COVID-19 Resources and Updates


Page last updated: October 2020

Quick Links



  • COVID-19 Daily Checklist - Based on information received from CDC, CMS and IDPH, IACP recommends that all members complete the following checklist every day.
  • COVID-19 Supplemental List - What to do if/when a person served or staff member is suspected or has a positive COVID-19 test. 
  • Considerations for Reopening Day Programming in Iowa

    The purpose of this document is to help day service providers in Iowa begin conversations that will guide the reopening process. When planning for reopening day sergices, take into consideration state and local COVID-19 guidelines.

  • Return to Employment Services Assessment Tool - This document can be used to gather information so each individual and their team can make an informed decision about the individual’s return to work.

Iowa Department of Public Health
  • COVID-19 Page - Overall statewide data and Iowa-specific topical links.
Governor's Office
  • Newsroom - Latest updates on actions taken by Governor Reynolds and alerts to upcoming press conferences.
Iowa Department of Human Services
  • COVID-19 Provider FAQ Page - A list of the Frequently Asked Questions from Iowa Medicaid Enterprise, updated regularly and addresses specific provider-related issues. (long page: scroll to the bottom to see all updates)
  • COVID-19 Page - Links to all DHS Supported Services including childcare, support, Medicaid, mental health, DHS team member information and external resource. Pertinent information to children’s service providers.
  • Informational Letters - Informational Letters published by DHS, letters labeled with “CVD” are COVID-19 related as well as those that include COVID-19 or Coronavirus in the description.
  • Iowa COVID-19 Medicaid Provider Toolkit - Additional source for COVID-19 related questions from Iowa Medicaid Enterprise. Dated document so please check frequently and make note of date. 
  • DHS Medicaid Flexibilities Requests in Response to COVID-19 Emergency - This grid outlines requests made by Iowa DHS to CMS, status, and dates of implementation. Click here to view a timeline of DHS' response to COVID-19.
Department of Inspections and Appeals
  • COVID-19 PageLinks to all DIA related programs as well as department operations and resources related to COVID-19
State of Iowa
  • COVID-19 Webpage - Overall State of Iowa COVID-19 page includes information on current status, symptoms, prevention, Governor’s Proclamations, guidance, resources and frequently asked questions
Iowa Workforce Development

National Behavioral Health and I/DD

ANCOR (National I/DD Provider Association)
  • ANCOR COVID-19 Page - Updated regularly, industry-specific links and resources. All IACP members are also ANCOR members. If you need assistance accessing this information please contact IACP staff. 
National Council (National BH Provider Association)
  • National Council COVID-19 Page - Updated regularly, industry-specific links and resources. All IACP members are National Council members, if you need assistance with accessing this information please contact IACP staff.
  • COVID-10 Guidance for BH Residential Facilities - Guide with multiple resources developed by the National Council, updated regularly so check for updated versions.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Telehealth Funding

  • FCC Telehealth funding guidance can be found at this link.

Service Tools


Your Life Iowa




Mental Health Resource

  • The Your Life Iowa Website includes links to phone, text and live chat support options. If you or a loved one are facing a problem with alcohol, drugs, gambling, mental health or suicidal thoughts, you’re not alone. That is why the Iowa Department of Public Health has created so Iowans can chat live, text, or call and get reliable information and treatment options, and find nearby help. 


  • Social Work License Map: Click here for a list of 60 resources for mental health assistance.



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Department of Labor
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Federal COVID-19 Website
  • Click here to view the federal COVID-19 website.
Internal Revenue Service
Office of Inspector General


Training Links


Members can access Relias Learning through IACP. This online learning resource can be helpful to:

  • Facilitate quick onboarding of staff
  • Maximize the use of distance learning
  • Quickly distribute custom content and relevant materials to staff 

If you would like more information please contact Ben Woodworth, [email protected]