The Pottawattamie Countywide Tourism Promotion Committee is monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As the situation is developing, we continue to follow the guidance and recommendations of public health officials. The safety and health of visitors and staff is our highest priority.

Due to COVID-19, some attractions, restaurants, and venues may be temporarily closed, have reduced hours, or other restrictions in place. We strive to have the most accurate information, but we recommend calling ahead and/or visiting the attraction website before visiting.

This is a rapidly changing situation and the Pottawattamie County COVID-19 Response Task Force recommends that people stay home as often as possible, increase social distancing efforts, wear a face mask while in public, and practice excellent hygiene and disinfectant practices. The task force is working to support businesses, schools, and community organizations to implement recommended actions that will protect people from an increased risk of severe illness.

COVID-19 Testing:

Test Iowa is a partnership between the Iowa Department of Public Health and the State Hygienics Lab. Their goal is to ensure all Iowans have access to free COVID-19 testing. 

Have an at-home test kit sent directly to your residence by submitting a request or picking up a test kit at a nearby pick-up site. There are several pick-up sites in Council Bluffs including:

  • All Care Pharmacy 
    902 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
  • Pottawattamie County Public Health Clinic 
    600 South 4th Street #100, Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Other testing is available in Council Bluffs including:

  • Walgreens Pharmacy | Free drive-thru testing
  • Hy-Vee Pharmacy - West Broadway | Free drive-thru testing
  • CHI Health Clinics | Fees may apply
  • Methodist Health Clinics | Fees may apply


Pottawattamie County Public Health COVID-19 Response

Iowa Department of Public Health

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

This post was originally published on November 20, 2020 on the Watta Way blog.