COVID-19 News

COVID-19 Informational Resources Available

June 2020 

The State of Iowa offers the latest information regarding the COVID-19 outbreak in Iowa. Here are a few important resources to check out:

  • Wellmark Benefits, Employee Assistance Program, DAS-HRE Resources 
    The Department of Administrative Services Human Resources Enterprise (DAS-HRE) has a webpage dedicated to the topic of COVID-19. It includes resources on Wellmark benefits, information from the State of Iowa’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP), training and course options, and a detailed breakdown of government guidance from the State and Federal levels at https://das.iowa.gov/human-resources.
  • Frequently-Asked Questions 
    DAS offers answers to frequently-asked questions (FAQs) at https://das.iowa.gov/. These FAQs are for State of Iowa employees including Managers and Supervisors. The FAQs are updated and cover topics such as returning to state buildings, prevention, leave usage, benefits, staffing, and travel.
  • Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Information 
    DAS offers FAQs on the Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). This Federal law gives guidance for leave in light of the pandemic. https://das.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/hr/documents/COVID19/FFCRA_FAQ.pdf
  • Training and Courses Specific to COVID-19 
    Courses specifically targeted to COVID-19 preparedness and precautions are available at https://das.iowa.gov/human-resources.
  • Performance & Development Solutions/New Horizons Professional Development Training Options 
    Your professional development can continue during the pandemic by checking out Performance and Development Solutions (PDS) at https://das.iowa.gov/human-resources/training-and-development as many course offerings have moved to an instructor-led format online.
  • State of Iowa Coronavirus Website 
    All types of information regarding COVID-19 in Iowa is available at https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/. This website is updated with numbers of cases per county, has details regarding Test Iowa, and lists the Governor’s proclamations among other topics.
  • The Governor’s Office Newsroom 
    The Governor’s Office provides up-to-the-minute information for the citizens of Iowa at https://governor.iowa.gov/newsroom.
  •  Iowa Department of Public Health 
    The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) offers a status report of monitoring and testing of COVID19 in Iowa.