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 2,350 0 869 0 155 6
Clarinda 4,903 1 603 0 62 1
Fort Dodge 6,755 0 563 0 91 4
ICIW 2,525 1 25 0 39 0
IMCC 13,863 6 531 0 108 5
ISP  2,242 0 229 0 98 2
Mt. Pleasant 5,498 2 786 0 60 0
Newton  5,699 1 825 0 52 1
North Central 999 0 391 0 34 0
Total  44,834 11 4,822 0 699 19

(Last update: 4/16/21 ​at 11:30 a.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 


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 April 17, 2021 at 7:31pm.