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

Following guidelines from IDPH and the CDC, we're beginning to distribute COVID-19 vaccines in Black Hawk County. Our phased roll-out carefully identifies and prioritizes vaccine availability based on several factors, including risk category, exposure, and occupation.

Latest News & Updates

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This is a Black Hawk County COVID-19 Vaccine update for 07/23/2021. Help protect the health of your community and get your COVID-19 vaccine!

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This is a Black Hawk County COVID-19 Vaccine update for 07/16/2021. Help protect the health of your community and get your COVID-19 vaccine!

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Black Hawk County Health Department is offering a Free YouthVaccine Event on Tuesday, July 20 from 3-7 pm at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex, 300 Jefferson Street, Waterloo. COVID-19 Vaccine will be available for anyone ages 12+, with boost dose to be provided at the same location on August 10.

Downloads & Resources
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.
This document outlines the rules of the Black Hawk County COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program. The Program includes a raffle of 20- $500 gift card baskets. Four prizes will be drawn every Friday in July, beginning July 2. The goal of the incentives is to increase the current 58.2% vaccination rate (BHC residents age 18+ as of 6/8/21) to 75% by July 29, 2021.
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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