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COVID Testing Rules

If ANYONE in your household is tested for COVID because they are having some possible symptoms, please remember the following: EVERYONE in your household must self-quarantine until the test results are back and the family member is found negative. This means that all other children in the household must NOT...
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Daisy Award Winner 2020

Congratulations to Sarah Salati, RN, BSN, Med/Surg/Peds at Boone County Hospital (BCH), who received the 2020 Daisy Award. Sarah was presented the award at a small ceremony in the BCH south garden on September 3rd. Sarah is a big believer that it is undignified for anyone to die alone. She...
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New Visitor Restrictions Have Been Put in Place

Effective Friday, August 21 at 6 a.m. NO visitors will be allowed at Boone County Hospital. Exceptions to this restriction: One adult (18 of age and over) designated caregiver will be allowed in the following circumstances: The designated caregiver is needed to assist the patient with mobility (w/c, walker). In...
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Be Safe When Cleaning Up After a Storm

Many parts of Iowa were affected by a severe storm that swept through the state Monday, causing power outages for hundreds of thousands of people. As utility crews work around the clock to restore power, and Iowans continue cleaning away storm debris, the Boone County Public Health Department reminds everyone...
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A COVID Testing Reminder

If you have obtained a COVID test, please isolate yourself until you have received the results of the test. Please do not go out in public. Once you are able to go out, please wear a mask and physically distance yourself at least 6 feet from others.
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COVID Testing Available for Symptomatic Individuals Only

Due to a shortage of COVID test kits, the Walk-In Clinic and Boone County Family Medicine outpatient clinics will only be testing symptomatic patients for Coronavirus. We will no longer be testing asymptomatic (no symptom) patients who may have been exposed to someone with Coronavirus. Per Iowa Department of Public...
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Walk-In Clinic has New COVID Testing Location

Testing for COVID-19 in Boone has moved to a new location. If you have COVID-like symptoms or respiratory symptoms, pull your car into the parking lot at 104 South Story, north of the Boone County Family Medicine Walk-In Clinic. Once you are there, remain in your car and call 433-8585...
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Updated Visitor Restrictions

INPATIENT UNITS (Med/Surg/Peds and Family Birth Center) Visiting hours will be limited from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. One visitor at a time will be allowed. This includes the support person for the laboring patient until after the birth of the baby. Two parents/legal guardians are allowed for patients under...
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