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Resources on Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infections

You are probably hearing and reading about an increase in RSV cases. The National Library of Medicine has put together some resources to help you better understand and prevent the spread of RSV.

Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a common respiratory virus. It usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. But it can cause serious lung infections, especially in infants, older adults, and people with serious medical problems. See a list of resources posted on our latest blog.



Updated Driver's License Manuals and Online Test

The Motor Vehicle division has released the latest version of the Iowa Driver’s License Manual and Online Practice Test.

New content includes information on advanced driver-assistance systems including features and limitations, new roadways in Iowa, and sharing the road with cyclists.

New driver assistance technologies such as warning systems, camera, and detection technologies in our vehicles are designed to keep passengers, other drivers, and pedestrians safe – it’s important to educate new drivers about these new technologies and how they can potentially impact their driving experience. Our intention is to provide the best resource to Iowa drivers in an accessible way to inspire a lifelong habit of safe driving.

The newest version is currently available in 23 different languages, including Dari and Pashto. English and Spanish manuals are available in hard copy at a service center near you, all other languages can be found online Iowa Driver's License Manual.

Iowans who are planning to take the knowledge exam can use the Iowa Driver’s License Manual as a resource along with our online practice test Iowa Driver Practice Test - Motor Vehicle Division. 20 out of 25 questions must be answered correctly to pass the knowledge exam.


People's Law Library of Iowa

The State Library has launched an online legal resource for Iowans..

The State Library, in partnership with the University of Iowa Law Library, has launched the People's Law Library of Iowa. This is a resource website providing easy to understand information on topics related to Iowa's laws .People's Law Library of Iowa will help Iowans understand and navigate legal topics

The website includes information on legal topics such as consumer law, family law, and landlord/tenant law, as well as guidance on researching legal issues, a glossary of more than 100 legal terms and more.

211 Iowa

The 211 is a Health, Human, and Social Services's information and referral helpline.  It is nation wide, connects you to community resources, used in times of diasters, and is Statewide, Free, Confidential, and Available 24/7. For local support:

  • Dial 211
  • Visit
  • Text zipcode to 898211
  • Download 211 Iowa App



LifeLongLinks is an aging and disability resource center sponsored by the Area Agencies on Aging. To access website click on

  • Call Toll Free 1-866-468-7887
  • For persons over 60 or 18-59 with a disability
  • Caregivers (person caring for someone 60 years or older)
  • Veterans

Provides the following:

  • Information and Assistance Services
  • Nutrition and Health Promotion
  • Promotes Independance


Iowa Compass

Iowa Compass is sponsored by the University of Iowa Healthcare Center for the Disabilities and Development and it's purpose is to provide referrals and information to people with disabilities. To contact them:


Login.Gov for VA Websites

How to create a Login.Gov account to access your information across VA websites.

  • Go to
  • Look for blue button that says, “Create Account”, click it.
  • You will see different login options. Under those you see create account options. Click the first option. “Create account with” click it.
  • Click on “Create Account”
  • Enter your email address you would like to use, click language preference, and read and accept Rules of Use agreement.

Once that is done click “Submit”

  • You will need to check your email and look for an email form

Open the email and click on the “Confirm email address.”

  • Follow the instructions for creating a password. Once done click on Continue.
  • You will be asked to set up a second layer of security.

Choose the method that works best for you. You can set up more than one method. As this gives you multiple ways of verifying your account.

  • Congratulations, you have created your account. You will either be taken back to or to your account.


COVID-19 Vaccine Information

For the most current up to date information, visit the CDC's web page on COVID-19 vaccines. 

Multilingual COVID-19 resources, including Pfizer fact sheets, are available on the FDA's website


COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and bring an end to the pandemic. Vaccines have shown to be effective at helping protect people from getting the virus. When you get vaccinated, you’re protecting yourself, your family & your community.

COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill, being hospitalized, and dying. As with other vaccine-preventable diseases, you are protected best from COVID-19 when you stay up to date with the recommended vaccinations, including recommended boosters.

Do you have questions about vaccine safety and effectiveness? Here's what you need to know:  CDC website. (CDC website available in multiple languages).  

COVID-19 Vaccine Websites

The website helps people find information about providers who offer select vaccines. VaccineFinder shows you locations that have available COVID-19 vaccines. VaccineFinder will provide you with a link to schedule the appointment through the location’s website or with a phone number to call to make an appointment.

CDC Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines in Multiple Languages


Iowans with barriers to scheduling an appointment who are 65 and older, or 16-64 with underlying health conditions, can call 211 or 1-800-244-7431 for assistance to schedule an appointment. The call center is open 7 days a week 8 am - 5 pm (not available on Sunday, April 4).  Language assistance is available for the 211 services. 

The multilingual hotline can also help schedule appointments for English Language Learners.  Call 1-877-558-2609 Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. 

Covid-19 Data

Iowans can now find COVID-19 reporting data on the IDPH website. The data on the page will be updated weekly on Wednesdays. The new format contains data points that Iowans are used to seeing reported including positive test data and vaccine administration.

COVID-19 Language Resources

American Sign Language Videos-CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-Resources for Limited English Proficient Populations

Congolese Health Partnership Videos

EMBARC Ethnic Minorities of Burma and Advocacy and Resource Center

Iowa Department of Human Rights-Language Access

Iowa Department of Public Health

Iowa Spanish Helpline 515-344-3936 

Multi-Lingual Hotline  1-877-558-2609

Test Iowa-Free COVID-19 Testing (Spanish available)