A thank you message from Carissa: 

We will get through this together.

The spread of the coronavirus has introduced a great deal of uncertainty into all of our lives. In some ways, it feels like I am back in DC as a young Americorps volunteer on September 11. I share the same sense of unknown, concern for my friends and loved ones, and deep appreciation for our first responders.

I am also deeply appreciative of the community I am a part of, as each of us steps forward to do our part. Here are some basic things that you can do:

1. Share your appreciation for our janitorial workers, grocery store workers, delivery people, health care workers, and first responders.

2. Stay home and practice physical distancing.


3. If you have a cough, temperature, or other respiratory symptoms, please call your healthcare provider. Many clinics and hospitals have already set up systems to support you that don’t require you to come to clinic.


4. If you need an ambulance, alert them that you are experiencing respiratory symptoms.


5. Patronize our local businesses as much as possible while maintaining physical distancing.


6. Share data-based resources with people around you.


Discussion about Covid-19 between Carissa Froyum &

Dr. Adam Roise, MD, MPH & Carissa's husband. 

Resources for Iowans

The Iowa Department of Public Health


Testing Criteria from the CDC 

Unemployment Benefits

Waverly One-stop Shop​ of Info

Black Hawk County & Public Health Information

Paycheck Protection Program:

A special loan program (with loan forgiveness) for small businesses. This program is first come, first serve. More resources are available here.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance:

Offers low-interest SBA loans with interest deferred for up to 4 years. 

Guidance for Businesses Opening Safely

School Guidelines for Opening Safely


FREE Online Counseling

Sexual Assault

Helping Services for Youth and Families

Resources for Small Businesses

Emotional and Family Resources

School Resources