Dallas County, 4 adults (18-40 years)
Harrison County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years)
Iowa County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Jasper County, 1 elderly adult (81+)
Johnson County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle-age (41-60 years)
Jones County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle age (41-60 years)
Keokuk County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Linn County, 3 adults (18-40 years), 7 middle age adults (41-60 years), 7 older adults (61-80 years), 2 elderly (81+)
Marshall County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Muscatine County, 2 middle-age (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Polk County, 1 child (0-17), 5 adults (18-40 years), 3 middle age adults (41-60 years), 4 older adult (61-80 years), 2 elderly (81+)
Pottawattamie County, 1 middle-age (41-60 years)
Scott County, 2 middle-age (41-60 years)
Sioux County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Tama County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Warren County, 2 middle-age (41-60 years)
Washington County, 3 adults (18-40 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years), 1 elderly (81+)

Additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, Reynolds to hold press conference today
Mon, 03/30/2020 - 11:15
DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 88 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 424 positive cases. There have been a total of 6,162 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.

According to IDPH, two Iowans with COVID-19 passed away last night, one elderly adult (81+) of Linn County, one elderly adult (81+) of Washington County.

According to IDPH, the locations and age ranges of the 88 individuals include:

Audubon County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Benton County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years), 1 elderly adult (81+)
Cedar County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Cerro Gordo County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
Clinton County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
Crawford County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Dallas County, 3 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
Dubuque County, 3 middle-aged adults (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years),
Guthrie County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
Iowa County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Jackson County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Jasper County, 1 elderly adult (81+)
Johnson County, 2 middle-aged adults (41-60 years), 3 older adults (61-80 years)
Jones County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Linn County, 9 adults (18-40 years), 8 middle-aged adults (41-60 years), 6 older adults (61-80 years), 6 elderly adults (81+)
Monona County, 1 child (0-17 years), 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Muscatine County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)
Polk County, 2 children (0-17 years), 2 adults (18-40 years), 6 middle-aged adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Scott County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 2 middle-aged adults (41-60 years), 3 older adults (61-80 years)
Shelby County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Tama County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Van Buren County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Washington County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 3 middle-aged adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)

 

President Trump Extends Social Distancing through April 30- March 29

 

Additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, additional death confirmed
Sun, 03/29/2020 - 11:55
DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 38 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 336 positive cases. There have been a total of 5,013 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.

According to IDPH, one Iowan with COVID-19 passed away last night, an older adult (61-80 years) from Linn County.

According to IDPH, the locations and age ranges of the 38 individuals include:

Cedar County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Cerro Gordo County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
Dallas County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Dubuque County, 1 child (0-17 years), 2 middle-aged adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Henry County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Iowa County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
Jasper County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Johnson County, 2 adults (18-40), 2 middle-aged adults (41-60 years)
Linn County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 3 middle-aged adults (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)
Marshall County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
Polk County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 2 middle-aged adults (41-60 years) 5 older adults (61-80 years),1 elderly adult (81+)
Tama County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Washington County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years), 1 elderly adult (81+)
Winneshiek County 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
Woodbury County, 1 adult (18-40 years)

 

Additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa
Sat, 03/28/2020 - 11:00
DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 64 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 298 positive cases (a previously identified positive case in Black Hawk County is not from Iowa). There have been a total of 4,375 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.

According to IDPH, the locations and age ranges of the 64 individuals include:

Benton County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Boone County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Buchanan County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Cedar County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Cerro Gordo County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Dallas County, 4 adults (18-40 years), 2 middle-aged (41-60 years)
Dubuque County, 1 middle-aged (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years), 1 elderly adult (81+)
Fayette County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Harrison County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
Jasper County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Johnson County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Keokuk County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Linn County, 6 adults (18-40 years), 5 middle-aged adults (41-60 years), 3 older adults (61-80 years)
Marshall County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 3 middle-aged adults (41-60 years)
Muscatine County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 2 middle-aged adults (41-60 years)
Polk County, 4 adults (18-40 years), 4 middle-aged (41-60 years), 3 older adults (61-80 years), 1 elderly adult (81+)
Poweshiek County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Scott County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Shelby County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Tama County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Taylor County, 1 adult (18-40 years)

 

Additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, 2 additional deaths confirmed, Reynolds holds press conference today
Fri, 03/27/2020 - 11:15
DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 56 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 235 positive cases. There have been a total of 3,740 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.

