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COVID-19 virus

The Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management remains open for business during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Like most businesses in the country, the Department has made changes in how we conduct our daily business. Our main goal for our customers is they experience little to no interruption of services. Our offices remain open, and while some members of our staff are teleworking, you may still contact them through their work email, work cell phone, or by calling HSEMD's main phone line at 515.725.3231.


For the latest facts on COVID-19, please check the Iowa Department of Public Health or the Centers for Disease Control.

Governor's Disaster Proclamations

State resources have been activated and deployed to assist with the ongoing disaster at no cost to local jurisdictions. State resources include equipment, personnel, technical assistance/guidance, supplies, and essential services to provide assistance in the form of traffic control, security, vaccines, transportation, and other emergency response and recovery capabilities.

Presidential Major Disaster Declaration

The president approved Gov. Kim Reynolds' request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for COVID-19, removing a $5 million cap on federal funds as well as making available the Community Disaster Loan program. The declaration provides assistance for work and services to save lives and protect property, to include emergency protective measures.