Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

We all have an important role to play in the fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus. Please do your part to limit the spread of the virus by practicing social distancing of 6-10 feet when you are out in public, wear a mask when you cannot social distance, wash your hands frequently, and stay home when you are sick.

As of Jan. 15, 2021, at 11 a.m.

Dubuque County Current Status

Total Confirmed Cases to Date

Total Deaths


  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

Recent Updates

Jan. 16:  46 New Cases, 27 Recoveries, and 1 New Death.  1,336 New Cases, 1,484 Recoveries, and 64 New Deaths Statewide.  |  Read Update

Jan. 15: 27 New Cases, 22 Recoveries, and No New Deaths in Dubuque County. 1,317 New Cases, 1,592 Recoveries, and 6 New Deaths Statewide. | Read Update 

Jan. 14: 41 New Cases, 38 Recoveries, and 2 New Deaths in Dubuque County. 1,553 New Cases, 1,737 Recoveries, and 19 New Deaths Statewide.  |  Read Update


Summary of Enhanced Public Health Measures
Per the Governor’s Proclamations as of Jan. 7, 2021 

Gov. Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation on Jan. 7 that modifies existing public health measures designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The proclamation continues to require that when people are in an indoor public space, and unable to social distance for 15 minutes or longer, masks are required to be worn.

Spectator limits for sporting and recreational gatherings, including for high school-sponsored events, was lifted Friday, Jan. 8.

Other public health measures have been extended until Feb. 6, 2021.

To better assist you with questions you may have regarding the Governor's Proclamations related to COVID-19, there have been phone numbers established to provide guidance and answers:

  • Proclamation Questions: 515-281-5211 
  • Legal Line: 800-332-0419

Free Local COVID-19 Testing Options

While the Dubuque Test Iowa Clinic is still offering testing by appointment, Hartig Drug Company and Hy-Vee pharmacies are also offering free COVID-19 test collection in Dubuque.

Trusted Information Sources

COVID-19 Hotlines

  • Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association: 563.556.6200 
    Available 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday - Sunday. If you need to leave a message, your call will be returned as soon as possible between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

  • IDPH 24/7 Public Hotline: 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431
    Available 24/7 for Iowans with questions about COVID-19.

Dubuque Countywide Response to COVID-19

The City of Dubuque Health Services Department is working in partnership with the Dubuque County Health Department, the Dubuque County Healthcare Preparedness Coalition, and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) to prepare for and minimize the impacts of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in our community.

City of Dubuque Service Changes Due to COVID-19

The City of Dubuque has made significant changes to some services and processes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.