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Posted on: May 20, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Updated Face Covering Guidance from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team

Following the last week's revised CDC guidance for fully vaccinated individuals, the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors recently ended the countywide mask mandate and the Dubuque City Council has repealed Dubuque's face covering ordinance. Face coverings are not required except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.

As these and other changes occur, the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team reminds residents that the CDC's new guidance is for fully vaccinated individuals only.

 In general, people are considered fully vaccinated: 

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

If you don’t meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 is still present and being spread in Dubuque County and the incident management team urges unvaccinated Dubuque County residents get vaccinated and to continue to take the necessary precautions to prevent the catching and spreading COVID. COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing COVID-19 disease, especially severe illness and death, and the COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of people spreading COVID-19.

If you haven't been vaccinated yet, find a vaccine by visiting or by calling the Dubuque County Sleeves Up! Call Center at 563-690-MAKE(6253).  

This message is from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team, which includes staff from the from the Dubuque County Health Department, City of Dubuque Health Department, Dubuque County Emergency Management Agency, and the Dubuque Visiting Nurse Association.

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