Monroe County Public Health

Local Public Health Agency

Mission: PREVENT~PROMOTE~PROTECT

[06/06/20]   For Immediate Release:
Monroe County Emergency Management and Monroe County Public Health
As of 6/6/2020, Monroe County has 1 new additional positive case of COVID-19, which brings our county total to 44. The age group of the most recent positive case is the 18-40 year old group. We are also deeply saddened to announce the sixth COVID- 19 related death in Monroe County. We, as well as all of our community partners, send our deepest condolences to the family of this individual. Our community holds this family in our thoughts and prayers. Out of respect to the family’s privacy we are unable to release any details about the individual other than they were in the 61-80 year age group.

[06/05/20]   For Immediate Release:
Monroe County Emergency Management and Monroe County Public Health
As of 6/5/2020, Monroe County has 1 new additional positive case of COVID-19, which brings our county total to 43. The age group of the most recent positive case is the 41-60 year age group.

[06/04/20]   For Immediate Release:
Monroe County Emergency Management and Monroe County Public Health
As of 6/4/2020, Monroe County has 1 new additional positive case of COVID-19, which brings our county total to 42. The age group of the most recent positive case is the 61-80 year age group.

[06/03/20]   For Immediate Release:
Monroe County Emergency Management and Monroe County Public Health
As of 6/3/2020, Monroe County has 3 new additional positive case of COVID-19, which brings our county total to 41. The age groups of the most recent positive cases are: 1 in the 81 years and older and 2 in the 41-60 year age group. Monroe County has 28 cases of COVID-19 that have recovered. That puts our recovery rate at 68%. We will continue to keep the community as updated as we can.

[05/29/20]   As of 5/29/2020 Monroe County has 19 cases of COVID-19 that have recovered. That puts our recovery rate at 50%. We will continue to keep the community as updated as we can. Keeping Monroe County healthy and safe is a community effort and we are glad to have you all on our team. Please continue to practice social distancing, good hand and environmental hygiene and stay home as much as possible. We continue to have more privileges and opportunities as the days progress, but we must access them responsibly. Please have a safe and enjoyable weekend in the Iowa weather.

[05/28/20]   For Immediate Release:
Monroe County Emergency Management and Monroe County Public Health
As of 5/28/2020, Monroe County has 1 new additional positive case of COVID-19, which brings our county total to 38. The age group of the most recent positive case is the 18-40 year old group. We are also deeply saddened to announce the fifth COVID- 19 related death in Monroe County. We, as well as all of our community partners, send our deepest condolences to the family of this individual. Our community holds this family in our thoughts and prayers. Out of respect to the family’s privacy we are unable to release any details about the individual other than they were in the 81 and over age group.

[05/27/20]   Monroe County Emergency Management and Monroe County Public Health
As of 5/27/2020, Monroe County has 2 new additional positive cases of COVID-19, which brings our county total to 37. The age groups of the most recent positive cases are: 1 in the 81 and older age group and 1 in the 61-80 year age group.

[05/26/20]   As of 5/26/2020 Monroe County has 14 cases of COVID-19 that have recovered. That puts our recovery rate at 40%. We will continue to keep the community as updated as we can. Keeping Monroe County healthy and safe is a community effort and we are glad to have you all on our team. Please continue to practice social distancing, good hand and environmental hygiene and stay home as much as possible. We continue to have more privileges and opportunities as the days progress, but we must access them responsibly.

governor.iowa.gov

Here is the updated proclamation that the governor released today:https://governor.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Public%20Health%20Proclamation%20-%202020.05.26%20%281%29.pdf

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[05/26/20]   For Immediate Release:
Monroe County Emergency Management and Monroe County Public Health
As of 5/26/2020, Monroe County has 3 new additional positive cases of COVID-19, which brings our county total to 35. The age groups of the most recent positive cases are: 2 in the 81 and older age group and 1 in the 61-80 year age group.

[05/24/20]   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kim Hugen, Monroe County Public Health Director
Mike Lamb – Monroe County Emergency Management

5/24/2020 - Monroe County Public Health and Monroe County Emergency Management are deeply saddened to announce the fourth COVID- 19 related death in Monroe County. We, as well as all of our community partners, send our deepest condolences to the family of this individual. Our community holds this family in our thoughts and prayers. Out of respect to the family’s privacy we are unable to release any details about the individual other than they were in the 81 and over age group.

[05/22/20]   For Immediate Release:
Monroe County Emergency Management and Monroe County Public Health
As of 5/22/2020, Monroe County has 2 new additional positive cases of COVID-19, which brings our county total to 32. The age groups of the most recent positive cases are 18-40 age group.
We are also deeply saddened to announce the third COVID-19 related death in Monroe County. We, as well as all of our community partners, send our deepest condolences to the family of this individual. Our community holds this family in our thoughts and prayers. Out of respect to the family's privacy we are unable to release any details about the individual other than they were in the 81 and over age group.

