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Posted on: June 22, 2022

[ARCHIVED] June 22, 2022 Dubuque County COVID-19 Update

Vaccinations Recommended for Everyone 6 Months and Older

COVID-19 Countywide Response

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Vaccinations Recommended for Everyone 6 Months and Older

The CDC now recommends that everyone 6 months and older should get vaccinated against COVID-19 and boosters for everyone 5 years and older, if and when eligible. Getting vaccinated can help protect you from severe disease, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19. Learn more.
 Local vaccine providers will begin vaccinations of 6-month holds to 5-year olds this week.  Please contact your child's health care provider or visit their website for details on vaccination appointments.
Get additional details on COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations for Children and Teens.

Who should be vaccinated (JPG)

Free Rapid Testing and PCR Testing Options

  • Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order a third round of free at-home, rapid tests. Order your tests.
  • Free PCR test kits are also available for pick-up locally or you can request to have them mailed to your home. Learn more. 

164* New Cases Reported Since June 15


  • 164* new positive cases reported since June 8. 
  • Total positive cases/individuals reported to date = 27,299

* Due to the wide availability of at-home rapid tests, the results of which are usually not reported/recorded, it is widely believed that new COVID cases are underreported. The number reported in this update is the number of new cases reported to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

New COVID-19 Cases in Dubuque County (JPG)


  • 11 County Hospitalizations:  Today, MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center has 9 inpatients with COVID-19 and UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital has 2 inpatients hospitalized with COVID for a total of 11 persons hospitalized with COVID in Dubuque County.

Dubuque County Hospitalizations with COVID-19 (JPEG)


Dubuque County COVID-19 Community Level = MEDIUM

CDC Guidance for MEDIUM Community Level: 
 If you are immunocompromised or high risk for severe disease

  • Talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions (e.g., testing)
  • 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

If you have household or social contact with someone at high risk for severe disease

  • consider self-testing to detect infection before contact
  • consider wearing a mask when indoors with them

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

COVID-19 Community Levels (JPG)


Dubuque County COVID-19 Community Transmission Level = HIGH
 The CDC's Community Transmission Level is based on the number of new cases per 100,000 population and is used by local healthcare facilities to determine internal protocol and procedures. 

Community Transmission (JPG)


  • No new deaths reported since June 1.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 299

VACCINATIONSSleeves Up! Dubuque County (PNG)

  • 64.9% of all county residents are fully vaccinated
  • 56.8% of all county residents fully vaccinated have received a booster

Get current information on Dubuque County vaccination opportunities.

Get information on local COVID-19 testing options.

Please do not reply to this message.  If you have general questions about COVID-19, please call 563-556-6200.  
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