Latest COVID Related News & Updates

Considerations if an Employee Contracts COVID-19

Businesses across Iowa (and the country) are facing similar challenges related to the COVID-19 public health emergency.  One predominate recurring question is what to do if one of your employees contracts COVID-19.  As the virus continues to spread across the states,...

Webinar – State of the Community: Preparing for Re-opening

Local business leaders, public health experts, and legal experts discuss approaches for safely re-opening businesses in Johnson County.    View webinar here. Panelists: Dan Blum // Co-Owner, 30 Hop Coralville Joni Schrup // Owner, Discerning Eye Optical Jaclyn...

Proclamation: Reopening of Businesses & Establishments Statewide

The Governor announced a new proclamation today that permits additional businesses to reopen throughout Iowa in a limited fashion with appropriate public health measures in place. It also permits restaurants (but not bars), fitness centers, and libraries, to reopen in...

Iowa Women’s Foundation Launches ‘CAREforce for our WORKforce”

The Iowa Women’s Foundation (IWF) has announced the launch of their new campaign to increase the recognition of child care providers as essential, professional workers. The campaign, “CAREforce for our WORKforce", aims to provide easily-accessible public information...

Cleaning and Disinfecting your Workplace

After accessing whether or not it's safe to reopen your business, you should consider how to sanitize your workplace to limit the spread of germs to your employees and customers. Although not required by the CDC, it's a good idea to have your plan written down and...

Communicating with your Team About Returning to Work

Communication during this time is incredibly important. Remain available to and transparent with your employees. Have conversations with employees about their concerns. Some employees may be at higher risk for severe illness, such as older adults and those with...

Suggestions for Safely Reopening Your Business

Reopening our economy will be a community wide effort to ensure that both employees and customers remain safe. Any phased reopening must be in accordance with sound public health decisions, and with proper safety protocols outlined by local and state health...

Emergency Action Plans Connect Employees to Needed Resources

As COVID-19 drags on, more and more of us are experiencing stress. EAP’s (or Emergency Action Plans) connect employees to confidential, professional assistance to help with personal, family, and work issues at often no charge to the employee. While these have existed...

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