Johnson County Public Health

Johnson County Public Health Johnson County Public Health, Iowa City, Iowa. Promoting Health. Preventing Harm. www.johnson-county.com/health Johnson County Public Health provides leadership in: -Preventing epidemics and the spread of disease -Protecting against environmental hazards -Preventing injuries -Promoting and encouraging healthy behaviors -Responding to disasters and assisting communities in recovery -Assuring the quality and accessibility of health services Johnson County Public Health is a department of Johnson County, Iowa, www.johnson-county.com.
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This site is intended to serve as a mechanism for communication between the public and Johnson County Public Health on the listed topics.

Mission: To promote, protect, and improve the safety, health, and well-being of Johnson County.

Operating as usual

This is our shot Johnson County! As part of Phase 1B Tier 1, Ms. Shannon, Student and Family Advocate at Alexander Eleme...
02/16/2021

This is our shot Johnson County! As part of Phase 1B Tier 1, Ms. Shannon, Student and Family Advocate at Alexander Elementary in Iowa City, received her first COVID-19 vaccine at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, one of our partners vaccinating specific eligible occupations. #JoCoVaccinates

02/10/2021
Vaccine Watch Wednesday - 2.10.21 - Is there a cost to receive a COVID-19 vaccine?

Vaccine Watch Wednesday - There is no cost to individuals to receive a COVID-19 vaccine regardless of insurance or immigration status. Health care providers can charge an administration fee to a patient's insurance, or for uninsured patients, to the government.

There is no cost to individuals to receive a COVID-19 vaccine regardless of insurance or immigration status. Health care providers can charge an administrat...

Coralville Community Food Pantry
02/10/2021

Coralville Community Food Pantry

Johnson County Public Health bundled up and came by to help members learn more about the COVID vaccine and answer questions! Thanks Hannah and Kelly for braving the cold!

We are excited to continue this partnership to make sure our members are ready and well-informed when their time to receive the vaccine comes up!

Stay tuned for more visits from JCPH!

This is our shot Johnson County! As part of Phase 1B Tier 1 Johnson County Sheriff's Office Deputy Watts received their ...
02/10/2021

This is our shot Johnson County! As part of Phase 1B Tier 1 Johnson County Sheriff's Office Deputy Watts received their first COVID-19 vaccine at Towncrest Pharmacy, one of our partners vaccinating specific eligible occupations. #JoCoVaccinates

02/09/2021
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Thank you to UIHC, one of our vaccine administration partners, for getting our 65+ residents vaccinated safely and efficiently. We know many more of you want to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and thankfully we have the ability to speed up this process just as soon as we get more vaccine.

Relief. Joy. And another step forward to end this pandemic.

Take a look back at our first full day vaccinating those eligible in Phase 1b: http://spr.ly/6182He5Ea

Johnson County, Iowa
02/08/2021

Johnson County, Iowa

Reminder, the Johnson County local public health disaster emergency was extended until Feb. 19, 2021.

The continuation of the disaster emergency also extends the date of the face covering/mask regulation for all of Johnson County. The resolution requires every person in Johnson County to wear a face covering/mask when in public settings indoors and outdoors when it is not possible to keep six feet away from others. Public settings include, but are not limited to stores, schools, public transportation, or other public settings that are not one’s place of residence or with people who do not live in the same household.

You can view the full Johnson County declaration here: https://www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=28922.

Johnson County Public Health believes Black History is American History and that the issues that affect the Black commun...
02/07/2021

Johnson County Public Health believes Black History is American History and that the issues that affect the Black community affect us all. Today, we honor and recognize National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. There is much work ahead to end the HIV epidemic. JCPH is here for you when you’re ready to get tested and/or talk about ways to reduce your risk of acquiring HIV. We offer nonjudgmental and confidential rapid testing services M-F, 8am-4pm. Because of COVID-19 our clinic is appointment based only, so please call 319-356-6040 to schedule an appointment. Make a commitment to yourself today.

Gathering virtually or with the people you live with is the safest way to celebrate the Super Bowl this year. This year,...
02/06/2021

Gathering virtually or with the people you live with is the safest way to celebrate the Super Bowl this year. This year, choose a safer way to enjoy the game.

Host a virtual Super Bowl watch party by:
-Wearing clothing or decorate your home with your favorite team’s logo or colors.

