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 a possible 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) and the National League of Cities (NLC), that could be helpful for your organization.

Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH)- Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), this is a website dedicated to the virus and provides up to date information on testing and communication resources for you to use.

Iowa Department of Public Health- COVID-19 Community Spread Mitigation Guidance​

 ​COVID-19 in Iowa​, this page provides information, maps and resources about the coronavirus response in our local area.

Center for Disease Control (CDC)- Coronavirus Disease 2019, various resources and updated information can be located on ​​this website. Below are few direct links to some of their pages.

 ​World Health Organization​ (WHO), this website has an interactive map to show where cases of the coronavirus are and WHO has a simulation powerpoint you can download to present to your staff.

Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) this website will have a pandemic guide, business continuity plan and additional resources on the coronavirus.

National League of Cities, COVID-19 Pandemic Response, this is a resource website to support cities, towns and villages during the COVID-19 outbreak.

NLC Cities Speak blog -

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

 ​FEMA Eligible Emergency Protective Measures​, FEMA provides the following guidance on the types of emergency protective measures that may be eligible under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program in accordance with the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration in order to ensure that resource constraints do not inhibit efforts to respond to this unprecedented disaster​.

Iowa Economic Development and Iowa Finance Authority, this flyer​ is a synopsis of the actions, support or resources the Iowa Economic Development/Iowa Finance Authority (IEDA/IFA) has undertaken or made available in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Information on all resources can be found at unless otherwise noted.

LEXIPOL, Coronavirus (COVID-19) Learning & Policy Center​this website provides free courses and policies for first responders and local government professionals to help prepare you for the challenges of responding to COVID-19.

Department of Labor, FAQs​ on Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Courses available on FirstNet Campus,​
COVID-19: A Pandemic Response (SG52/SG54)
This course covers the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic and separates the myths from the facts so you can protect yourself and those around you in uncertain times. It features important tips on social distancing, as well as steps to follow to avoid exposure, reacting to infection, and maintaining good mental health during times of uncertainty.

Practicing Hand Hygiene (HW02/HW03)
Germs are the disease and infection producing microscopic agents that live everywhere. You can't see them, but they exist on literally every surface. Germs responsible for the common cold, as well as some of the nastier ones like Salmonella, E. coli, and norovirus, can enter your system and make you, and those you come into contact with, very, very sick. This course covers proper hand hygiene, when to wash your hands, and how to wash your hands in order to prevent the spread of disease-causing germs.

Emergency Communication in the Workplace (EP62/EP63)
Are you ready for an emergency?  Communication plays a primary role in the workplace.  If an everyday breakdown in communication at your workplace can have such negative results, imagine the consequences of miscommunication during an emergency. This course focuses on knowing how to communicate during an emergency, how to effectively report an emergency, and how to overcome communication barriers.

8 Tips for Working from Home (BV89/BV90)
Identify your current strengths and weaknesses, and learn strategies for working from home even more productively!