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Dubuque Mayor Urges Residents to Stay Home

March 23, 2020 — For Immediate Release DUBUQUE, Iowa – Dubuque Mayor Roy D. Buol is strongly recommending all residents to voluntarily stay home for at least 14 days in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus(COVID-19). “It is critical that we all heed the direction from the Governor and our public health […]

Iowa Governor Emergency Declarations

Iowa’s salons, barber shops, medical spas, massage therapists, tattoo shops and swimming pools will be closed until March 31, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced at a news conference Sunday. She signed an executive order today, which will take effect at 10 p.m. Sunday, she said. She has also suspended foreclosures on residential, commercial and agriculture properties. […]

Modified directions from Iowa Public Health

Most people displaying symptoms of the virus won’t get tested but are instructed to assume they have COVID-19 and therefore should self quarantine at home as directed. For confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Dubuque County, Dubuque Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) nurses will conduct contact tracing, which means working with new cases to identify people with […]

Mayor Declares State of Emergency in Dubuque

Following Mayor Roy D. Buol’s State of Emergency proclamation on Monday, March 16, the City of Dubuque has taken steps to assist residents experiencing hardship associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Water shut-offs on past due accounts are temporarily suspended. Disconnection notices are not being issued. Late fees on past due utility bills are temporarily suspended […]

Effective March 17, 2020 at 5 p.m.: Wisconsin restaurants can offer food through carry-out and delivery services. All mass gatherings of 10 or more people are prohibited. For more information, visit dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19.

Effective March 17, 2020 at noon until March 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.: Iowa restaurants are closed to the public but can offer food through carry-out, drive-through, and delivery services. All mass gatherings of 10 or more people are prohibited. For more information, visit idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus.

Effective March 16, 2020 until March 31, 2020: Illinois restaurants can offer food through carry-out, curbside, and delivery services. All mass gatherings of 50 or more people are cancelled. For more information, visit dph.illinois.gov/covid19.

The Salvation Army of Dubuque & DuRide Offer Delivery Service of Food Pantry

The Salvation Army of Dubuque and DuRide have teamed up to offer delivery service of The Salvation Army’s Food Pantry starting March 23 – to those homebound. While the Food Pantry remains open at The Salvation Army’s physical location at 1099 Iowa Street, the new service will provide the use of the Food Pantry for those not able to get out. Volunteer drivers from DuRide will be delivering the items from the Food Pantry.

Those eligible for the service include low income households that are traditionally eligible for food pantry assistance who are also 65 or older or have a medical condition which requires a person to be homebound. Those living with other adults who are able to get out of the house are not eligible. These adults are encouraged to visit The Salvation Army pantry at 1099 Iowa Street. To participate in the service, call The Salvation Army between 9 and Noon, Monday through Wednesday at 563-556-1573.

Local Charitable Food Access

‘The Dubuque County Food Policy looks to share with the community the most current list of food access information for families and individuals impacted by the current public health crisis. The listing will be updated on: facebook.com/DbqCountyFoodsPolicyCouncil

Dream Center
Website: dubuquedreamcenter.com
Food Access Opportunities: 18 and under; 11AM-1Pm (lunch), 4-5:30PM (dinner); 1600 White Street Dbq.
Needs: Monetary, please contact Raquel rmcclellandreamcenter@gmail.com

Dubuque Community School District
Website: dbqschools.org
Food Access Opportunities: 18 and under; 11AM-1PM (lunch for today, breakfast for tomorrow pick up); Hempstead High School- 3715 Pennsylvania Avenue and Prescott Elementary School- 1151 White Street Dbq.

Boys and Girls Club
Website: boysgirlsdubuque.com
Food Access Opportunities: 18 and under; 4:45-5:30PM (dinner)-Audubon Elementary School- 605 Lincoln Avenue and Lincoln Elementary School- 555 Nevada Avenue; 4:15-5:30PM (dinner)- Boys & Girls Club- 1299 Locust Street; 3:30-4:15PM (dinner) Comiskey Park- 255 E. 24th Street and Marshall Elementary School- 1450 Rhomberg Avenue; 5:15-6PM (dinner)- Hoover Elementary School- 3259 St. Anne Drive; 4:15-4:45PM (dinner)- Terrace Heights-4001 Peru Road ALL LOCATIONS IN DBQ.

Project Rooted
Website: facebook.com/projectrooted
Food Access Opportunities: 18 and under; 11AM-2PM (lunch); Convivium- 2811 Jackson
Street Dbq.; if you have a set number of lunches for a group of children, please contact via
email or 563-880-8216 to request Needs: Greater than 200 of a food item, monetary donations- contact

Urban Bicycle Food Mission Dubuque
Website: facebook.com/UBFMDBQ
Food Access Opportunities: no age restrictions, offering burritos, sandwiches, fruit and healthy snacks ON SUNDAYS; 4-4:25PM- Dubuque Area Labor Harvest- 423 W. Locust Street; 4:30-5PM- Carnegie-Stout Public Library- 360 W. 11th Street; 5:15-5:30PM- Ecumenical Towers- 250 W. 6th Street; 5:45-6PM- Cricket Wireless- 1998 Elm Street ALL LOCATIONS IN DBQ.
Needs: Volunteers- contact ubfmdbq@gmail.com

RiverBend Food Bank, St. Stephen’s Food Bank
Website: riverbendfoodbank.org/ststephens
Food Access Opportunities: food boxes and delivery- however contact with the site director must occur to be eligible-Kathy Hutton 563-557-7474 or khutton@riverbendfoodbank.org

Needs: Food donations, volunteers, monetary

Dubuque Rescue Mission
Website: facebook.com/DBQRescue
Food Access Opportunities: all ages; M-F 7AM (Breakfast); M-Sat 11:30AM (lunch); Sun 12PM (lunch); M,Tues,F 5PM (dinner); all held at 398 Main Street Dbq.
Needs: Quantities of safe food, monetary donations- email info@dbqrescue.org

First Congregational Church of Dubuque UCC
Website: facebook.com/pg/1stCongDubuque
Food Access Opportunities: all ages; Thursday’s at 4:30PM; 255 W. 10th Street Dbq.
Contact: office@1stcongucc.org

Foodie Garage Eatery
Website: facebook.com/foodiegaragedbq
Food Access Opportunities: During operation hours, pick-up meals of 2 different choices of soup AND grilled cheese or 2 eggs AND white toast are Pay What You Can; 1091 University Ave. Dbq.

Resources Unite
Website: resourcesunite.com
Food Access Opportunities: Visit the Resources Unite Office at 1900 JFK Road (M-F 8:30-
4:30PM) or call 563-581-2850
Needs: Looking to create food pantries in communities that do not have one, collecting information about volunteers and food donations

Financial Assistance Available to Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
Governor Reynolds today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a disaster declaration for the state of Iowa as of January 31, 2020 and continuing. The declaration allows pandemic-impacted small businesses to apply for low-interest support loans. The declaration comes after Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds submitted a federal funding request via the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.

Loans offer up to $2 million to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%. SBA offer loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based upon each borrower’s ability to repay. Applications can be made via the SBA’s website: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/ For questions, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center at 1-800-659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

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