The Misson of Monroe County Public Health is to promote, protect and preserve the health and well-being of Monroe County residents through leadership and community collaboration.
Individuals should stay home and isolate if they are experiencing any 1 high-risk symptom or two low risk symptoms related to COVID-19.
High Risk symptoms- New cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell. Low Risk symptoms- Fever, headache, muscle and body aches, fatigue, sore throat, runny nose, congestion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.
Anyone experiencing a high risk symptom or combination of low risk symptoms are advised to seek an evaluation by a healthcare provider.
Everyday prevention practices:
Our best guidance for staying healthy is to avoid groups of people or gatherings and keep your circle of contacts small. Wash your hands for 20 seconds and wash them frequently. Avoid touching your face and cover sneezes and coughs. Practice social distancing consistently. Stay home when you are ill. If ill, call your healthcare provider’s office before visiting to ensure proper precautions and safety for all.
Social distancing is maintaining 6ft of distance or more while at work or out in the community away from your home. Social distancing should be maintained whenever possible when you are spending time with non-household members.
42,000 lives are saved and 20 million cases of disease are prevented for each U.S. birth cohort using the current childhood immunization schedule. Immunizations provided by calling for appointment. 641-932-7191
HFA Affiliate (Health Opportunities for Parents to Experience Success-Healthy Families America Affiliate)
Family support program designed to empower families to become and remain healthy and strong. This program is affiliated with Prevent Child Abuse America. Funding for HOPES comes from 4 Counties for Kids-Early Childhood Iowa, Monroe County Iowa Community Foundation Grant, and Monroe County Public Health.
Homemaker Service Programs
Available for both elderly individuals living in Monroe County and for caregivers of elderly individuals in the county.