Corona Announcements March 16th

Dear Students and Volunteers:  FCP English classes and conversation groups are cancelled until the virus is under control.  We will let you know this week about the video classes we are working on for you, available through your cellphone or laptop.  You can email me at if you have any questions or need translations of information.  Susan


The virus is now spreading in the Iowa City area.  Please stay at home as much as you can, don’t get close to other people, and wash your hands constantly.  I am posting announcements about the virus on our Friendship Community Project Facebook page. Paste them into Google Translate if you can’t read the English or ask me to do it. Like our Facebook page so you get these announcements in your Facebook news feed.  These are some I sent out this week:


If you can’t work because of the Covid19 virus, there may be help:

For help, contact IowaWorks, ln the Eastdale Plaza (The same building you go to for your driver’s license)
Address: 1700 S 1st Ave #11b, Iowa City, IA 52240
Hours: Closed ⋅ Opens 8:30AM Mon

Phone: (319) 351-1035


If you have coronavirus symptoms, don’t go directly to the clinic.  Call first or use this University of Iowa Hospitals video service:


University of Iowa Coronavirus Helpline. We don’t know if they are using translation services.

  • For general COVID-19 information and questions: 319-384-8819
    • For patients with COVID-19 and flu symptoms: 319-384-9010
    •For emergencies: 911


Some sources of information about Coronavirus in different languages. Click on your language to read:

Information on Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak
World Health Organization (WHO), 2020
On this website, you can find information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of COVID-19. This page provides daily updates in English, French, Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Russian, and Spanish.…/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Coronavirus Resource Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC provides resources and updates on COVID-19 in English, Chinese, and Spanish, including How COVID-19 Spreads (English, Spanish, Chinese), Symptoms (English, Spanish, Chinese), Prevention & Treatment (English, Spanish, Chinese), and Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (English, Spanish).


Please stay safe, Everyone!  Susan

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