Siouxland District Health Department

Creating a healthy community for all

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Reportable Disease Hotline

To report diseases immediately, use the Iowa Department of Public Health 24/7 disease reporting telephone hotline: 1-800-362-2736. 

 
Want to know when and how to report certain diseases view IDPH's Disease Reporting Poster.

Disease Tracker

Interested in knowing what illnesses are being reported in Woodbury County? Find out by viewing our Disease Tracker.

Radon

Testing your home for radon is easy and inexpensive. Test kits are available at SDHD for only $7. Learn more about radon and testing your home. 

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Smoke Free Housing

Learn more about owning or renting a smoke free apartment and which Woodbury County apartment complexes are smoke free.

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WIC Appointment?

Please read the Iowa WIC Rights & Responsibilities statement before your scheduled certification appointment(s). Lea la Declaración de derechos y responsabilidades de WIC de Iowa antes de su(s) cita(s) de certificación. 

Iowa WIC Rights & Responsibilities statement (French)

Make sure you are prepared and you bring everything you need. Find out what you should bring with you

Move Your Way

 Move Your Way link: Want to get more physical activity? Build a weekly plan

 

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IMMUNIZATIONS

Need a copy of your child's immunization record? Click Here. Must have name, date of birth, and a Social Security or Medicaid number.

To schedule an appointment, call 712-279-6119 and ask for the clinic.

Immunization eligibility information for Vaccine for Children's (VFC) program in English and Spanish 

Click here for more information.

All clinics held at SDHD, 1014 Nebraska St.

There is a $15.00 administration fee per child for all non-Iowa Medicaid children receiving vaccinations through our immunization clinics.  We accept cash, check, credit or debit cards for payment at this time. In addition, we are unable to accept children with Hawk-I coverage.  These children should be taken to their physician for immunizations.

  

COVID-19 Quarantine Guidelines PDF Print E-mail

 

 

SDHD Quarantine Guidance 

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Effective February 12, 2021, fully vaccinated persons with exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID‐19 are not required to quarantine if they meet ALL of the following criteria:
     1. Are fully vaccinated (i.e., ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a
         2‐dose series, or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single dose vaccine)
     2. Have remained asymptomatic since the current COVID‐19 exposure
 
Individuals meeting the criteria must still continue to follow current guidance to protect themselves and others, including
     • Wearing a mask and staying at least 6 feet away from others
     • Covering coughs and sneezes and washing hands often
     • Following all CDC travel guidance
     • Following any applicable workplace or school guidance
 
Fully vaccinated people that do not quarantine following an exposure must watch for symptoms for 14 days following the exposure and if symptoms develop, they should be evaluated by a physician and tested for COVID-19 if clinically indicated.  
 
 
 
Re-exposure recommendations for persons previously infected with COVID-19
If previously diagnosed with COVID-19, but have since recovered and remain asymptomatic:
  • Retesting is not recommended within three months after the date of symptom onset (or date of test if asymptomatic persons) for the initial COVID-19 infection.
  • Quarantine is not recommended in the event of close contact with an infected person during the three month time period, as long as the previously infected person remains asymptomatic.
In persons who develop new symptoms consistent with COVID-19 during the 3 months after the date of initial symptom onset (if an alternative etiology cannot be identified by a provider), re-testing should be considered.
  • The symptomatic person should be isolated again until the 10/1 rule is met, unless a healthcare provider provides an alternate diagnosis or is tested for COVID-19 and receives a negative COVID-19 result.
  • No contact tracing is necessary.

 

Effective December 3, 2020 Siouxland District Health Department implemented the updated recommendations for the quarantine rules recently released by CDC and Iowa Department of Public Health.  

  • The CDC now allows for a 10-day quarantine for individuals exposed to COVID.  This replaces the former recommendation of 14 days.
  • The quarantine period may be shortened to as little as 7 days with a negative test under the following conditions:
    • The negative test cannot be collected more than 2 days prior to the quarantine end date.
      • Example – if the quarantine end date is 7 days, the test must be collected at least 5 days after the exposure. 
    • No symptoms of COVID have been observed at any point during the quarantine period.
    • Monitoring for symptoms needs to continue through Day 14 and the person should isolate immediately if symptoms develop. 
  • No quarantine period can be less than 7 full days.

 

  • TESTING
    • Individuals will need to contact their medical provider or other testing locations to obtain tests that may shorten the quarantine period.
    • Testing for the purposes of shortening quarantine will be based on availability of adequate testing resources in the community and priority of testing should be given to those seeking evaluation for infection.
  • SDHD will NOT be able to:
    • Arrange for testing
    • Obtain copies of test results or send test results
    • Confirm or validate that all criteria for early quarantine release have been met.
  • It’s critical that people stay in quarantine for 10 days if they’ve had any COVID symptoms while in quarantine. 

 

 Click here for a printable pdf version of the December 2020 quarantine changes.

For more information about these changes from CDC, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/scientific-brief-options-to-reduce-quarantine.html

 
 
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