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1-22-2021 UPDATE

Ida County Phase 1B Tier 1 Moderna COVID Vaccine Clinics
Ida County will hold Moderna COVID vaccine clinics on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, in Holstein and in Ida Grove. Since last week, there has been a national push to further expand eligibility of older adults. In response to this push, Iowa is expanding Phase 1B to include Iowans age 65 and over.

Appointments WILL NOT be taken for these vaccination clinics. If you fall within the eligibility to receive a vaccine and would like one, please attend one of the clinics listed below on February 2. Numbers will be handed out at each clinic to match the amount of vaccine available. Public Health will continue to schedule and announce vaccination clinics until eligible recipients in this group are vaccinated.

*Please wear a shirt that makes your shoulder easily accessible.**


7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Eligible recipients include PK-12 educators, Childcare Workers, Child Welfare Social Workers and First Responders.

Please bring identification showing you are currently employed in this group. We have a list of Ida County fire fighters.

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Eligible recipients include individuals 65 years and older.

Please bring identification with birth date.


2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Eligible recipients include individuals 65 years and older.

Please bring identification with birth date.

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Eligible recipients include PK-12 Educators, Childcare Workers, Child Welfare Social Workers, and First Responders.

Please bring identification showing you are currently employed in this group. We have a list of Ida County fire fighters.

1-19-2021 UPDATE

Local public health employees have completed first-dose Moderna vaccination clinics for phase 1A, which included health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities. Public health clinics for second doses in Phase 1-A will begin on January 26, 2021.

On January 11, 2021 Iowa's Infectious Disease Advisory Committee (IDAC) released their final recommendation for phase 1B priority populations. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) released the Phase 1-B Supplemental Vaccine Shortage Order on Friday, January 15, 2021. Phase 1-B opens to the following priority populations on February 1, 2021.

Persons aged 75 years and older, OR the following populations vulnerable to high risk of exposure or severity of illness:
• Individuals with disabilities living in home settings whom are dependent on attendant care staff, and their attendant care staff, if not otherwise vaccinated under phase 1A.
• Correctional facility staff and individuals incarcerated, including state and city or county operated facilities.
• Staff of and individuals living in congregate settings, not covered by the first two bullets, including shelters, sober living homes, behavioral health treatment centers, and detention centers. College dormitories shall not be included as part of Phase 1B.
• Frontline essential workers in the food, agriculture, distribution and manufacturing sectors who work in or live in congregate settings that do not allow for social distancing such as workers in a meatpacking or manufacturing production line or migrant workers who live in bunkroom-style housing.
• PK-12 school staff, early childhood education, and childcare workers.
• First responders (e.g., firefighters, police officers, and child welfare social workers).
• Inspectors responsible for health, life and safety, including those in hospital and long-term care settings, child, and food production safety.
• Government officials, including staff, to ensure continuity of government, engaged in state business at the Iowa Capitol during the legislative session.

IDAC asks that counties dedicate 50 percent of each vaccine allocation shipment to priority age populations (75 and older during Phase 1B). Allocation of vaccine is based on US Census population data, proportionate to the county. Counties continue to receive vaccine as they use previous shipments. Phase 1C will not open until a certain percentage of the current priority population has been vaccinated within the state.

Information on vaccination clinics will be forthcoming. Please do not call public health to inquire about clinics. You are preventing an already busy staff from moving forward with preparations. Information about clinics will be released on the hospital website, hospital Facebook page, Ida County Courier, Holstein Advance, Reminder, with the assistance of businesses and other media sources.

Horn Memorial is working diligently to provide you with reliable resources for your COVID-19 questions and concerns. Visit to learn more on current statistics about COVID-19 activity in each county, resources, guidance and Test Iowa information. County case numbers may fluctuate. Cases are assigned to counties by zip code. When local public health departments complete the case interview, the county of residence is verified and the county case number is adjusted accordingly.


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information

Horn Memorial Hospital is closely following information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), to help keep our patients and families informed about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. HMH has comprehensive infection control policies and procedures in place, and remains committed to keeping our patients, staff and community safe.

Updated Horn Memorial Hospital Visitor Restrictions:

Beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020, Horn Memorial Hospital (HMH) is implementing a screening protocol for all patients, staff and visitors that enter the hospital. The front entrance and the Emergency Room door will be the only access to Horn Memorial Hospital. Please use the Emergency entrance for EMERGENCIES ONLY.

The front entrance will be open 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Staff will be present at this entrance to screen all that enter

Visitation is restricted to two designated visitors (one at a time), (18 years or older) per inpatient. This policy applies to inpatient visits ONLY. All other service areas of the hospital are restricted to NO VISITORS.

New policies are now in place to keep our environment safe for patients, staff and visitors, they include:

The hospital cafeteria is closed to the public until further notice.

Persons with flu-like symptoms will not be allowed to visit patients or patient care areas.

It is critically important to follow recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other public health officials to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19, such as:

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Stay home when you are sick.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

Sneeze and Cough into your sleeve or a tissue.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Updated Protocol for Horn Physicians Clinics:

Please call us prior to presenting to the office. You will be screened over the phone, and we will instruct you on what to do.

All patients presenting to Horn Physicians Clinic are asked to call when they arrive and to stay in their car.

In order to protect our staff and patients, all persons that enter HPC will be screened. If you have a fever or respiratory symptoms we are requiring you to put on a mask.

All exam rooms are being disinfected between every patient.

HMH urges patients and visitors to please be patient as these measures are implemented in accordance with CDC guidelines. For the latest information about novel coronavirus, visit the CDC's website.

COVID-19 Testing Prices

If you do not meet the Iowa Department of Public Health criteria for COVID-19 testing at the State Hygienic Lab, the cash price for a COVID-19 test administered upon the direction of your practitioner is $204.00. The price for a Serology IgG (antibody) test is $104.00.

The CDC recommends that you seek medical advice if you are ill with fever, cough, or have difficulty breathing.

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