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[05/21/20]   For Immediate Release:

Monroe County Emergency Management and Monroe County Public Health

As of 5/21/2020, Monroe County has 4 new additional positive cases of COVID-19, which brings our county total to 30. The age groups of the most recent positive cases are: 2 in the 61-80 year age group and 2 in the 81 and over age group.

[05/20/20]   PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

N0TICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE STATUS OF FUNDED ACTIVITIES FOR THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) COVID-19 RESPONSE PROJECT.

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 508 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1987, as amended, Monroe County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 at 10:00 am (immediately following the Board of Supervisor’s meeting) at the Monroe County Courthouse in the 3rd floor courtroom. The purpose of the hearing will be to discuss the status of funding for the COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) COVID-19 RESPONSE PROJECT. The project is being funded through a Community Development Block Grant provided by the Iowa Economic Development Authority. If you have questions concerning the project or if you require special accommodations to attend the hearing such as handicapped accessibility or translation services, you may contact Amanda Harlan at 641-932-2865. Persons interested in the status of funding or the progress of the project are welcome to attend this meeting.

governor.iowa.gov

The governor has signed a new proclamation. It has been released today and it addresses movie theater openings, museums/aquariums/zoos, swimming pools for laps and lessons, summer sports affiliated with schools, wedding receptions, auctions and a few regulatory guidelines/extensions. You can view the proclamation here:https://governor.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Public%20Health%20Proclamation%20-%202020.05.20.pdf .

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[05/20/20]   For Immediate Release:

Monroe County Emergency Management and Monroe County Public Health

As of 5/20/2020, Monroe County has 4 new additional positive cases of COVID-19, which brings our county total to 26. The age group of the most recent positive cases is the 61-80 year age group.

[05/19/20]   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kim Hugen, Monroe County Public Health Director
Mike Lamb – Monroe County Emergency Management

5/19/2020 - Monroe County Public Health and Monroe County Emergency Management are deeply saddened to announce the second COVID- 19 related death in Monroe County. We, as well as all of our community partners, send our deepest condolences to the family of this individual. Our community holds this family in our thoughts and prayers. Out of respect to the family’s privacy we are unable to release any details about the individual other than they were in the 81 and over age group.

[05/17/20]   For Immediate Release:

Monroe County Emergency Management and Monroe County Public Health

As of 5/17/2020, Monroe County has 3 new additional positive cases of COVID-19, which brings our county total to 22. The age group of the most recent positive cases is the 61-80 year age group.

[05/15/20]   News Release
5-15-2020

Monroe County Public Health and has been collaborating with our local healthcare partners as a team. We have formulated a local strike team with these partners and have tested all of the residents at the facility that currently is experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19. Diligent work by leadership and staff onsite along with collaboration with Public Health, Emergency Management and Monroe County Hospital & Clinics ensured that this swift intervention was able to be implemented. A plan for widespread staff testing is in place and will be executed as soon as possible. We have also offered surveillance testing to our other local long term care center for safety of our most vulnerable population.
We encourage all Monroe County residents to continue to make prevention a priority. These actions include:
• Washing hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds each time.
• Covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or elbow/upper arm.
• Staying home when ill.
• Avoid nonessential travel and socially distance.
We recognize that this is a very uncertain time for everyone. We send our most heartfelt condolences to those experiencing loss as a result of this pandemic and we are dedicated to instituting every possible public health measure to protect each and every one of our Monroe County residents throughout this pandemic and beyond.

[05/15/20]   For Immediate Release
Monroe County Emergency Management and Monroe County Public Health
As of 5/15/2020, Monroe County has 1 new additional positive case of COVID-19 which brings our county total to 19. The age group of the most recent positive case in the 61-80 year age group.

[05/14/20]   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kim Hugen, Monroe County Public Health Director
Mike Lamb – Monroe County Emergency Management

5/14/2020 - Monroe County Public Health and Monroe County Emergency Management are deeply saddened to announce the first COVID- 19 related death in Monroe County. We, as well as all of our community partners, send our deepest condolences to the family of this individual. Our community holds this family in our thoughts and prayers. Out of respect to the family’s privacy we are unable to release any details about the individual other than they were in the 81 and over age group.
As COVID-19 continues to interrupt our lives in unprecedented ways, we acknowledge the frustrations and anxiety Monroe County citizens are experiencing. We urge people to continue being vigilant and supportive of each other as we all work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All residents are strongly encouraged to follow the recommendations of Iowa Department of Public Health to protect each other and especially those most vulnerable, as we continue our work with community partners to mitigate the impact of this virus in our county.

