As Iowans prepare to celebrate the accomplishments of American workers and mark the unofficial end of summer vacation this Labor Day weekend, Benton County Public Health urges residents to be informed about how COVID-19 spreads and steps they can take to reduce the spread of the virus. “The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus in the first place,” said County Public Health Director Katie Cox.
LifeServe Blood Center is asking community members to book an appointment to give blood at an upcoming area blood drive.To help ensure the safety of blood donors and team members during this COVID-19 pandemic, LifeServe is enforcing several precautionary measures. Appointments are required. Donors who do not have an appointment will not be able to give blood.
Attached you will find the September 2020 WOW newsletter. This edition features:· Back to School? Back to Work? Pack Lunch to Go!· Recipe for After-School Hummus· Don’t Forget About Lunch Box Food Safety· Beginning SMART Physical Activity Goals For resources to use during the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit our Finding Answers Now page.
Make your appointment today at any of the following locations!Our clinics are fully open and able to schedule appointments either early mornings or later in the afternoons and early evenings for your convenience. Atkins Family Medical Clinic 401 Cardinal Ave.Atkins, IA 52206Phone: (319) 446-7800Therapy Clinic: (319) 446-7806Monday: 7:00am-7:00pmTuesday: 7:00am-7:00pmWednesday: 7:00am-7:00pmThursday: 7:00am-7:00pmFriday: 7:00am-4:00pmPROVIDERSSamantha Isaac, PA-CAbby Reiter, PA-CUrbana Family Medical Clinic1002 W.
In October 2011, Gov. Terry Branstad led a "Start Somewhere Walk" outside of the Iowa Capitol and invited communities across the state to do the same. It was a call to action for all Iowans to prioritize their health and make physical activity part of their daily routines.Each year after that, a Healthiest State Annual Walk has been held on the first Wednesday of October and hundreds of thousands of Iowans have participated over the course of a decade.
COVID Recovery Iowa is responding to the mental health needs of Iowans impacted by the recent storm. While more than 75,000 Iowans are still without power one week after a derecho destroyed trees, homes and brought down power lines across the state, help is available by contacting the Iowa Concern Hotline. COVID Recovery Iowa is for Iowans who have been impacted by both the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and living in the aftermath of last week's storms.
The Atkins Family Clinic will be open on Thursday and Friday from 10:00 am-1:00 pm for acute patients only. The clinic had been closed since the storm hit, but will be open.
As Iowans continue to push through the COVID-19 pandemic and maintain their new sense of normalcy, parents and guardians of school-aged children are reminded that annual physicals and back-to-school immunizations are still important. According to a report released by the Iowa Department of Public Health, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, well child visits have declined significantly, causing a delay in required and recommended immunizations, health screenings, and referrals.
Registration for the Healthiest State 10th Annual Walk, presented by Delta Dental of Iowa, is now open. On Wednesday, October 7, thousands of Iowans across the state will participate in walks at schools, workplaces and in their communities. Registration is free and easy: VisitIowaHealthiestState.com/Walk to sign-up as a group, household or individual.
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