Coronavirus Resources

As concerns arise over the increased risk of infection with the coronavirus (COVID-19), many cities may be seeking assistance on how to best plan and prepare for the pandemic.

Since cities are on the front lines helping to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies, the League has gathered essential resources and information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Iowa Department of Health (IDPH), World Health Organization (WHO), Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the National League of Cities (NLC) and more that could be helpful for your organization.​​

Applying for COVID-19 Expense Reimbursement:​

Governor Reynolds announced COVID-19 Expense Reimbursements​ as a way to distribute CARES Act dollars to local governments. ​(Application period is closed)

League Resources:

​White House Guidelines:

State of Iowa Resources:​​
  • COVID-19 in Iowa​ provides information, maps and resources about the coronavirus response across Iowa.
  • ​TestIowa​ is a new initiative and website to increase the rate of COVID-19 testing so Iowans can have better access to testing and help stem the spread of COVID-19.

Iowa Legislature Resources:

  • ​COVID-19 Analysis​ is a website that has articles on what other states are doing, NCSL webinars, federal funds, and what the different departments in state government are doing.

Government Finance Officers Association:

U.S. Department of Treasury Resources
  • ​​U.S. Department of Treasury released guidance for State, Local, and Tribal Governments regarding the Coronavirus Relief Fund (Section 5001 of the CARES Act).
  • Legislation signed by President Trump on March 27, the use of funds “are necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to COVID–19.” The guidance document (here) and frequently asked questions (here) provide, in detail, examples of eligible and ineligible expenditures of the $150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund. Additional information about assistance to state and local governments here.
  • Coronavirus Relief Fund FAQ's
​Iowa Department of Public Health Resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Resources:
The ​Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Coronavirus Disease 2019 offers various resources and current information. Below are a few direct links to specific topic pages.

Iowa Healthiest State Initiative Resources:
Iowa Healthiest State Initiative site has a webpage dedicated to mental health and COVID-19.

Wages and Time Off Resources:

World Health Organization Resources: 
The World Health Organization​ (WHO) site has an interactive map to show where cases of the coronavirus.

Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA):
Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) offers a pandemic guide, a business continuity plan and additional resources on the coronavirus.
National League of Cities Resources: 

Water Environment Federation​ offers the water professional's guide to COVID-19.

Iowa Economic Development