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.

On Tuesday, March 17, Governor Kim Reynolds declared a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency as of 10:15 a.m. All of Pottawattamie County should adhere to the temporary measures that are listed in the State of Iowa Proclamation of Disaster Emergency. You can find the most recent State of Iowa Proclamation of Disaster Emergency here

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.

Resources:

Pottawattamie County EMA COVID-19

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.