Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19):

The Iowa Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have created several great resources which provide information over the Coronavirus Disease 2019.

Please use the links below to find updates over COVID-19.




O’Brien County General Assistance – Mental Health Resources


Iowa Economic Development

Iowa Finance Authority

IDALS – Iowa Resource Coordination Center (A resource for Iowa livestock farmers in need)

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

U.S. Small Business Administration – Disaster Loan Assistance

  • SBA –
  • The SBA is now making loans available statewide to small businesses and private, non-profit organizations to help alleviate economic injury caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%. SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based upon each borrower’s ability to repay.
  • For questions, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or email  disastercustomerservice@sba.govcreate new email.

Public Assistance Grant Program

FEMA – Disaster Financial Management Guide

Additional COVID-19 Resources / Information


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Emergency Preparedness:

Business – Emergency Planning:

Flood Hazard Mapping  – Website Links:

Flood Insurance Rate Maps – Flood Insurance Study:

Flood Mitigation / Recovery:

Preparing for a Foreign Animal Disease: