County Employee Information for COVID-19

The health, safety, and well-being of our employees and community is our top priority.

Policies and Memorandums of Understanding

FAQS - County Employees

What if an employee wants to take time off for a reason associated with the COVID-19 virus or COVID-19 related closures?

 All requests for leave need to go directly through the Human Resources Department.

Can my supervisor send me home if they believe I am sick?

Yes. Supervisors can send employees home if they feel they are exhibiting symptoms of the COVID-19 virus.  An employee who is sent home should immediately contact their doctor to determine what the next steps should be. After you call your doctor, you need to contact Human Resources at 319-892-5120.


Help prevent the spread of all viruses, including influenza and COVID-19 by:

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you are sick 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces by using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol


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