Emergency Operations Center, 330 W. Second St., Ottumwa, IA
641-814-8333

Your source for COVID-19 response in Wapello County

SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19

 Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

Look out for Temperature, Cough and Shortness of Breath. Learn more about what to do if you have symptoms of COVID-19.

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SELF CARE AT HOME

Most people who get sick with COVID-19 will have only mild illness and should recover at home. Care at home can help stop the spread of COVID-19 and help protect people who are at risk for getting seriously ill from COVID-19.

Learn what you can do to stop the spread of COVID-19 and what to do if you are caring for someone who is sick.

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LATEST NEWS

Stay up to date with the most reliable information in Wapello County. The Emergency Management Agency is here to relay National and State Level recommendations to keep you and your family safe during emergencies and beyond.

THURSDAY TALKING POINTS

It’s up to all of us to slow the spread of COVID-19. Everyone, including young and healthy people, should avoid large gatherings during this time. Stay up-to-date with public health guidelines from cdc.gov.

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PRESS RELEASE

At 1:41 p.m., Friday, March 27, 2020, a local Wapello County business has reported a positive case of COVID-19 to Wapello County officials. The individual, who does not live in Wapello County, is receiving appropriate medical care.

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CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 The Ottumwa City Council regular meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Special Meetings are usually held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. or other dates as called. 

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CDC SYMPTOM CHECKER

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.  Symptoms include Fever, Cough and Shortness of breath. 

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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. 

ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL

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.

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