Iowa Corrections COVID-19 Information

Information related to the Department's response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) will be posted here as it becomes available. 

First: If you are sick and believe you may have COVID-19, please do not come to a correctional facility, and contact your healthcare provider immediately. Staff should contact their supervisor immediately. 

(The DOC Public hotline is for information related to the DOC COVID-19 response.  Operators are available Monday through Friday during normal business hours.  The COVID-19 Hotline is not operational on State holidays.)

  • For information on PPE and Hand Sanitizer produced by Iowa Prison Industries, click here. 
     
  • For links to reliable information related to COVID19, click here. 
     
  • For all information related to steps the DOC has taken to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, please click here. 
     
  • For those with a loved-one incarcerated, please click here. 

Quick stats

Prison Inmates Tested Inmates Positive Inmates No Longer Positive Staff Positive* Staff No Longer Positive COVID Related  Inmate Deaths 
Anamosa 1,964 3 821 7 140 5
Clarinda 4,293 5 590 5 50 1
Fort Dodge 5,496 23 418 8 60 3
ICIW 1,701 3 9 4 29 0
IMCC 8,055 10 389 6 64 1
ISP  1,910 166 34 14 53 0
Mt. Pleasant 3,935 50 611 5 32 0
Newton  1,146 39 14 3 22 0
North Central 902 2 386 3 29 0
Total  29,402 301 3,272 55 479 10

(Last update: 12/04/20 ​at 3:30 p.m.) 

*Some staff data is reliant on self-reporting.

**Number of staff that have passed away with COVID-19: 2

  • November 16: Staff member from Iowa Correctional Institution for Women
  • November 28: Staff member from Clarinda Correctional Facility 

 

Definitions: 
Inmates tested: Means tests administered to inmates; may include individual inmates that were tested multiple times. 
Inmates positive: Means inmates that are currently considered "positive," whether symptomatic or asymptomatic, but have not qualified as "recovered." 
Inmates no longer positive: Means inmates that have had COVID-19, but have qualified as recovered from their illness and are believed to no longer be contagious. 

**Due to HIPAA regulations, the department is limited in what information it can provide in connection to employee health information

If you are a member of our staff with questions, please click here. 

 

 

Printed from the Iowa Department of Corrections website on December 04, 2020 at 4:40pm.