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Multilingual Coronavirus Resources

WDMCS Resources

Iowa Department of Public Health Information

EMBARC Crisis Response Resources

  • COVID-19 Crisis Response from EMBARC, a grassroots, community-based organization founded by and for refugees with the belief that sustainable change comes from within a community that is empowered to help themselves.
  • EMBARC Daily Newscasts (Iowa-specific newscasts in multiple languages)

Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa

Limited English Hotline (1-877-558-2609): RACI and Lutheran Services in Iowa, in partnership with 211, Polk County Health Department and the Iowa Department of Public Health have launched a new hotline to serve Iowans who are limited in English. Interpreters will be available 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 24-hour voicemail.

Interpretation is available in Spanish, Arabic, Swahili, Kinyarawanda, Kirundi/Kinyamulenge, French, Burmese, Karen, Karenni, Nepali, Somali, Tigrinya, Kunama, Amharic, Nuer, Mabaan, Vietnamese, Mandarin, and other languages.

Additional Resources, by Language

Additional resources were gathered by Switchboard and provided by the Heartland Area Education Agency and the National Association of English Learner Program Administrators.

American Sign Language

Arabic

Bosnian

Burmese

Somali

Spanish

Swahili