Delaware County COVID-19 Update

Delaware County COVID-19 Update

February 10, 2022 in News, Public Health

There have been many different stages of the mitigation, response, and communication regarding COVID-19 in the past two years. The state of Iowa is moving into a new phase from response to recovery with the expiration of the Public Health Disaster Emergency Proclamation effective on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 11:59PM.

With the expiration of the emergency proclamation, there will be noticeable changes in the COVID-19 data reported publicly. The state's two COVID-19 websites, and will be decommissioned on February 16, 2022. With these reporting changes, Delaware County Public Health will also be discontinuing the weekly reporting of COVID statistics effective on February 11, 2022.

While the State of Iowa will no longer have this emergency proclamation in place, Regional Medical Center wants to stress that our healthcare facilities still have to adhere to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regulations. One of these regulations mandates our facilities to require employees, volunteers, patients, and visitors to wear face masks when in our facilities. We appreciate your cooperation, patience, and kindness to our staff in following this regulation.

It is important to note that the health safety measures our communities have taken since the beginning of this pandemic are still needed. Stay home when you are sick. Cover your cough. Wash your hands frequently. Get vaccinated against COVID-19. If you're fully vaccinated, get a booster when you are eligible. Vaccines are readily available in our community. Visit 

Our providers and staff are here for you. If you have any questions regarding COVID-19 or the vaccine options, please call your trusted primary healthcare provider.

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