-Make appetizers or snacks with the people you live with to enjoy while watching the game and share the recipes with your friends and family.

-Start a text group with other fans to chat about the game while watching. If with opposing team fans, make sure to be a good sport ;-)

For more information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/small-gatherings.html

Here are a few shots of some Johnson County staff supporting the Go Red for Women. February is American Heart month so c...
02/05/2021

Here are a few shots of some Johnson County staff supporting the Go Red for Women. February is American Heart month so check back for more information about how to keep your heart healthy.

https://www.goredforwomen.org/en

Vaccine Watch Wednesday - Phase 1B in Johnson CountyVaccine administration is going slowly and that is frustrating. What...
02/03/2021
Vaccine Watch Wednesday - Phase 1B Vaccine Roll-Out in Johnson County 2.3.21

Vaccine Watch Wednesday - Phase 1B in Johnson County

Vaccine administration is going slowly and that is frustrating. What we are experiencing is a speed bump, not a roadblock. The vaccine is still moving. Getting everyone who wants a COVID-19 vaccine is going to make for a long trip, but we will eventually get to cruising speed with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout!
https://youtu.be/V1cOwrOSvZ8

Vaccine administration is going slowly and that is frustrating. What we are experiencing is a speed bump, not a roadblock. The vaccine is still moving. Curre...

Iowa Department of Public Health in partnership with Walgreens and CVS Pharmacy announce the availability of COVID-19 va...
02/03/2021
COVID-19 Vaccine: FAQs & Distribution Information | Walgreens

Iowa Department of Public Health in partnership with Walgreens and CVS Pharmacy announce the availability of COVID-19 vaccine for approximately 32,000 Iowans age 65 and older.

Unused vaccines which were originally allocated to the Long-Term Care Pharmacy Partnership Program have been redistributed to a limited number of Walgreens and CVS stores in select Iowa counties, and reserved for Iowans age 65 and older. This is a one-time, additional allocation of vaccine.

Iowans age 65 and older can register online for a vaccine appointment at a participating Walgreens or CVS location near them. Registration can be found here: https://www.walgreens.com/topic/promotion/covid-vaccine.jsp?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Appointments are limited to the number of vaccines available at each location.

If you are not able to secure one of these vaccine appointments, be assured that more vaccines are coming to the state on a weekly basis.

Please do not call the stores as both agencies are only able to provide scheduled appointments for this limited one time occasion.

Walgreens now offers a COVID-19 vaccine for eligible recipients. Get the latest information & answers to frequently asked questions about a coronavirus vaccine.

Vaccine Update for Phase 1B
01/28/2021

Vaccine Update for Phase 1B

In this episode of Vaccine Watch Wednesday, Public Health Nurse Kelly Smith talks to Health Educator Susan Vileta about ...
01/27/2021
Vaccine Watch Wednesday 1.27.21 Severe Allergic Reactions

In this episode of Vaccine Watch Wednesday, Public Health Nurse Kelly Smith talks to Health Educator Susan Vileta about very rare severe allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines.

JCPH staff (Kelly Smith, PH Nurse and Susan Vileta, Health Educator) talk about very rare severe allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines.

01/26/2021
Johnson County, Iowa

Johnson County, Iowa

Due to weather conditions, Johnson County government will delay opening buildings to the public until 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. Be safe!

Iowa updated the COVID-19 Vaccination Phase 1b priority groups today. PLEASE understand there is still LIMITED vaccine s...
01/21/2021

Iowa updated the COVID-19 Vaccination Phase 1b priority groups today. PLEASE understand there is still LIMITED vaccine so not everyone will be able to be vaccinated right away in February. Johnson County Public Health will inform the public when and where they can go to receive their vaccine.

Pioneer Park- Lone Tree Health Care Center staff and residents received their COVID-19 vaccines last week. 💚 #JoCoVaccin...
01/21/2021

Pioneer Park- Lone Tree Health Care Center staff and residents received their COVID-19 vaccines last week. 💚 #JoCoVaccinates

Remember, it takes about two weeks after getting the second dose for the body to produce enough antibodies for fullest p...
01/20/2021

Remember, it takes about two weeks after getting the second dose for the body to produce enough antibodies for fullest protection.

