A round table of representatives from Floyd County Public Health, Floyd County EMA, Floyd County Medical Center, and other entities met with Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday to talk about the pandemic and to float ideas and concerns about the future of Floyd County and Iowa as a whole.
Reynolds says the meeting was highlighted by just how enthusiastic the local health officials were in keeping Floyd County safe and informed.
Joanne Starr from FCMC says the hospital is doing fairly-well in terms of their PPE supply – citing re-usability of some materials as a way to keep the personnel equipped.
FCPH Director Gail Arjes asked Reynolds for local guidance on how the schools should operate going forward.
“The schools are really leaning on us to figure out when they should close, what types of precautions should they be making in the schools,” Arjes said. “And that’s hard.”
Susan Ayers from Chautauqua Guest Homes says when their first case was confirmed in their facilities, they were scared but knew it was exactly what they had been planning for – and she needed to just implement their plan.
“We can’t do it from Des Moines,” Reynolds said while praising the group for their hard work.