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Iowa Department of Health Provides COVID-19 Resources

The Iowa Department of Health provides several COVID-19 resources regarding radon. These include:

· Radon Testing Hygiene Protocol In Times of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Similar Contagions · HUD Residential Care Facility Radon Testing Guidance · HUD Multifamily Housing Programs Guidance For Radon Testing · AARST COVID-19 Resources for Radon Professionals

“ Radon Testing Hygiene Protocol In Times of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Similar Contagions” is provided as guidance only. It notes that test professionals and inspectors must respect and follow local directives pertaining to existing conditions in the jurisdiction of intended services. The document is prepared by Michael LaFontaine, P.Phys., RSO. The Protocol draws directly on information from the World Health Organization https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus#tab=tab_1.

Links to Housing and Urban Development give federal guidance. American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST) guidance is provided

as resources for radon professionals.

Additional information about radon is provided by the Department through contract with the American Lung Association to provide a website “Health Air” for Iowa radon information at https://www.lung.org/clean-air/at-home/indoor-air-pollutants/radon

For more information, contact:

Hotline by calling 1-800-383-5992

Program Oversight:

Angela Leek, 515-371-2255

Credentialing, Education/Outreach:

Randy Lane, 515-281-4928