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

Your source for COVID-19 response in Wapello County

Testing in Ottumwa is currently scheduled for Monday, June 1 – Friday, June 12 from 8am to 6pm at Evans Middle School, excluding weekends. Enter the west parking lot from Chester Ave.   
Want to be tested? Click on the green box to get your access code. 

Wapello County COVID cases

The most reliable information on known cases in Wapello County as verified by Wapello County Public Health.
Numbers released by IDPH and Governor’s office are preliminary until locally verified.
Effective June 1, cases will not be updated on weekends. Follow ups with providers to verify information is very difficult outside the normal business day. We take pride in our process of validating information to be accurate and reliable.    


total cases to date 

cases recovered

Recovery rate

Child 0 – 17

Adult 18 – 40 

Middle Age 41 – 60

Older adult 61 -80

Elderly 81 +

DEATHS

hospitalizations 

latest update

Our local clinics are    
just a phone call away   

Dont hesistate to call with questions  
regarding COVID19 or any other
health concern.
If you are experiencing severe symptoms, call 911
 

HEAR FROM YOUR LOCAL LEADERSHIP

Conversations on how COVID19 is affecting our communities. Hear from local officials, healthcare providers and others working on the frontline response to COVID19 in Wapello County. 

THURSDAY TALKING POINTS

Each Thursday at 6 pm, Wapello County EMA has a panel of local leaders that discusses the most recent pressing issues facing our communities regarding COVID19. These discussions are archived on our YouTube channel. Note: these weekly public addresses ended May 21st. All of them are archived on the You Tube channel. 

EMA You Tube channel
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 Symptom Checker

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 Cough and Shortness of Breath, Fever, Chills, Muscle Pain, Sore Throat or New Loss of Taste or Smell. 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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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.

Want to help?  Make masks and gowns at home!           

GET THE PLANS

What does the Wapello County Emergency Management do?

LATEST UPDATES

Wapello County Emergency Management Agency is your source for reliable, up-to-date information.  Our mission extends beyond pandemic level coordination.  We are here to serve our local community with relevant information so you can keep your family out of harms way. Check in often as new resources and news are added. 

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NO PROVIDER? NO PROBLEM!

If you are sick and are concerned about insurance, give any one of these clinics a call today if you have symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, shortness of breath)

All Ages Pediatric (641) 682-5437
Easy Care Walk-In Clinic (641) 684-3200
Eddyville Clinic (641) 969-5212
Get Well Clinic (641) 682-0098
Mercy Clinic (641) 683-0800
Ottumwa Walk-In Clinic (641) 684-2551
Pediatric Associates (641) 682-5451
Pella Clinic (641) 455-5200
River Hills Community Health Center (641) 683-5773
Veteran’s Affairs Clinic (641) 683-4300