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Posted on: March 23, 2022

[ARCHIVED] March 23, 2022 Dubuque County COVID-19 Update

Recommendations for People with COVID-19 and COVID-19 Close Contacts

COVID-19 Countywide Response

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Recommendations for People with COVID-19 and COVID-19 Close Contacts

Have you tested positive for COVID-19 or have mild symptoms and are waiting for test results?

  • Isolate. Stay at home for at least 5 days.
  • Wear a mask, stay in a separate room from other people, and use a separate bathroom if you can.
  • Do not travel for 10 days.
  • If you can’t wear a mask, stay home and away from other people for 10 days.
  • Contact your healthcare provider to discuss your test results and available treatment options.

At day 6, if symptoms are improving and you have no fever without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours:

  • You can leave isolation.
  • Keep wearing a mask around other people for 5 more days.

If your symptoms are not improving and/or you still have fever:

  • Continue to stay home until 24 hours after your fever stops without using fever-reducing medication and your symptoms have improved.

After you feel completely better, keep wearing a mask around other people at home and in public through day 10.

Have you been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19?

  • Quarantine: If you are not up to date with COVID-19 vaccines or haven’t had COVID-19 in the past 90 days, stay home and away from other people for at least 5 days. Avoid travel through day 10. If you are up to date or had COVID-19 in the past 90 days you do not have to quarantine.
  • Wear a mask around other people for 10 days.
  • Watch for symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 days.
  • Get tested on or after day 5 or if you have symptoms. People who had COVID-19 in the past 90 days should only get tested if they develop symptoms.

For more information, visit the CDC coronavirus page

31 New Cases Reported Since Mar. 16



  • 31 new positive cases reported since Mar. 16. 
  • Total positive cases/individuals reported to date = 25,881

New COVID-19 Positive Dubuque County Residents (JPG)


  • 2 County Hospitalizations:  Today, UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital has no inpatient hospitalized with COVID and MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center has 2 inpatients with COVID-19 and for a total of 2 persons hospitalized with COVID in Dubuque County.

Dubuque County Hospitalizations with COVID-19 (JPEG)


  • No new death reported since Mar. 16.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 294


  • Dubuque County COVID-19 Community Level = LOW

CDC Guidance for Low Community Level:

  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters
  • Maintain improved ventilation throughout indoor spaces when possible
  • Follow CDC recommendations for isolation and quarantine, including getting tested if you are exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19
  • If you are immunocompromised or high risk for severe disease:
     - Have a plan for rapid testing if needed (e.g., having home tests or access to testing)
     - Talk to your healthcare provider about whether you are a candidate for treatments like oral antivirals, PrEP, and monoclonal antibodies

COVID-19 Levels by County (JPG)

VACCINATIONSSleeves Up! Dubuque County (PNG)

  • 64% of all county residents are fully vaccinated
  • 55.5% of all county residents fully vaccinated have received a booster

For current information on Dubuque County vaccination opportunities, visit or call 563-690-MAKE(6253).

For information on local COVID-19 testing options, visit

Please do not reply to this message.  If you have questions, please call 563-556-6200.

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