Statement from Brian Hanft, Director of Public Health:
“Iowa now has a total of 38 positive cases of COVID-19, IDPH announced 3/18/2020. According to IDPH, three individuals are residents of Johnson County; two are residents of Polk County; two are residents of Dallas County; one is a resident of Washington County; and one is a resident of Winneshiek County. Today’s message will be focused around increased testing capabilities in Cerro Gordo. Although not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19, MercyOne North Iowa has increased their testing capabilities. If you are experiencing a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, please call the MercyOne Health Line at 641-428-7777. If you have general questions about COVID-19 and not symptomatic, call 641-494-3546, 641-494-3547, or 641-494-3543.
CG Public Health has added another hotline for calls about COVID-19. Those numbers are now: 641-494-3543, 641-494-3546 or 641-494-3547.
Iowa health officials: nine new cases of COVID-19 confirmed; Governor Reynolds press conference today at 3:00 PM on KGLO