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Governor Kim Reynolds

I have signed a new proclamation permitting certain businesses to reopen throughout Iowa with appropriate public health measures in place.

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[05/13/20]   For Immediate Release
Monroe County Emergency Management and Monroe County Public Health
On 5/13/2020, Monroe County has 11 new additional positive cases of COVID-19 which brings our county total to 18. The age group of the most recent positive cases are as follows: 1 new in the 41-60 year age group, 8 new in the 61-80 year age group and 2 in the 81 and over age group. To protect the privacy of our sick citizens some of the information such as names, health status, hospitalization, or place of work cannot be made public by local health departments. Follow-up information obtained in tracking is relayed to the appropriate contacts. The public should assume that COVID-19 is in our county and residents should continue to be vigilant despite relaxation of state restrictions. Wash your hands, adhere to social distancing by staying 6 feet away from others, and if you are ill, stay home and call your local health care provider.

Iowa Department of Public Health

As a reminder, there are no FDA-approved at-home COVID-19 testing kits at this time. Visit testiowa.com for an assessment for testing or contact your health care provider.

coronavirus.iowa.gov

Iowa COVID-19 Information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
05/11/2020

Contact: Kim Hugen,
Email: [email protected]

Monroe County Confirms Outbreak in a Long-Term Care Center

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Monroe County Public Health have identified 4 cases of COVID-19 at Oakwood Specialty Care, a long-term care facility in Monroe County. According to IDPH, an outbreak occurs when three or more cases of COVID-19 are identified among residents of a facility.

The facility has notified residents and their families, and consistent with IDPH guidelines, the affected residents are in isolation. Oakwood Specialty Care staff are working closely with IDPH and Monroe County Public Health to protect the health of all residents and staff, with additional testing of residents and staff as directed by IDPH.

“Protecting the health and well-being of the residents and staff is of the highest priority,” said Monroe County Public Health Director Kim Hugen. “We know our older population is at the highest risk for serious COVID-19 illness, so we are monitoring the situation carefully and taking the highest precautions to prevent virus spread.”

As of today, 5/11/2020, there are 7 total cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County. The Monroe County Health Department continues to work closely with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), and other state and local partners to respond to this ongoing pandemic.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19, including an interactive map with county, regional and long-term care outbreak information, visit https://coronavirus.iowa.gov. For information pertinent to Monroe County, follow our Monroe County Public Health page.

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Monroe County Public Health

For Immediate Release
Monroe County Emergency Management and Monroe County Public Health
On 5/11/2020, Monroe County has 3 new additional positive cases of COVID-19 which brings our county total to 7. The age group 1 of the most recent positive cases is 61-80 years old. The other 2 new positive cases are in the 81 and older age group. To protect the privacy of our sick citizens some of the information such as names, health status, hospitalization, or place of work cannot be made public by local health departments. Follow-up information obtained in tracking is relayed to the appropriate contacts. The public should assume that COVID-19 is in our county and residents should continue to be vigilant despite relaxation of state restrictions. Wash your hands, adhere to social distancing by staying 6 feet away from others, and if you are ill, stay home and call your local health care provider.

Monroe County Public Health

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For Immediate Release
Monroe County Emergency Management and Monroe County Public Health
On 5/11/2020, Monroe County has 3 new additional positive cases of COVID-19 which brings our county total to 7. The age group 1 of the most recent positive cases is 61-80 years old. The other 2 new positive cases are in the 81 and older age group. To protect the privacy of our sick citizens some of the information such as names, health status, hospitalization, or place of work cannot be made public by local health departments. Follow-up information obtained in tracking is relayed to the appropriate contacts. The public should assume that COVID-19 is in our county and residents should continue to be vigilant despite relaxation of state restrictions. Wash your hands, adhere to social distancing by staying 6 feet away from others, and if you are ill, stay home and call your local health care provider.

[05/11/20]   For Immediate Release
Monroe County Emergency Management and Monroe County Public Health
On 5/11/2020, Monroe County has 3 new additional positive cases of COVID-19 which brings our county total to 7. The age group 1 of the most recent positive cases is 61-80 years old. The other 2 new positive cases are in the 81 and older age group. To protect the privacy of our sick citizens some of the information such as names, health status, hospitalization, or place of work cannot be made public by local health departments. Follow-up information obtained in tracking is relayed to the appropriate contacts. The public should assume that COVID-19 is in our county and residents should continue to be vigilant despite relaxation of state restrictions. Wash your hands, adhere to social distancing by staying 6 feet away from others, and if you are ill, stay home and call your local health care provider.

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