COVID-19 Resources and Updates

Page last updated: April 3, 2020

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Iowa Department of Public Health
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 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. 
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)

Service tools

  • Plain Language COVID-19 Booklet - Information created for and by people with disabilities to help understand COVID-19 including symptoms and what to do if they become sick.
  • COVID-19 Social Story - Plain language and picture document to explain what COVID-19 is and how to avoid contracting it.
  • Iowa DD Council Resource Guide By and For People with Disabilities -  Resources developed for people with disabilities and their family members including links to the Center for Disease Control and the Administration for Community Living
  • InterRAI - Guidelines for Completing Community-Based InterRAI Assessments via a Live Video Stream


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Department of Labor
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Federal COVID-19 Website
Internal Revenue Service
  • Economic Impact Payments: What You Need to KnowContains information on individual stimulus payments passed in the CARES Act.
  • Coronavirus Webpage -  Information related to how the IRS is responding to COVID-19 including taxes, new releases, and guidance for individuals and businesses.
Office of Inspector General

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Training Resources

IACP Member-Only Access to My25.  Click here to learn more about how IACP members can access My25 through the end of April.

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]