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How much is the lag time from hospitalization to ICU transfer?
What do you think the lag time will be for vaccines for the general public?
Is there any consideration for a statewide mask mandate?
*to the general public*
Marketa, I will address that in a bit.
What data do we have about testing access and availability? We are hearing about so many people experiencing delays or barriers in accessing tests or test sites.
If we are doing so much worst why does it seem that we are opening up more and more?
Is it okay to share this graphic?
on the symptoms of COVID-19
What are you guys hearing as far as the newest updated science regarding length of time individuals are immune from contracting the virus again post recovery? And have you seen or heard of any cases where people have contracted the virus more than one time?
Joe Dolack- DMARC Operations
how can we get a copy on the symptoms graphic
will this presentation be made available when it is over? Gov press conf at 11am where she is to be announcing some restrictions
Can we get a copy of the entire presentation?
Please schedule regular public updates for residents of Polk County.
Thank you Dr. Carreon and Dr. Purtle. We appreciate the updates from both of you.
Agreed, and we appreciate the hard work you and your staff are giving to care for our citizens.
Is Polk County planning to set up an additional testing site? Clearly, the State of Iowa is ignoring the surge.
›In addition to the TestIowa site, what are the other testing websites you recommend we can send our employees and clients to, considering they are largely not able to get testing through the Polk County Test Iowa site? (Our staff report similar issues at other Test Iowa sites throughout the state).
Joe Dolack- DMARC Operations
Is there alternative testing sites that are affordable for non profits. Since part of operational plan is to get staff tested. 3
Will 211 offer information on the vaccine when it is available to answer community persons questions?
Yes, we will work closely with Polk County to ensure 211 has the most up to date information once vaccine information becomes available,
Vaccine group - If you need rapid transport for vaccines let Civil Air Patrol know. We have Aircraft ready. Jerickson@iawg.cap.gov
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Can you please repeat the last comment about requiring a mask statewide. I was just watching the governor's press conference and she is NOT requiring it.
I saw that too. Minor changes to mask wear in restaurants and bars.
Are there any contingency plans if conditions worsen and we get to the point where everybody needs to isolate for 14 days to stop the spread?
Our staff have been using DoINeedACovid19Test.com to schedule testing at HyVee pharmacies — is this an approved method?
No, actually it was something sid just before Angela started her comments. I
Thank you for the update!
Thank you for the presentation.