COVID-19 Resources

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The City of Marion is committed to ensuring the best assistance we can to our residents.  Helpful links and websites to find assistance can be found below. This page will be updated as more information and services return to normal.
  • MEDCO

    Receive help from the Marion Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO) for your company and employees.

  • Chamber of Commerce

    Look for assistance from the Marion Chamber of Commerce for help with your local business.

  • Communications

    LAP-AID is a coalition of 30+ organization seeking to build a better-prepared and more resilient Linn County.

  • COVID-19

    2-1-1 is a service platform that people to the help they are looking for.

  • COVID-19

    The COVID-19 Legal Advice Hotline is here to help Iowans with free legal advice regarding their legal problems related to the COVID-19/coronavirus crisis.

  • COVID-19
    Foundation 2 Crisis Services

    Struggling with mental health issues? Foundation 2 can help!

Be in the know about COVID-19

  • The virus causing COVID-19 is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified, and causes a respiratory illness ranging from a mild cold-like illness to severe respiratory disease.
  • Similar to influenza, the people who are most likely to be at serious risk and have complications from COVID-19 are believed to be the very old, very young and those with other chronic or underlying medical conditions.
  • No vaccine or treatment is currently available for COVID-19. (May 2020)

How the Virus Spreads

  • COVID-19 is spread primarily the same way the common cold or flu spreads—through respiratory droplets that are produced when someone coughs or sneezes.
  • People who are most at risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 are those who have been in close contact (within about 6 feet) with someone who has the disease. 
  • People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).

What You Can Do Now

COVID19 infographic

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, if soap and water are not available. 
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow/inside of arm.
  • Stay home if you are sick and do not go out in public until you are free of fever (100.4° F [37.8° C] or greater using an oral thermometer) or have signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants).

What to Expect when you Call 9-1-1

  • If you need emergency services, do not hesitate to call 9-1-1. We are still responding to emergency calls.
  • Our dispatchers may ask questions to determine if you have been exposed to or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
  • You may only see one medic at first, with the rest of the response team waiting outside. They may ask questions from a distance before making physical contact. 
  • Our medics may be wearing protective equipment such as masks, gowns and eye protection. Do not be alarmed, this is to protect our staff so that we may continue to serve this community.