Emergency Operations Center 330 W. Second St. Ottumwa, IA 52501
641-814-8333
ema@wapellocounty.org

Building teams and systems for a well prepared community

Wapello County
Emergency Managment Agency

Serving the communities of Agency, Blakesburg, Chillicothe,
Eddyville, Eldon, Kirkville, Ottumwa and Wapello County. 

Wapello Co.  TestIowa 

Please note, do not come into the clinic facility until your scheduled time slot. Due to high volumes, we can no longer be flexible on time slots. 
Thank You for your patience. 


Clinic schedule: 
Wednesday, Dec. 2   12:00p – 7:30p
Friday, Dec. 4   12:00p – 7:30p
Monday, Dec. 7    12:00p – 7:30p
Wednesday, Dec. 9    12:00p – 7:30p
Friday, Dec. 11    12:00p – 7:30p
Monday, Dec. 14    12:00p – 7:30p
Wednesday, Dec. 16    12:00p – 7:30p
Friday, Dec. 18    12:00p – 7:30p
Monday, Dec. 21    12:00p – 7:30p
Tuesday, Dec. 22    12:00p – 7:30p   
Wednesday, Dec. 23   12:00p – 7:30p
Monday, Dec. 28    12:00p – 7:30p
Tuesday, Dec. 29    12:00p – 7:30p
Wednesday, Dec. 30    12:00p – 7:30p 

The QR code generated at registration is REQUIRED. You may bring a print copy or we can scan it from your phone. This is NOT a drive through site, it is a clinic site and you must come inside, however, DO NOT come inside until your scheduled time.  Masks are required and provided if needed. 

Click to schedule an appointment

Note: the online Test Iowa scheduler only looks three days ahead in offering available times slots. 

Wapello County COVID case information

We are now able to offer real-time comprehensive positive case analysis dashboard.
  Click on the link below. For current cases, put mouse pointer on the line on the graph in the dashboard. 


real-time Positive case analysis dashbord
Click here for dashboard

hospitalizations 

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?