Multi-lingual COVID-19 Resources

Multi-lingual guidance and resources regarding COVID-19 are available below. This information is provided by Linn County Public Health, the Iowa Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and their community partners. This guidance is based on the best public health data available at this time. As new data and practices emerge, these guidelines may need to be updated.  

Multilingual Resources

General Resources

Linn Area Partners Active In Disaster (LAP-AID) Multi-Lingual Resources


Linn County respiratory clinics (PDF) 

Please call first before going to a clinic.

If you need help with any other issues such as with food and essential items, setting up appointments and interpretation with medical providers, applying for unemployment, WIC, LIHEAP, or safety and other issues, call EMBARC at the following number under your language.













OR Call the Catherine McAuley Center at 319-731-0445 for:

French  |  Kirundi  |  Lingala  |  Spanish  |  Swahili

Public Health Information About COVID-19

Informational videos from the Iowa Department of Public Health regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) general information, isolation guidance for Iowans, and self-isolation.

Arabic  l  French  l  Kinyarwanda  l  Nepali  l  Spanish  l  Swahili     

COVID-19 Fact Sheet (PDF)

Arabic  l  Burmese  l  English  l  French  l  Kinyarwanda  l  Nepali  l  Spanish  l  Swahili     

Share Facts About COVID-19 (PDF)

English  l  Spanish  

Stop the Spread of Germs (PDF)

Arabic l Burmese l English l French l Haitian Creole | Kinyarwanda l Nepali l Spanish l Swahili 

What to do if You are Sick (PDF)

Arabic  l  Burmese  l  English  l  French  l  Spanish  l  Swahili   

Isolation Guidance for Iowans (PDF)

Arabic  l  Burmese  l  English  l  French  l  Kinyarwanda  l  Nepali  l  Spanish  l  Swahili  

What is Self-Isolation? (PDF)

Arabic  l  Burmese  l  English  l  French  l  Kinyarwanda  l  Nepali  l  Spanish  l  Swahili       

Family & Mental Health Resources

COVID-19 parenting resources in 70 languages   

COVID-19 mental health resources

EMBARC COVID-19 Crisis Response 

In partnership with 26 Immigrant and Refugee Led Faith and Community Organizations in six cities across Iowa, EMBARC created a website to provide accurate and timely information about the coronavirus from credible sources such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and County Health Departments.