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.


Today the Iowa Department of Public Health started sharing data on statewide COVID-19 vaccine administration. These updates will be published each week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Reports will initially be static visualizations, including high-level information on vaccine administration totals, as well as county-level information. The current update and future dashboard will be housed on the existing website, here

They will continue working on a more robust and dynamic dashboard of our vaccine progress online in the coming weeks.

Vaccines are currently being administered to populations in the Phase 1A category; health care personnel and residents and staff in long-term care facilities. In the coming weeks this will expand to further reach Iowans in the next priority groups. 

To date, 96,686 vaccines have been administered in the state. Iowa is currently performing amongst the highest in the nation for vaccine administration, when comparing the number of vaccines allocated to vaccines administered. The CDC is tracking state vaccine information here.  

Until more vaccines, which are currently a scarce resource, are widely available to all, it is critical that Iowans continue to practice the mitigation measures that can slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

  • Wearing a mask or face covering
  • Practice social distancing with those outside your household
  • Clean your hands frequently with soap and water
  • Stay home if you feel sick


Taylor County Case Counts (Taylor County Public Health Agency)


1/17/2021 Taylor Adams
Child (0-17) 1  
Adult (18-40) 2 2
Middle Age (41-60) 1 1
Older Adult (61-80) 4 1
Elderly (>80)    
Total New Cases 8 4
Total Confirmed Cases 598 298
Total Recovered 537 254
Total Deaths 9 3
Individuals Tested 2245 1378
Total Tests 6092 3810
7-day Positivity 5.7% 2.4%
14-day Posivitie 9.8% 7.1%



Contact: Crystal Drake, Administrator

COVID-19 Death Confirmed in Taylor County

The Taylor County Department of Public Health today announced the first death associated with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the county. The individual was elderly and over 80 years of age.  “We wish to extend our sympathy to this individual’s family,” said Taylor County Public Health Director Crystal Drake. “Taylor County Public Health and all of our key partners throughout the county and state continue to work to stop the spread and impact of this virus in our communities.”

All residents should:

• Social distance from others by keeping a safe space between yourself and other people who are not
from your immediate household.
• Wear a mask when social distancing measures are difficult to maintain
• Stay home when even mildly ill
• Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow/upper arm.
• Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit the IDPH webpage at and follow the department on Facebook at

COVID Recovery Iowa is here to help

- Counseling will take place via virtual sessions, chat or phone call.
- People of all ages may join groups online to find support and learn new strategies
to cope with the effects of the pandemic in a variety of creative ways

Click here for more information


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)

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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 populationshand 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:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • 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.


CDC Handwashing Instructions

Iowa Dept of Public Health COVID-19 Fact Sheet

Iowa Dept of Public Health - Preparing for COVID-19


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.

Iowa Division of Banking (IDOB) Summary of SBA Loan Programs.pdf

Small Business Grant and Loan Programs - Information Summary Sheet.pdf

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.