According to IDPH, two Iowans with COVID-19 passed away last night, one elderly adult (81+ years) from Poweshiek County and one older adult (61-80 years) from Allamakee County. This brings the total COVID-19 deaths in Iowa to three.

According to IDPH, the locations and age ranges of the 56 individuals include:

Benton County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Black Hawk County, 2 middle-age adults (41-60 years)
Butler County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Cedar County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Cerro Gordo County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Clinton County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Dallas County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 elderly adult (81+)
Dickinson County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Dubuque County, 2 middle-age adults (41-60 years)
Hardin County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Harrison County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 3 older adults (61-80 years)
Henry County, 1 elderly adult (81+)
Iowa County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Johnson County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 5 middle-age (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)
Linn County, 3 adults (18-40 years), 7 older adults (61-80 years)
Mahaska County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Monona County, 1 elderly adult (81+)
Marshall County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Montgomery County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Muscatine County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Page County, 1 older (61-80 years)
Polk County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)
Tama County, 1 elderly adult (81+)
Washington County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)
Webster County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Winneshiek County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Woodbury County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Wright County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)

 

Here are the changes Reynolds outlined Thursday as part of the expanded Public Health Disaster Emergency Proclamation: March 26, 2020
• All existing closures, including restaurants and bar closures, were extended an additional week to April 7. That is effective as of 10 p.m. Thursday.
• She also ordered the closure of additional retail — book stores; clothing and shoe stores; jewelry stores; luggage stores; cosmetic, perfume and beauty supply stores; furniture stores; florists and home furnishing stores.
• Starting at 5 p.m. Friday and "through the duration of this disaster," all non-essential and elective surgeries that can be delayed without "undue risk to patients" are suspended. Also, all elective dental procedures including hygienic, orthodontic or cosmetic procedures are suspended. Emergency procedures are allowed still.
• Reynolds also ordered that "healthcare insurance companies shall reimburse healthcare providers for telehealth visits at the same rate as in-person visits." She hopes that encourages patients to use telehealth more to screen and treat the virus.
• Lastly, Reynolds ordered that healthcare facilities, including nursing homes, "to engage in enhanced staff health screenings." More information can be found: Here

Additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, Reynolds to hold press conference today
Thu, 03/26/2020 - 11:55
DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 34 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 179 positive cases. There have been a total of 2,975 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.

According to IDPH, the locations and age ranges of the 34 individuals include:

Appanoose County, 1 elderly adult (81+)
Black Hawk County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Cedar County, 1 middle-age (41-60 years), 1 older (61-80 years), 1 elderly (81+)
Clayton County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Des Moines County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Jasper County, 1 elderly (81+)
Johnson County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 4 middle-aged adults (41-60 years), 1 older (61-80 years)
Linn County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 3 middle-aged adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Mahaska County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Monona County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Page County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
Polk County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 2 middle-aged (41-60 years), 1 older (61-80 years)
Pottawattamie County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
Scott County, 1 elderly (81+), 3 middle-aged (41-60 years)
Sioux County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Washington County, 2 older adults (61-80 years)

Iowa’s Disaster Declaration approved by President Trump
Wed, 03/25/2020 - 12:25
DES MOINES - Gov. Kim Reynolds received notification last night that President Trump has approved her request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for COVID-19, removing a $5 million cap on federal funds as well as making available the Community Disaster Loan program.

“I want to thank President Trump for his quick response in approving Iowa’s disaster declaration because it will open up federal resources to Iowa as we combat the spread of COVID-19,” said Gov. Reynolds. “This outbreak is an unprecedented crisis for the entire nation and it’s going to take a whole-of-government approach to limit the spread of the virus and provide economic relief to all of those impacted.”

The declaration provides assistance for work and services to save lives and protect property, to include emergency protective measures.

Gov. Reynolds had also requested activation of the federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance and Crisis Counseling programs and statewide Hazard Mitigation Assistance funding. Those portions of her request are still under consideration.

 

Additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, Reynolds to hold press conference today at 2:30 pm
Wed, 03/25/2020 - 10:55 DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 21 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 145 positive cases. There have been a total of 2,578 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.

According to IDPH, the locations and age ranges of the 21 individuals include:

Allamakee County 1 middle-aged adults (41-60 years)
Benton County, 2 middle-aged adults (41-60 years)
Hancock County, 1 middle-aged adults (41-60 years)
Johnson County, 4 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Linn County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
Muscatine County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Polk County, 3 older adults (61-80 years)
Poweshiek County, 2 older adults (61-80 years)
Scott County, 2 middle-aged (41-60 years)
Washington County, 2 adults (18-40 years)

First COVID-19 Death in Iowa. March 24, 2020.

