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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

UnityPoint Health will continue delivering high-quality care to the patients and communities we serve. Our top priority is keeping you and our team members safe and healthy by providing safe care, your way. To read the latest public health updates, please visit the CDC, WHO and your state's public health department websites - Iowa Dept of Public Health, Illinois Dept of Public Health and Wisconsin Dept of Health Services.


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Our top priority is keeping you and our team members safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. To see local information such as visitor restrictions, health alerts and vaccine scheduling near you, find the location below that is closest to you.



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Read the latest fact-based news from our health care experts on COVID-19.


COVID-19 FAQ

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, a new coronavirus discovered in 2019. This type of virus infects humans and animals, but this strain has not been seen in humans before 2019.

For more information, visit the CDC's website.

How does COVID-19 spread?

COVID-19 is spread in three main ways:

  • Breathing in air when close to an infected person who is exhaling small droplets and particles that contain the virus.
  • Having these small droplets and particles that contain virus land on the eyes, nose, or mouth, especially through splashes and sprays like a cough or sneeze.
  • Touching eyes, nose, or mouth with hands that have the virus on them.

For more information, visit the CDC's website.

What are COVID-19 variants?

COVID-19 variantes, like the delta variant, are strains of the virus that causes COVID-19. Numerous variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 are being tracked in the United States and globally during this pandemic. To learn more, please visit the CDC's COVID-19 variants page.

What are symptoms of COVID-19?

People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

What should I do if I think I've been exposed to COVID-19, or have symptoms?

First, stay calm. If you notice COVID-19 symptoms, you should isolate from others as much as possible. Please contact your provider or nearest clinic as soon as possible for proper screening and assessment, which could include testing.

How can I stay safe during COVID-19?

Masks, vaccines, hand washing and social distancing are all layers of protection we have in order to fight COVID-19. The more layers we use, the better protected we'll be against the virus and spreading it to others.

Where can I find help with food assistance, paying bills or other needs?

Your entire well-being matters to us. When you need some help, we would like to make it easier for you to find free and reduced cost services for your needs. If you're looking for food assistance, help with paying bills, a ride somewhere important or other types of support begin your search here.

Our Together We Care community resources tool is free to use. It offers completely private searches to help you to find free and reduced-cost local community resources specific to your needs. Local community resources are accessible to members of your local community through programs, services, support groups or other offerings.