COVID-19 Information & Response

COVID-19 in Black Hawk County

Black Hawk County Health Department is working around the clock with local government and community partners to respond to the evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation in our community.

Information on this site is meant to help Black Hawk County residents, businesses, media, and others better understand what is happening in our community, and how best to prepare and respond as the situation evolves.

Vaccine Distribution

We follow guidelines from IDPH and the CDC, to distribute COVID-19 vaccines in Black Hawk County. 

Latest News & Updates

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This weekly news brief provides updated information regarding the current status of COVID-19 response efforts in Black Hawk County. All links in the below document can be accessed by going to the news brief on our website at bhcpublichealth.org. You can also sign up for Notify Me and get these updates sent directly to you each week.

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This weekly news brief provides updated information regarding the current status of COVID-19 response efforts in Black Hawk County. All links in the below document can be accessed by going to the news brief on our website at bhcpublichealth.org. You can also sign up for Notify Me and get these updates sent directly to you each week.

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110321_Press Release_Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Children Age 5-11

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine has been approved for children ages 5-11. In Black Hawk County, the vaccine for children 5 through 11 years of age will initially be available through MercyOne, UnityPoint Health, and Peoples Community Health Clinic. Residents are urged to call their child's health provider to schedule vaccine.

Downloads & Resources
All currently approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective and reduce your risk of severe illness. CDC does not recommend one vaccine over another.
Visit the CDC's "Answers to Tough Questions" page on children and vaccinations for messaging guidance that helps answer questions such as: “Why should children get the COVID-19 vaccine?” and “Will children experience any side effects from the vaccine? I’ve heard about myocarditis.”
The Black Hawk County Health Department provides COVID-19 guidance for childcare providers. Updated 08-17-21.
Black Hawk County Health Department provides updated COVID-19 guidance for families who have children in childcare settings. Updated 8-17-21.
The intent of this document is to provide guidelines for how to prevent and contain the spread of COVID-19 during events and large gatherings. This document is meant to supplement guidance developed by the Iowa Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) and other professional agencies. The guidance applies primarily to unvaccinated individuals, and the Black Hawk County Health Department encourages all residents age 12 and older to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Please visit the full CDC Guidance ( https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/considerations-for-events-gatherings.html) for more information.
Other Resources
Attention Employers!

If your company or organization is interested in providing vaccine to your employees we can assist you. Please complete our business registration form we’ll contact you to discuss your options.

For Businesses