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COVID-19 - March 24, 2020
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City Hall Closed except by appointment only - March 19, 2020
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This page was created in order to keep the Community of New Market up to date with all the changing information and resources available related to the COVID-19 virus.
Public drinking water safe to drink; Know what to and what not to flush down your toilet
Click here to view IOWA DNR NEWS regarding drinking water
Note: The Small Business Relief Application will be available on the Iowa Economic Development website on Tues., March 24, by 8 a.m.
For more information click here....
Click here for more information on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Proclamation of Disaster Emergency
Governor Reynolds issued a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency activating the public health response and recovery aspects of the State Disaster Emergency Plan effective at 12 pm Tuesday, March 17. Please read the entire press release which has broad implications that include:
- Closing of businesses such as bars, gyms, theaters, etc.
- Removes regulations on health care providers, institutions, tele-medicine, etc.
- Any driver's license which expired within the last 60 days will be valid and will not expire
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
The health and safety of our customers and employees is a top priority of the City of New Market management. Below are a list of resources where you can find factual information on Coronavirus causes and prevention measures.
Information from the CDC - Corona Virus
Information from the CDC - Hand Washing Protocol
Video from the CDC - FIght Germs. Wash Your Hands!
CDC Recommendations on Mass Gatherings
Get Your Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events Ready
Interim Guidance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Guidance as of 3/15/2020
Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. Examples of large events and mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies. These events can be planned not only by organizations and communities but also by individuals.
Therefore, CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.
Events of any size should only be continued if they can be carried out with adherence to guidelines for protecting vulnerable populations, hand hygiene, and social distancing. When feasible, organizers could modify events to be virtual.
This recommendation does not apply to the day to day operation of organizations such as schools, institutes of higher learning, or businesses. This recommendation is made in an attempt to reduce introduction of the virus into new communities and to slow the spread of infection in communities already affected by the virus. This recommendation is not intended to supersede the advice of local public health officials.
Click here for more information on CDC Mass Gatherings
Coronavirus - CDC Website
Common human coronaviruses usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses, like the common cold. Symptoms generally appear 2-14 days after exposure, and can include:
- Shortness of breath
While there is currently no way to prevent - or treat - the virus, there are things you can do to protect against it. Visit the CDC website to learn more about the ways you can help ensure a healthy you - and a healthy workplace.
Iowa Workforce Development
The State of Iowa, the Federal government, and the Small Business Administration are offering loans and grants for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The links to information sheets below provide summaries of these programs, as well as links with contact information and application procedures as currently available. Small businesses are also encouraged to contact their banks or credit unions for additional information.
Please note: IWD is providing this information as a courtesy and will provide updated information as it becomes available. IWD is not involved in processing these loans and grants.
Taylor County Public Health Agency
There is a national shortage of commercially-produced PPE including face masks, and public and private officials are working to address national and global supply challenges. Due to the current limitations on supplies of face masks, there may come a time during this response when commercially manufactured masks are no longer readily available.
Please see below for guidance from Iowa Dept of Public Health on how to construct homemade cloth masks if you would like to support healthcare providers in our area (and beyond).
Please contact your local hospital, medical clinics, or long-term care facility prior to making a donation. The facility will provide information on where to drop off donations outside of the facility.