The individual was an older adult, 61-80 years of age, and a resident of Dubuque County. Press conference will be had on March 25, at 2:30 pm by Gov. Reynolds. 

 

Additional COVID-19 Cases in Iowa, Reynolds to hold Press Conference Today Tue, 03/24/2020 - 10:55
DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 19 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 124 positive cases. There have been a total of 2,315 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.

According to IDPH, the locations and age ranges of the 19 individuals include:

Black Hawk, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
Buchanan County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
Cedar County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Dallas County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
Jasper County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Johnson County, 1 middle-aged adult, 1 older adult
Muscatine County, 2 older adults (61-80)
Polk County, 3 adults, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Poweshiek County 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Story County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Tama County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
Warren County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Washington County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)

 

3/23 Press Conference-
Governor Reynolds, along with IEDA and IWD announced additional funding available for small businesses relief in Iowa. $5,000-$25,000 is available for businesses having between 2-25 employees. That Iowa Small Business Relief Fund application will be available on Iowa Economic Development's website starting tomorrow.

Application deadline is Tuesday, March 31, at 12 p.m.

https://www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/


Governor Gov. Reynolds announced a new COVID-19 Website:

  https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 15 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 105 positive cases in 25 counties. There have been 2,043 negative tests. 7 People are currently hospitalized in Iowa with COVID-19.

Additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, Reynolds to hold press conference today
Mon, 03/23/2020 - 10:55


DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 15 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 105 positive cases. There have been a total of 2,043 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.

According to IDPH, the locations and age ranges of the 15 individuals include:

Allamakee County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Dubuque County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Hancock County, 2 older adults (61-80 years)
Johnson County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)
Linn County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
Muscatine County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
Polk County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
Wapello County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Woodbury County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)

Sunday, March 22

DES MOINES - Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration. The proclamation includes additional mandatory closures, relaxes certain restrictions to promote additional social distancing and provides regulatory relief to Iowa health care industries, among other actions outlined in the proclamation below.

The proclamation closes the following from Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March, 31st, 2020: Salons, medical spas, barbershops, tattoo establishments, tanning facilities, massage therapy establishments, and swimming pools.

To assist Iowans further, it suspends all foreclosures on residential, commercial, and agricultural real property.

The proclamation also provides professional licensing relief to remove barriers who want to step up and serve in medical professions and to prevent the expiration of professional licenses during the disaster.

To promote further social distancing, the declaration suspends in-person requirements for various activities.

Read the full text of the proclamation below, or click  https://governor.iowa.gov/press-release/gov-reynolds-signs-new-proclamation-continuing-state-public-health-emergency

 

A dditional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, Reynolds to Hold Press Conference Today
Sun, 03/22/2020 - 11:10


DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 22 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 90 positive cases. There have been 1,215 negative tests conducted at the State Hygienic Lab to date.

According to IDPH, the locations and age ranges of the 22 individuals include:

Cerro Gordo County, 2 adults (18-40 years)
Dallas County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Dubuque County, 2 middle-aged adults (41-60 years)
Harrison County, 2 older adults (61-80 years)
Johnson County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle-aged (41-60 years), 2 older (61-80 years)
Kossuth County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Linn County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years)
Poweshiek County, 1 elderly adult (81 years or older)
Scott County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
Sioux County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Tama County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
Washington County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
Woodbury County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
A status report of monitoring and testing of COVID19 in Iowa is provided by IDPH and can be found here. In addition, a public hotline has been established for Iowans with questions about COVID-19. The line is available 24/7 by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431. The state of Iowa will begin sharing the number of negative tests conducted at outside labs soon.

Iowans who have traveled recently for business or spring break vacations, whether internationally or domestically outside of Iowa, should strongly consider self-isolating for 14 days. This will support Iowa's ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and limit the introduction of the virus from other points of travel.

Iowa has implemented many provisions to emphasize social distancing, and self-isolation after travel is another measure we can take to slow the spread of the virus and avoid quickly overburdening our healthcare system.


Gov. Reynolds will hold a press conference today at 2:30 p.m. The press conference will be livestreamed and posted in full on Governor Reynolds’ Facebook Page.


Sunday, March 22- 11:00am

First confirmed case of COVID-19 in Sioux County, according to the Iowa Department of Health. The individual is in isolation. 

