Joint Press Release – August 18, 2021

Winneshiek County Joint COVID-19 Planning Committee recommendations:

Our Winneshiek County health partners recommend the need for you to receive the COVID-19 vaccines if you have not done so. Individuals 12 years of age and older and younger adults are strongly urged to get the vaccine as the Delta variant which is the predominant strain in Winneshiek County is being seen in the younger population.

Vaccine is available at the following locations:

Winneshiek County Public Health

Winneshiek Medical Center

Gundersen Health Systems

Thrifty White pharmacy

Walmart pharmacy

Donlon pharmacy

Free Test Iowa At-Home saliva test kits remain available from Winneshiek County Public Health Monday through Friday 8 am to 4:30 PM. They are located under the canopy on the west side of the Smith Building in small indentation of the building.

Please note if no kits are available, call 563-382-4662 and staff will bring kits down. These kits are for emergent use only for those exhibiting symptoms or known close contacts of a positive case.

If you would like to order your own kits, you need to contact Test Iowa at 1-833-286-8378. Just a reminder, these kits are not for surveillance.

If additional questions, feel free to contact Public Health or your healthcare providers.

Wear your mask, wash your hands, stay home if you are ill.