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In the meantime, there are things all Winneshiek County  residents can do to help prevent the spread of all viruses, including influenza and COVID-19:

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your upper arm/elbow
  • Clean your hands frequently with soap and water
  • Contain germs by staying home when ill
  • Maintain 6 feet between you and others
  • Hang with your homies–those people who live in your home with you
  • Wear a mask when out in public especially when you cannot maintain the 6 foot distance, such as in grocery stores or other stores to get your essentials and supplies

Symptoms of the COVID-19 in people who have been exposed can include fever, cough and shortness of breath. We are also seeing people experiencing an upset stomach, nausea and diarrhea.  Each person’s symptoms are very different and so it is very important to pay attention to your body and note any changes.  The symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure.

For more information about novel coronavirus, visit 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.

You can also follow IDPH on Facebook (@IowaDepartmentofPublicHealth) and Twitter (@IAPublicHealth.

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