Wapello County
Emergency Managment

Building teams and systems for a well prepared community

Wapello County COVID cases

COVID19 cases reported and verified by Wapello County Public Health.
Cases are not updated on weekends. Serology tests are not counted. 

latest update

Active cases

hospitalizations 

total cases to date 

cases recovered

Child 0 – 17

Adult 18 – 40 

Middle Age 41 – 60

Older adult 61 -80

Elderly 81+

DEATHS

COVID-19 Resources and Information

COMMUNITY EVENT PLANNING

As communities begin to plan and hold events and gatherings, the CDC offers the following considerations for enhancing protection of individuals and communities and preventing spread of COVID-19.

REOPENING GUIDANCE

Iowa Department of Public Health has put together some guidance for you to reopen safely.  This guidance includes business owners, direct client services, baseball/softball teams, childcare services and more.

HEALTH RESOURCES

Learn what you can do to keep yourself and your family safe from COVID-19, what to do if you are sick, and when it is safe to return to work.

Visit our COVID-19 page to learn more.

PROCLAMATIONS

Read Governor Kim Reynold’s latest proclamation to answer questions on reopening and for which businesses can and cannot operate.

Photo credit: Des Moines Register

LOCAL FOOD RESOURCES

The Wapello County Emergency Management Agency has put together a list of local food resources to help you and your family this summer. 
Photo credit: Blessings Soup Kitchen Facebook Group

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you have questions about volunteering, mental health, education, rumors and scams or unemployment?

 Visit this list of Frequently Asked Questions. 

Our local clinics are    
just a phone call away   

Call with questions  
regarding COVID-19 or any other health concern.

If you are experiencing severe symptoms, call 911
 

KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR

CDC SYMPTOM CHECKER

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
Fever or chills
Cough
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fatigue
Muscle or body aches
Headache
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Diarrhea

Go to CDC Symptom Checker
EMERGENCY WARNING SIGNS

Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately

Trouble breathing
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
New confusion
Inability to wake or stay awake
Bluish lips or face

This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.


Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.

COVID-19 IN THE WORKPLACE

EMPLOYERS

Learn more about what you can do to protect yourself, your community and your employees.  Also, determine what resources are available to you to help you bounce back quickly from this crisis.

EMPLOYEES

Review what you should do if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, what needs to happen in order for you to return to work and some resources that are available to you if you are experiencing a layoff. 

HEALTHCARE WORKERS

You are on the front line of the fight against COVID-19.  The Center for Disease Control has specific instructions for you to stay safe and keep your patients and workplace safe. Click to learn more about these recommendations.

What does the Wapello County Emergency Management do?