Oaknoll Retirement Residence residents and staff received their COVID-19 vaccinations last week and look forward to once...
01/15/2021

Oaknoll Retirement Residence residents and staff received their COVID-19 vaccinations last week and look forward to once again filling their hallways with loved ones. 💚

This is our shot Johnson County! #JoCoVaccinates

Vaccine Watch Wednesday - Health Educator Susan Vileta talks with Kim Bergen-Jackson, Administrator at Oaknoll Retiremen...
01/13/2021
Vaccine Watch Wednesday 01 13 21 Interview with Oaknoll Administrator Kim Bergen-Jackson

Vaccine Watch Wednesday - Health Educator Susan Vileta talks with Kim Bergen-Jackson, Administrator at Oaknoll Retirement Residence, about the impact of the pandemic on residents and staff and both share their visions of brighter days ahead.

Susan Vileta talks with Kim Bergen-Jackson, Administrator at Oaknoll, about the impact of the pandemic on residents and staff and both share their visions of...

Yesterday, the federal government announced increased availability of COVID-19 vaccine and that those over 65, or under ...
01/13/2021

Yesterday, the federal government announced increased availability of COVID-19 vaccine and that those over 65, or under 65 with significant health conditions, may begin to receive the vaccine under phase 1b in the future. However, Iowa is starting with those 75+ and some additional groups, until there is confidence that supply meets the demands of this broader and larger eligibility criteria.

Once Iowa is receiving more vaccines, those over 65 and those with health conditions can be vaccinated too.

Iowa Department of Public Health is sharing data on statewide COVID-19 vaccine administration. These updates will be pub...
01/11/2021

Iowa Department of Public Health is sharing data on statewide COVID-19 vaccine administration. These updates will be published each week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Reports will initially be static visualizations, including high-level information on vaccine administration totals, as well as county-level information.

The current update and future dashboard will be housed on the existing https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/ website, under Vaccine Administration.

01/08/2021
Think Iowa City

Kudos to Dave Koch and Sam Jarvis!

Johnson County Public Health Director Dave Koch and Community Health Manager, Sam Jarvis, have earned our praises this year as they have directed all efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 in our county and beyond. The entire team at Johnson County Public Health have worked tirelessly and deserve recognition.

We surprised this dynamic duo with a BRAVO Award presentation at their weekly staff meeting. Unfortunately, Dave couldn't be on the call but we definitely took Sam by surprise. Please see the comments for full details.

Individual residents, please be patient and watch for updates to find out when it's your turn to be vaccinated.
01/06/2021

Individual residents, please be patient and watch for updates to find out when it's your turn to be vaccinated.

01/06/2021
Vaccine Watch Wednesday

Vaccine Watch Wednesday - Please understand NEXT doesn't mean NOW. Individual residents, please be patient and watch for updates to find out when it's your turn to be vaccinated.

Be that person who asks their health care provider or local public health department questions about COVID-19 vaccines, ...
01/05/2021

Be that person who asks their health care provider or local public health department questions about COVID-19 vaccines, so you're ready to get the vaccine when there's enough available for you.

Cheers to those who continue to wear masks, practice social distancing and who have found ways to safely celebrate New Y...
12/31/2020

Cheers to those who continue to wear masks, practice social distancing and who have found ways to safely celebrate New Year’s Eve.

Happy New Year from Johnson County Public Health!

12/30/2020
Vaccine Watch Wednesday

Vaccine Watch Wednesdays - Johnson County Public Health is focused on listening to your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and providing clear, accurate, science-based information so you can make an informed decision about getting it. Every Wednesday, we will share the latest on these vaccines through videos, social media posts and emails to community partners.

Please send in your questions through our social media accounts or email [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!

For more information on how mRNA COVID-19 vaccines work, go to https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/mrna.html.

Address

855 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA
52240

Bus stop on grounds. On Broadway and Cross Park bus routes.

