The United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties has a number of suggestions for anyone wanting to help during the COVID-19 crisis.
Area volunteer opportunities can be found at COVID19volunteers.org.
There are other ways to help as well.
Giving blood is critical to ensure there is an adequate supply to meet patient needs.
Check in on your neighbors and friends that may need help running errands. Public health officials say vulnerable populations, such as the elderly and people with chronic medical conditions, should avoid unnecessary trips outside of their home where they can be exposed to coronavirus.
Pet Emergency Foster Care Providers
Iowa City Animal Care & Adoption Center in Iowa City and PAWS & More Animal Shelter in Washington are asking the community to be “emergency fosters.”
Anyone interested in being an “emergency foster” can contact the Iowa City shelter via email at Lisa-Bragg@iowa-city.org or by calling 319-356-5295; or PAWS via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 319-653-6713.