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COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for Businesses

March 26, 2021

Currently, on April 5, 2021, all individuals regardless of age, occupation, medical condition, citizenship or documentation status will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in Polk County. This means that all of your employees will qualify for a COVID-19 vaccine in the coming weeks. This change will depend on vaccine supply in the county.

Below is a list of vaccine providers that are willing to vaccinate employees on site. Polk County Health Department is no longer determining local business eligibility. As businesses begin to make vaccination plans with vaccine providers, we ask that businesses stay with one vaccine provider only. Do not work with multiple vaccine providers as this will make it extremely difficult to solidify vaccination plans.

Polk County Health Department recommends that businesses select one individual from their leadership team to coordinate vaccination plans and communicate with vaccine providers. This ensures the flow of communication stays consistent.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work together to vaccinate our community!

 

Medicap:https://hipaa.jotform.com/210827669788172

Hy-Vee: Justin Manning: JManning@hy-vee.com

UnityPoint Health: Kathy Goranson, Director - UnityPoint Health – DM Occupational Medicine Kathleen.goranson@unitypoint.org 

MercyOne Des Moines:corporatehealth@mercydesmoines.org

Medicap Pharmacy Urbandale: 515-276-3471

 

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Please consider lifting those restrictions that require employees to have a doctor's excuse for illness.  The clinicians are currently inundated with serious illnesses, COVID-19 tests for those showing symptoms of the illness and other issues.  They will not be able to take the time to write a note for your employee.  Also you do not want your employee visiting a clinic where people displaying symptoms of COVID-19 have gone to get tested. 

If you have employees that have pre-existing conditions making them susceptible to serious consequences from contracting COVID-19, we are asking you to make every effort to allow them to work from home or allow them to take sick time to remain safe during this crisis. 

There are some preventative measures that can be taken to help keep you and your employees safe.  Consider having your employees take their temperature before they come to work and when they get home from work.  Any temperature over 100.4 degrees should be reported to a supervisor and that employee should stay home.  

Consider increasing cleaning of work surfaces at your facilities.  Cleaning should take place frequently throughout the day.  Any commercial cleaner is effective as is a mix of bleach and water. 

Increase social distancing at your workplace.  Consider allowing work from home where possible.  Limit sharing of equipment and using common workstations, break areas, etc. 

Finally, if you have an employee that displays any of the symptoms of COVID-19 (persistent cough, fever greater than 100.4, sore throat) they should be sent home immediately and advised to contact their medical provider.  Those in immediate contact with that employee should be considered for self quarantine and observation. 

Stay Home When you are Sick!

Why Quarantine for 14 Days?

CDC Resources for Businesses and Employers

CDC Cleaning Resources

IDPH Resources for Businesses and Organizations

COVID-19 Testing Considerations for Businesses

Iowa Guidance for Senior Centers and Adult Day Programs

Best Practices tips for greenhouses and nurseries from Illinois Green Industry Association

Tips to prevent COVID-19 at greenhouses and nurseries from Michigan State University

USDA COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide 

OSHA’s Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

COVID-19 Cleaning Products

Telework Guidance

Business Continuity Planning Guidance


COVID-19 call center for eligible individuals (16 years and older) WITHOUT computer or internet access, please call 515-323-5221 Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.