COVID-19: Other Resources

With the global spread of COVID-19 (the coronavirus disease) the Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) at Iowa State University is helping companies understand and focus on the most relevant information available regarding this pandemic. Here are a few additional resources to assist you in understanding the impact of COVID-19 and available assistance and support from other state and federal entities:

Iowa-based Products and Services

Emergency PPE Products for the Healthcare Industry
Cloth Face Covering COVID-19 Sources in Iowa
Emergency Producers of Hand Sanitizer
COVID-19 Cleaning Service Suppliers

Food Industry Information & Resources

Food Industry Association’s “Guidance for the Food Industry:  Coronavirus Outbreak”
Food Safety and COVID-19
FDA Briefing for Foods Stakeholders on COVID-19
FDA Statement – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Supply Chain Update
Iowa Grain Quality Initiative – Industry Updates
CDC Guidance for Meat and Poultry Processing Workers and Employers

Iowa Resources & Information

State of Iowa OCIO offers COVID-19 telework cybersecurity strategies
Quad Cities Chamber COVID-19 Updates including financial support information
Iowa State University COVID-19
ISU Cancellations and closures
Techniques for Finding Better Customers, Webinar content by CIRAS
What is CIRAS Doing to Help Iowa Businesses? Podcast content by CIRAS
CIRAS Virtual Process Review
Digital Marketing Tips During Times of Crisis, Webinar content by CIRAS

Federal Resources & Information

White House COVID-19 Page
Department of State Travel Advisories
CISA List of COVID-19 Critical Infrastructure Industries

General Resources

John Hopkins COVID-19 Dashboard
IATA Travel Ban Update Page
McKinsey & Company – COVID-19:  Implications for Business
RaboResearch – Economic research article:  Coronavirus:  Outbreak of uncertainty
Ogletree Deakins Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center


If your business is impacted by COVID-19, CIRAS can provide no-cost assistance to help you understand your next steps. CIRAS has an emergency response team in place to help guide you through the recovery process. Send an email to and we’ll be in touch within 24 hours.