COVID-19 Business Helpline
Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

The Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team will assist groups and organizations review their plans for events, teams, sports etc.  Assistance requests  and reviews can be emailed to

Guidance for Specific Employers

Reopening Signage (IEDA)

Businesses Providing Direct Client Services (IDPH)
Personal Services Businesses (IEDA)
Casinos & Gaming Operations (CDC)
Child Care (CDC)
Construction (CDC)
Essential Services (IDPH)
Faith-Based Orgs. (CDC)
Financial Institutions (CDC)
Fitness Centers & Gyms (CDC)
Healthcare (IDPH)
Higher Ed (CDC)
Long Term Care (IDPH)
Manufacturing (CDC)
Restaurants and Bars (CDC)
Retail (OSHA)
Schools (Iowa Dept. of Ed)
Youth Sports (CDC)

Reopening Decision Trees from Centers for Disease Control

General Businesses 
Restaurants & Bars 
Child Care 
Youth Programs & Camps 


August 19, 2020 - "COVID-19 Safe at Work"
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September 2, 2020 - University of Iowa Department of Public Health Webinar "Facing the Facts: The Role of Face Coverings in Containing COVID-19"

Watch the recorded webinar


July 7, 2020 - "COVID-19 Recovery, Revenue and Safe at Work Planning"
Kristin Dietzel, Greater Dubuque Development
Stacey Killian, UnityPoint Health Visiting Nurse Association
Lisa Schaefer, Northeast Iowa Community College
Marla Loecke, IowaWORKS
CJ Osborn, Iowa State University CIRAS

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May 5, 2020 - "Safe at Work"
Kristin Dietzel, Greater Dubuque Development Corporation
Wendy Mihm-Herold, Northeast Iowa Community College
Mike O'Donnell, CIRAS

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June 15, 2020 - "Return to the Office"
Hosted by the Telegraph Herald
Download a pdf of the presentation slides

Iowa Chamber Alliance - Recording of "Mitigating COVID-19 in Iowa Restaurants" (Requires email signup to view recording)

Mercer Global
Mercer is holding weekly COVID-19 Return to Work webcasts that cover a broad range of topics including but not limited to: employee well being, planning, cost management, employee communication, and managing workforce through a pandemic. Mercer is a prominent global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. Previous and future webcasts are available here:

For upcoming webinars, check back or updates will be sent in the Finders of Keepers e-blast - subscribe here

Safe at Work is a partnership of Greater Dubuque Development and Northeast Iowa Community College through the COVID-19 Business Helpline and informed by the Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS).

 Safe at Work Booklet - Viewer