Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Sleeves Up! Dubuque County

Getting vaccinated will help keep you, your family, and your community healthy and safe. At 95% efficacy, the vaccine is extraordinarily effective at protecting you from the virus. By getting vaccinated, you can help end the damage to the economy, prevent more illnesses and deaths in America, and eliminate and eradicate COVID-19.

As of July 21, 2021

Dubuque County Current Status

Total Confirmed Cases to Date
13,595

Total Deaths

213

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Recent Updates

July 26: Message from 200 Dubuque County Health Care Providers  |  Read Update

July 21: 253 More Completed Vaccinations and 20 New Positive Individuals Since July 14  |  Read Update

July 15: 306 More Completed Vaccinations and 35 New Positive Individuals from July 5-14  |  Read Update

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Mayor's Proclamation as of May 20, 2021

On May 20, 2021, Dubuque Mayor Roy D. Buol issued a proclamation urging residents to follow the latest guidance for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Buol’s proclamation states, "Pursuant to Article III, Section 38A of the Iowa Constitution, the powers vested in me as Mayor under Section 372.14(2) of the Iowa Code, Section 7-3-1 of the City of Dubuque Code of Ordinances, I deem it essential that when present within the City of Dubuque all persons comply with the guidance of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal and state laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance."

The proclamation also states that a state of emergency or public danger in the City of Dubuque exists and continues and adopts additional detailed CDC guidance for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, including travel guidance.

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.