COVID-19 News

COVID-19 Informational Resources Available

September 2020 

For the latest information regarding COVID-19, here are some important resources to check out:  

  • DAS Return To Work Guidance and COVID-19 FAQs 
    For more information about returning to State buildings and answers to your most frequently-asked questions on COVID-19, refer to the guidance and updated information from the Department of Administrative Services (DAS).
     
  • Wellmark Benefits, Employee Assistance Program, DAS-HRE Resources 
    The Department of Administrative Services Human Resources Division (DAS-HRD) 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.
     
  • 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.