General information

Public Health Department for Johnson County, Iowa

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(319) 356-6040

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Thanks for all your good work! Here's a vaccination-promotion song from Iowa City songwriter Aprille Clarke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRIOdexGrNA&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR2s-MtxJxd-N8lBtBpTIKkyAp_HcHx_hSNZnh3Aufpli8rn8Sy9CB6CK68
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What is your experience as a patient receiving care form nurse practitioners? Hello, I’m Alec Steils. I am a student at Morningside College studying to be a nurse practitioner. My course work requires me to complete a research project. I am interested in learning what the public thinks about care provided by nurse practitioners. If you are over 18 and are an Iowa resident, I’d like to hear what you think. Please click on this link to learn more about the study to determine if you would like to participate. By clicking on this link, you will not begin the questionnaire, you will be given more information after which you can decide whether or not you want to participate in the anonymous study. The questionnaire is totally voluntary and anonymous. It will only take a few minutes to complete. Thank you in advance for your time. The information you give will help me to become a better healthcare provider.
What is your experience as a patient receiving care form nurse practitioners? Hello, I’m Alec Steils. I am a student at Morningside College studying to be a nurse practitioner. My course work requires me to complete a research project. I am interested in learning what the public thinks about care provided by nurse practitioners. If you are over 18 and are an Iowa resident, I’d like to hear what you think. Please click on this link to learn more about the study to determine if you would like to participate. By clicking on this link, you will not begin the questionnaire, you will be given more information after which you can decide whether or not you want to participate in the anonymous study. The questionnaire is totally voluntary and anonymous. It will only take a few minutes to complete. Thank you in advance for your time. The information you give will help me to become a better healthcare provider.
What is your experience as a patient receiving care form nurse practitioners? Hello, I’m Alec Steils. I am a student at Morningside College studying to be a nurse practitioner. My course work requires me to complete a research project. I am interested in learning what the public thinks about care provided by nurse practitioners. If you are over 18 and are an Iowa resident, I’d like to hear what you think. Please click on this link to learn more about the study to determine if you would like to participate. By clicking on this link, you will not begin the questionnaire, you will be given more information after which you can decide whether or not you want to participate in the anonymous study. The questionnaire is totally voluntary and anonymous. It will only take a few minutes to complete. Thank you in advance for your time. The information you give will help me to become a better healthcare provider.
Do you have a county map with covid numbers broken down by community?
I notice on the Johnson County website that the coronavirus information is available in a surprising number of languages. This is commendable. I can't help but notice that German is not included. Johnson County has a large population of Amish for whom their primary language is German. This community seems to be largely ignored by the county public health officials regarding coronavirus. I understand that the Amish have set themselves apart in many ways and are therefore off the radar of the larger community. But when it comes to the spread of the coronavirus the Amish are relying on word of mouth information. Much of this information is inaccurate nonsense. They are holding super-spreader events (weddings) and then shopping at Menards, Walmart, and other businesses in Iowa City. Not to mention their own businesses that attract customers to their farms. It is time to recognize that they are in fact integrated into the larger community. They are affected and infected with COVID19 and are in a position to spread it throughout, not just their Amish community, but beyond the Amish community. Please take their health and those with whom they have contact more seriously.
So if I'm reading the data on the State's Covid-19 web page correctly, Johnson County has had about 39 new cases since June 15. That is a fairly significant increase. Has anyone explained the cause? Increased testing in the county? Poor social distancing at the BLM protests? I can't find anywhere that explains county data.
Could someone at the County Public Health please talk about any contact tracing that is being of Covid-19 patients in the county. I do not understand why this is not being discussed, with our still relatively low number of cases it seems like something that is still realistic. What is the county’s strategy in dealing with this outbreak? I have watched all the press conferences and read all the releases and it seems all that is being done is urging people to socially distance and wash their hands? Why aren’t we taking the fight to the virus but rather choosing to just let it dictate the terms of our response? I have been asking questions of the department and getting no response, I don’t feel like this out of line to be asking. I see you are responding to other comments, please let us know what is being done to slow this spread other than the passive tactics that are discussed and posted about. It’s not too late, the public is begging for action.
Are hair salons within the business shut down?
Johnson County Public Health why are you not releasing any information about where confirmed COVID-19 cases have been within the county? We have had the most confirmed cases in the state and we have heard next to nothing from our public health department about where these individuals have been prior to their positive diagnosis. With the local DJ testing positive recently this is of even more concern, I see Linn County Public Health immediately made a statement about a bar/restaurant he had performed at, yet we have crickets from our local officials in Johnson County. How can we adequately protect ourselves and families without this basic information. Many of us may have come into contact or been in the same building as those who are confirmed positive yet we have no idea. How can we know if we need to self quarantine without this basic information. I feel ill informed and let down by my local public health authorities. Please step up and remedy this situation ASAP so residents can do everything in our power to protect ourselves and others in the community.
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