Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Sleeves Up! Dubuque County

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As of Dec. 1, 2021

Dubuque County Current Status

Total Confirmed Cases to Date
18,996

Total Deaths

243

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Recent Updates

Dec. 1: 481 New Positive Individuals and 2 Deaths Since Nov. 24  |  Read Update

Nov. 24: 691 New Positive Individuals and 1 Death Since Nov. 17  |  Read Update

Nov. 17: 626 New Positive Individuals and 2 Deaths Since Nov. 10  |  Read Update

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Mayor's Proclamation as of September 7, 2021

On September 7, 2021, Dubuque Mayor Roy D. Buol updated Dubuque’s COVID-19 pandemic-related emergency proclamation to require masks and social distancing in facilities owned by the City of Dubuque and to encourage residents to wear masks in public places in Dubuque.

Buol’s proclamation cites Dubuque County’s high rate of community transmission of the virus, an increasing number of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, as well as the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team’s recommendation that residents and visitors to Dubuque County wear face coverings in public indoor settings.

Specifically, the proclamation states:

  • Every person in the city of Dubuque older than two (2) years of age is encouraged to wear a face-covering that covers the person’s nose and mouth when in a public place.

  • Every person in the City of Dubuque older than two (2) years of age shall wear a face covering that covers the person’s nose and mouth when in any City of Dubuque-owned facility. 
City of Dubuque buildings covered by the mask requirement include Bunker Hill Golf Course (building only), Carnegie-Stout Public Library, City Hall, City Hall Annex, Historic Federal Building, Five Flags Center, Grand River Center, Jule Intermodal Transportation Center, Mystique Community Ice Center, Multicultural Family Center, and Municipal Services Center.

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.