A task force comprised of Webster County leaders has been created to address child care needs. We understand that this is a substantial concern. We are working to develop options and answers for the Webster County workforce.
If you are currently seeking a child care provider, a list of licensed or registered providers with openings can be found at www.iowaccrr.org/families or call 1-855-244-5301.
WIC clinics will continue as scheduled. Staff will be in contact with you regarding your upcoming appointment. Also, if you are sick, please call before coming to the clinic. This week, WIC clinics are scheduled to be held in Webster City and in Fort Dodge.
Webster County leaders strongly recommend that gatherings of 10 people or more are canceled or postponed due to the potential for community spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This includes events planned by organizations, communities, and individuals. On Monday, March 16, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released new guidance stating that adherence to group gatherings would protect vulnerable populations, support social distancing, and aid in flattening the curve of the spread of COVID-19.
Social distancing during this time is imperative. This is the action of minimizing exposure by avoiding contact in public gatherings. It means not shaking hands, standing at least six feet from other people, and most importantly, staying home when you are sick. The purpose of social distancing is try to break the lines of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
Webster County leaders scripted a letter to Governor Kim Reynolds and the legislature Monday morning asking that clear direction be provided for Iowa leaders regarding school closures. In the letter, leaders stated that definitive direction from state leadership would provide the opportunity for clear planning and response from city and county leaders to provide access to resources for children and parents. The letter was received by Governor Reynolds and her staff.