Safe at Work Booklet



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Updated December 4, 2020

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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)

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)


Safe at Work Update January 21, 2021, 7:30 a.m.
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November 19, 2020, 7:30 a.m. - "COVID-19 Safe at Work"
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•    Protocols for Positive Tests and CDC updates - Kristin Dietzel, Greater Dubuque Development
•    A3 Problem Solving through a Pandemic - Best Practices - Mark Geistkamper, CAMSO
•    Unemployment Updates - Marla Loecke, IowaWorks
•    Community Updates - Wendy Mihm-Herold, Northeast Iowa Community College

Vaccine Webinars

Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce "Phase 1B Distribution", February 24, 2021
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Medical Associates Series
Pt 1 - Why Do We Vaccinate?
Pt 2 - How Does a Vaccine Work?
Pt 3 - What is Herd Immunity?
Pt 4 - What is the Approval Process for a Vaccine?
Pt 5 - Why do We Sometimes Need to be Repeatedly Vaccinated?
Pt 6 - What Does Medical Associates Recommend Regarding Vaccines?

What Employers Need to Know about the COVID-19 Vaccine (12/3/2020)
Presented by Project Better Together with speakers from University of Iowa Hospitals

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"

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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
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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:

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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).

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