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County Establishes Vaccine Phone Line for Residents 65 and Over Without Primary Healthcare Provider

The Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team has added a new phone number for county residents age 65 and over who wish to be vaccinated for COVID-19 but do not have a primary care doctor or healthcare.

Dubuque County residents 65 years and older who do not have a doctor or primary care provider can now call the Dubuque County COVID-19 Sleeves Up phone line at 563-587-4950 for assistance on how to receive a vaccine.  Callers will be asked to leave their information on a recording and will be contacted directly when a vaccination appointment is available.

Please note this phone number and service is for Dubuque County residents age 65 and over who do not have a primary doctor or healthcare provider.  Local healthcare providers are continuing to contact their patients age 65 and over to schedule vaccination appointments as vaccine allocations allow.

Nearly 18,000 county residents are age 65 and over and nearly 50 percent of the vaccines administered to date have been to people in this age group.  Weekly allocations of vaccine to the state and county are increasing. However, demand continues to exceed supply so it will take time to vaccinate all residents in this age group who want to be vaccinated.

For additional general information, visit www.dubuquecounty.org/covid19 or call 563.556.6200.



(The City of Farley asks that all citizens do their part in following the requirements for the health and safety of our community. Local businesses are encouraged to contact city hall at 563-744-3475 for information on obtaining free masks and signage.)
 

Dubuque County Mask Mandate

The Dubuque County Board of Health and Dubuque County Board of Supervisors have approved requirements for face coverings and social distancing in order to lower the spread of COVID-19. The requirements took effect on November 18 and expire March 1, 2021 unless extended or terminated early. See full resolution.

Requirements
Every person in Dubuque County three (3) years of age or older must wear a face covering that covers the person’s nose and mouth when in a public place as follows:

● In public, as opposed to being in one’s place of residence, when one cannot stay six (6) feet away from others;
● Inside of any indoor public settings, for example, but not limited to:
● Grocery stores
● Pharmacies
● Hardware stores
● Retail stores
● Other public settings that are not one’s place of residence and when with persons who do not live in the household;
● Outside, if keeping six (6) feet away from others is not possible; and
● Using public transportation or a private car service (including taxis, ride share, or carpooling).

All businesses that are open to the public must post signs at the entrance(s) informing customers of the requirement to wear a face covering while inside their business, as stated in this Resolution. (The City of Farley is coordinating efforts with county officials to create and distribute signs for local businesses).  Face coverings must be provided by the businesses for customers who do not have their own.

The following persons are exempt from wearing a face covering:
● Persons younger than three (3) years of age due to the risk of suffocation
● Anyone who has trouble breathing or is on oxygen therapy or a ventilator
● Anyone who is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the face covering without assistance
● Anyone actively engaged in a public safety role, including but not limited to law enforcement, firefighters, or emergency medical personnel, although a mask should be worn if possible.

Places and times where persons are exempt from wearing a face covering:
● While traveling in a personal vehicle alone or with household members
● While a person is alone or in the presence of only household members
● While outside, if keeping six (6) feet away from others is possible
● While exercising at moderate or high intensity such as jogging, biking, swimming, or being in or around a body of water.
● While seated at a food establishment in the process of eating or drinking
● While obtaining a service that would require temporary removal of the person’s face covering
● When federal or state law prohibits wearing a face covering or requires the removal of the face covering

The Dubuque County Board of Health continues to strongly encourage citizens to adjust to life with COVID-19 in an open economy, prior to the availability of a vaccine, by:

1) Regularly washing your hands for twenty (20) seconds and routinely sanitizing frequently touched surfaces;

2) Practicing social and physical distancing whenever possible; and

3) Monitoring your personal health and if you are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to a positive COVID-19 case, staying home and contacting your medical provider.


    COVID-19 Updates

    The City of Farley has been closely monitoring reports and recommendations from local, state, and national health agencies regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and will continue to update this page with any information related to news and notices relevant to the Farley community.
    COVID-19 information specific to Dubuque County from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team.

    Please sign up for our Farley Mobile Text Alert system and encourage others to as well. This will allow the city to send out messages instantaneously to as many people as possible within our community.

    For questions on anything, please call our City Offices at 563-744-3475, or email deputyclerk@farleyiowa.com.  We will be available from 8am-4 pm Monday-Friday. After hours please leave a message or you may contact Mayor Jeff Simon at 563-542-7612 or reach him by email at mayor@farleyiowa.com
          

    Feeling Sick?

    If you feel sick with a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing or if you have been in contact with someone confirmed with COVID-19, please call your healthcare provider and notify them of your symptoms and any recent travel. Your healthcare provider will determine if you need to be seen in the office and if so, will provide special instructions to prevent exposing others.

    Free Local COVID-19 Testing Options

    Farley Fire/EMS

    The Farley Fire Department-Emergency Medical Services are in communication with state and county officials regarding COVID-19 and their planning and preparations are ongoing.

    Letter to Farley area citizens

    Public Access to City Offices/Council Meetings

    The City of Farley will be limiting access to City Offices in order to reduce the serious and potential thread of COVID-19 for the protection of residents and city staff.

    City staff will continue to work and provide services. You can still access the City of Farley website for utility payments or call by phone at 563-744-3475.

    Public attendance at council meetings has been suspended and can instead be accessed remotely. See council meeting agendas for access information.

    Resources

    Stay abreast of the latest information about COVID-19 via these online national, state and county resources:

    WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
    https://bit.ly/2wvEfSD
    Twitter & Facebook: @who

    CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC)
    https://bit.ly/2uTcbrQ
    Twitter & Facebook: @CDCgov
    YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/3aKnOAC 

    IOWA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
    https://idph.iowa.gov/
    Twitter: ‎@IAPublicHealth
    Facebook: facebook.com/IowaDepartmentOfPublicHealth#!

    DUBUQUE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
    https://dubuquecounty.org/health-department/covid-19/
    EMAIL: Patrice.Lambert@dubuquecounty.us

    DYERSVILLE COMMERCIAL
    www.dyersvillecommercial.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dyersville-Commercial-107422302649768/

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