Confirmed cases O'Brien County - 0

Confirmed cases Sioux County -1 


Sunday March 22- 11:00 am

The O'Brien County EMA has created a facebook page to share information 

Saturday, March 21, 2020- 4:00 pm

Essential Child Care Assistance

Access to child care for essential employees is a high priority. Please have any essential employee who need child care contact Child Care Resource and Referral for personalized assistance:

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Talk to a Parent Referral Specialist: 855-244-5301
Email our Parent Referral team: childcare@caeiowa.org
Parent information can be accessed:  https://iowaccrr.org/families/

Child Care Resource and Referral are dedicated to contacting all child care businesses and keeping our database as current as possible for openings. We are also available to help address any other child care concerns your county may be experiencing. Please contact us if we can be of assistance to your local planning.  https://iowaccrr.org/staff/

 

 


Satuday, March 21, 2020- 3:30 pm

Financial Assistance Available to Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a disaster declaration for the state of Iowa as of January 31, 2020 and continuing. The declaration allows pandemic-impacted small businesses to apply for low-interest support loans. The declaration comes after Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds submitted a federal funding request via the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.

Find more information with this  Link

Applications can be made via the SBA’s website.


Saturday, March 21, 2020

12:20 pm

Addiotonal COVID-19 cases in Iowa: Gov. Reynolds, IDPH recommend self isolation for those who traveled out of state. Read more with the following  Link

Gov. Reynolds will hold a press conference on Sun., March 22 at 2:30 p.m. The press conference will be live-streamed and posted in full on Governor Reynolds’ Facebook Page.

23 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 68 positive cases. To date, there have been 1,049 negative tests conducted at the State Hygienic Lab.

According to IDPH, the locations and age ranges of the 23 individuals include:

Allamakee County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Black Hawk County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years), 1 elderly (81 years or older)
Dubuque County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Fayette County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Henry County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Johnson County, 3 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle age adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Linn County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle age adult (41-60 years)
Muscatine County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years)
Polk County, 2 middle age adults (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)
Pottawattamie County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years)
Story County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Washington County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years)

Friday, March 20, 2020

Be on the on the lookout for fraud relating to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

Click to see full  Public Health Proclamation

Last updated: Friday, March 20, 2020, 10:00 AM

Gov. Reynolds has issued an additional State Public Health Emergency Declaration effective immediately providing additional regulatory relief to Iowans impacted by COVID-19. Gov. Reynolds will hold a press conference at 2:00 pm today.

The following link will direct you to the new press release when releasedPress Release Link

 

 

Donations of Personal Protection Products Needed

If you are able to donate personal protection products, please follow this link for more information on how to donate.  Donations Needed

 

 

Last updated: Thursday, March 19, 2020, 3:00 PM

There are currently 0 confirmed cases of coronavirus in O’Brien County.
There are currently 0 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Sioux County.

Statewide recommendations/requirements:

Gov. Reynolds issued a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency. The state of Iowa is recommending the following:

  • All schools close for 30 days (as of 3/15/20).
  • No group gatherings of more than 10 people.
  • All recreational centers, movie theatres, and bars are closed.
  • Restaurants may serve the public through drive-thru or carry out only.

Local services

Sheldon Community Services Center (City Hall) at 416 9th Street is currently open by appointment only.
Sheldon Hy-Vee temporary stores hours: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm (7:00-8:00 AM is reserved for the elderly, expectant mothers, and those at higher risk because of compromised immune systems.)
Sheldon Fareway temporary hours: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm (8:00-9:00 AM is reserved for the elderly, expectant mothers, and those at higher risk because of compromised immune systems.) 
Sheldon Public Library is closed. They will be providing outside pickup of requested materials. Please 712-324-2442 to order Library materials.

For a complete list of businesses, their hours of opperation, and services offered during this time, click here  Business Updates


Lunch for children

Sheldon Community School district is providing free lunches to children up to age 18. This will run  Monday through Friday from 11:30-12:30. Students can pick up the meals at any of the following locations:

  • Sheldon United Methodist Church (506 8th Street)
  • First Reformed Church (1101 7th Street)
  • Love INC (611 Park Row)
  • Larry Christian’s workshop (410 Pine Street)
  • St. Patrick’s Catholic School (1020 4th Avenue)

Other area locations:

  • Ashton Library - 3029 3rd Street – use handicap accessible door
  • Archer Reformed Church - 210 Locust Street – entrance at kitchen-side door in alley
  • Matlock Fire Station - Main Street