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

Businesses Providing Direct Client Services (IDPH)
Child Care (CDC)
Construction (CDC)
Essential Services (IDPH)
Faith-Based Orgs. (CDC)
Food Establishments (IDPH)
Healthcare (IDPH)
Higher Ed (CDC)
Long Term Care (IDPH)
Manufacturing (CDC)
Retail (ISU Extension)
Schools (CDC)
Youth Sports (CDC)

Reopening Decision Trees from Centers for Disease Control

General Businesses 
Restaurants & Bars 
Child Care 
Youth Programs & Camps 


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


Restaurants & Bars  
Iowa Restaurant Association, May 26, 2020


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