Summary of Enhanced Public Health Measures
(Effective Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 12:01 a.m. until Thursday, Dec. 10 at 11:59 p.m.)
Mask Use: Indoor spaces open to the public & State executive branch buildings
· Masks required when individuals are within 6 feet of one another for 15 minutes or longer with certain exceptions.
Gathering Restrictions:Social, community, business, or leisure gatherings
· No more than 15 people indoors and 30 people outdoors
· These restrictions apply to wedding receptions, family gatherings, conventions, and other nonessential gatherings but do notapply to gatherings that occur during the ordinary course of business or government.
Sporting and Recreational Events: Youth and adult group sporting and recreational gathering are prohibited except for high school, college, and professional sports.
High School Sports & Extracurriculars: Sporting, recreational, and extracurricular events
· Only two spectators permitted for each high school athlete, performer or competitor, and must wear a mask and maintain 6 feet distance from other spectators
· Students can be closer than six feet and are not required to wear masks
Restaurants and Bars: Restaurant or bar, including a wedding reception venue, winery, brewery, distillery, country club, or other social or fraternal club
· Closed to in-person services at 10:00pm
· No bar seating
· Masks required when not seated (while playing games, dancing, etc.)
· Six feet distancing between groups
· Groups limited to 8 people unless larger group is all same household
· Seated when eating or drinking and limit congregating
Fitness Centers: Fitness centers, health clubs, health spas, gyms
· Group fitness activities are prohibited
Casinos & Gaming Facilities: Masks required except when seated to eat or drink.
Closer/Prolonged Contact Establishments: Bowling alleys, pool halls, bingo halls, arcades, indoor playgrounds, children’s play centers
· Closed to in-person services at 10:00pm
· Mask required when not seated to eat or drink
· Ensure that groups and individuals are six feet apart at establishment
· Groups limited to eight people unless larger group is all same household
Nonessential/elective surgeries: A hospital must reduce its in-patient nonessential surgeries to a level to ensure it is use at least 50% fewer beds than it did on average during September 2020.
The Cedar County Transfer Station is open. Operating hours are as follows:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00pm
Thursday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month – 8:00am – 2:00pm
Payment for transfer station services must be made via cash or check, and all transactions will be completed through the window to allow for social distancing. There will be no public access to the office. The hours may be expanded as demand warrants. For more information, please call the Transfer station at 563-886-6437.
Please see the updated CDC guidance summarized below:
Persons who think or know they have COVID-19 and have symptoms should isolate until:
§ At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
§ At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication and
§ Symptoms have improved
Persons who test positive for COVID-19 and do not have symptoms should isolate until:
§ 10 days have passed since test
CDC discourages using the test-based strategy except as described below
People with severe, advanced immunosuppression should isolate until:
Previously diagnosed with COVID-19 have since recovered and remain asymptomatic:
· Retesting isNOT recommended within three months after the date of symptom onset (or date of test if asymptomatic persons) for the initial COVID-19 infection
· Quarantine is NOT recommended in the event of close contact with an infected person during the three month time period, as long as the previously diagnosed person remains asymptomatic (i.e., has not developed symptoms of a new illness)
In persons who develop new symptoms consistent with COVID-19 during the 3 months after the date of initial symptom onset (if an alternative etiology cannot be identified by a provider) they should be clinically evaluated as appropriate and re-testing should be considered if there is not an alternative diagnosis.
o The symptomatic person should be isolated again, if symptoms developed within 14 days after close contact with a new COVID case.
· If your symptoms worsen and you feel the need to see a medical provider, please call them first to determine the treatment plan and visit method that are best for you.
For the most current information on COVID-19, please visit: https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirusor https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
World Health Organization:
Iowa Department of Public Health https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus
Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management: https://www.homelandsecurity.iowa.gov/index.html
Office of the Governor of Iowa: https://governor.iowa.gov/
Iowa Workforce Development
Cedar County Public Health: https://cedarcounty.org/offices/publichealth/index.htm
Cedar County Emergency Management:
Cedar County: https://cedarcounty.org/
While the current COVID-19 crisis has brought out the best in people, the situation has also brought out the worst in some people. We are hearing some disturbing reports of utility scams throughout the state. If you are called by someone offering help that's too good to be true, hang up and call the utility directly. Use an Internet search to find the phone number for your utility provider; do not rely on a phone number given to you by the caller. For more tips and information, visit the Iowa Utilities Board's website at https://iub.iowa.gov/…/beware-utility-scams-during-covid-19…
May 11, 2020 - Safeguard Iowa Partnership has released information for businesses reopening after COVID-19 related closures. That document can be found at http://www.safeguardiowa.org/resources/Documents/BRP%2005072020.pdf
Cedar County is providing a bi-monthly newsletter regarding the COVID-19 pandemic to all of its residents. Printed copies are provided to all local gas station, grocery stores and post offices.
COVID-19 Cedar County newsletter Vol1 Issue1 (pdf)Download
County COVID19 Newsletter issue2 (pdf)Download
County COVID19 Newsletter issue3 (pdf)Download
County COVID19 Newsletter issue4 (pdf)Download
County COVID19 Newsletter issue5.docx (pdf)Download
County COVID19 Newsletter issue6 (pdf)Download
County COVID19 Newsletter issue7 (pdf)Download
County COVID19 Newsletter issue8 (pdf)Download
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