Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH)


University of Iowa: Novel Coronavirus Updates


Iowa Healthiest State Initiative Mental Health & COVID-19


Rural Health Information Hub: Rural Response to Coronavirus Disease  (COVID-19)

This guide will help you learn about activities underway to address COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, with a focus on rural communities.


National Rural Health Association: COVID-19 Resources


State Offices of Rural Health COVID-19 Resources


Rural Health COVID-19 “Call First” Communications Toolkit


CDC Rural Communities


COVID Recovery Iowa: Your Life Iowa

If you need someone to talk or if you need help accessing mental health resources, Your Life Iowa is available 24/7 to talk over phone, text or live chat.


Iowa Multi-lingual COVID-19 Phone Line


COVID-19 in Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups


COVID-19 Resources on Vulnerable Populations 


Communication Toolkit for Migrants, Refugees, and Other Limited-English-Proficient Populations


Congolese Health Partnership creates multilingual video series to education immigrants, refugees on COVID-19.

There is a separate playlist for each language on this channel. The following  languages are available: English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Swahili, Kinyarwanda, and Lingala. For each language there is a three part video series: the first two videos contain information that anyone can use since they explain what the disease is and how to prevent transmission, but the third video is tailored to the Iowa City area because it talks about UIHC.


What people with cancer should know:


Iowa Cancer Consortium: COVID-19 Resources

Information is provided for hospital leadership, health care professionals, overall Iowa resources, patients and caregivers including information on vulnerable populations.


Cancer Screenings During the COVID-19 Pandemic


COVID-19 Outdoor Social Distancing Messaging

Materials and resources for outdoor social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic have been developed by Anne Abbot in partnership with the PRC. The signage is available in 8.5X11 and 36×24 yard sign sizes. The Implementation Guide features ideas for getting signage posted and where to place it for the best results. You can download the files below. 8.5X11 sized signage can be printed on a regular printer, yard signs will likely need to be printed by a professional printer. The PRC has printed ‘Trail Etiquette” yard signs for communities to use if they lack printing funds. Contact for more information or with questions!”


Midwestern Public Health Training Center: Mental Health Resources

Healthy Coping Resources and Strategies

This page reviews the importance of self care and using healthy coping strategies to maintain mental health. Strategies and resources are shared to practice healthy coping strategies and further resources that help healthy coping are given.

Healthy Coping Social Media Toolkit

Example social media messages encouraging healthy coping are provided to help spread information on the importance of healthy coping. This tool contains posts for the platforms of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Images for each post, in the dimensions for each social media platform can be found here.


COVID-19 Related Training Courses

To support the training needs of state, local, tribal and territorial employees and volunteers who are on the frontlines of addressing the pandemic, ASPPH has curated a list of COVID-19 related trainings related to contact tracing, COVID-19 and general public health principles. All trainings are available online and free of charge


The Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest has several new resources for a healthier return to work.

New podcast: Opening During COVID-19

This episode of Workplace Matters looks at health and safety measures and resources available for restaurants and retailers during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Businesses that need to interact directly with customers have needed to make many changes to operate safely, and they have been some of the hardest hit businesses in the nation. We talked with Sam Jarvis from Johnson County Public Health and Nancy Bird, the executive director of the Iowa City downtown district, about what they can do.

New video: Remote Work

 This new video highlights the intersection of worker well-being and remote work including the following topics:

• Reasonable accommodations
• Low cost options
• Communication
• Supervising remote workers


Human Rights & COVID-19: Legal, Public Health, & Public Policy Dimensions

Video recording of UICHR webinar held on April 8, 2020: Human rights and COVID-19: How human rights helps us understand the pandemic and our responses to it. This webinar explores how human rights provides a useful framework for examining the COVID-19 crisis as well as the major human rights considerations in the responses to it from the perspectives of public health, legal, and public policy professionals.

Panelists include Dr. Brian Farrell, Associate Director of UI Center for Human Rights, Dr. Peter Damiano Director of the UI Public Policy Center, and Dr. Rima Afifi, Professor and Interim Director of the UI Department of Community and Behavioral Health. The entire series can be viewed here