COVID-19 DHS Resources

The Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) has taken significant steps to ensure the safety and well-being of our team and those we serve during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back for updates as events stabilize.

Clients and Providers

Child Care


Iowa Medicaid


Food Security


Foster Care


Mental Health

DHS Facilities

DHS Team Members

As events stabilize, agency-specific guidance is no longer necessary. DHS employees now follow the guidance from the Department of Administrative Services, with the exception of DHS facility employees who continue to follow Easing Facility Restrictions guidance.

Emotional Support for DHS Team Members

DHS supervisors have been encouraged to proactively share information on the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with their team members. EAP offers confidential resources to help state employees and eligible family members address challenges that may impact job performance, affect well-being, and take a toll on overall health. EAP services are provided at no cost to employees and eligible family members. Staff can contact the EAP provider at 800-833-3031 or