COVID Tests

To order free at home COVID tests: https://www.covidtests.gov/

Starting in January 2022, insurance companies and health plans are required to cover 8 free over-the-counter at-home tests per covered individual per month. Check with your insurance provider on how to this may work for your insurance provider. More details here.

Vaccine

All those 16+ are now able to receive the vaccine for free. 

Community Action Updates

  • Head Start Updates can be read here.
  • All neighborhood center emergency food pantries are open daily.
  • Center doors will be unlocked starting April 1, 2022.
    • Please call your local center for a pickup appointment.
    • Donations of pantry and hygiene items are appreciated. If anyone in your home is ill or has been exposed, please refrain from donating at this time.
  • Apply for LIHEAP (energy assistance) online or call your local center to apply.
  • Head Start classrooms are open for in person classes with increased protection measures. They also have an all virtual option. They are taking applications online.
  • Temporary Job Opportunities and Updates from Iowa Department of Workforce Development
  • Free legal advice for things related to COVID-19 from Iowa Legal Aid. Call their hotline: 1-800-332-0419. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Iowa Legal Aid has a GREAT collection of resource information on how the law and governor’s proclamations apply to people in a crisis, their rights, rent, mortgages, court orders, unemployment, abuse, etc.
  • Parent/caregiver guide to helping families. Tips and advice.
  • Answers Now by Iowa State Extension Office has online events, resources, and information. Call, text, email or research their site. Offering free one-on-one financial conversations as well.
  • Live updated childcare availability map  Following Governor Reynold’s announcement of the importance of childcare availability for essential workers, the map went live illustrating real time availability of child care throughout the state.
  • Are you a part of a credit union? Your small business (less than 5 people) may qualify for the Emergency Relief Fund.
  • For under-served populations COVID-19 information
  • Social Connectedness for the Homebound resource list with telephone activities, ‘warmline’ for emotional support, virtual classes, conversations and other telephone support. From the Iowa Department on Aging
  • collection of other resources, fliers and information arranged by month

Support Resources

Self Care Resources

General COVID-19 information: