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. 

(Public hotline available Monday through Friday during normal business hours)

  • 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 Recovered Staff Positive* Staff Recovered COVID Related  Inmate Deaths 
Anamosa 315 0 0 9 9 0
Clarinda 2,779 1 62 6 8 0
Fort Dodge*** 4,198 0 362 3 46 3
ICIW 354 0 0 0 13 0
IMCC** 6,739 7 321 4 42 1
ISP  1,594 1 33 3 29 0
Mt. Pleasant 3,158 20 449 7 12 0
Newton  574 0 2 4 7 0
North Central 197 0 0 0 3 0
Total  19,908 29 1,229 36 169 4

(Last update: 10/28/20) ​

*Some staff data is reliant on self-reporting.

**4/22/20 Update: The department began conducting extensive testing at IMCC.

*** 7/2/20 Update:  The department began conducting extensive testing at FDCF.

10/2/20 Update: Due to new positive cases at CCF and ISP, these facilities have been placed on restricted movement, and additional testing is being conducted. Video visitation will not be available at either facility until movement status has returned to normal. 

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 recovered: Means inmates that have had COVID-19, but have qualified as recovered from their illness and are believed to no longer be contagious. 

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



Printed from the Iowa Department of Corrections website on October 29, 2020 at 12:43am.