A Message from Our Leadership



Gov. Kim Reynolds has announced all Iowans will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by April 5,2021 as long as the state’s vaccine allocation increases as much as the federal government anticipates. If you need more information, go to https://vaccinate.iowa.gov

This is a period of human history when leadership and knowledge are most important. To aid Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress investors- both large and small businesses alike- we’d like to introduce you to a series of resources available online as you consider the multiple issues of re-opening your place of business, now or in the future. Local tools from Wapello County Emergency Management Agency, Small Business Development Center, Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation, along with Iowa State University, Centers for Disease Control, and Food & Drug administration- all in one place!

Click on the icon that best suits your business type or category, and you will be directed to the “how to re-open” procedures in your industry. Proclamations from the Governor, based on national directives  are included at each icon that give you the option to carefully consider how you will enter the next phase of doing business with the public.

Thank you for your support and encouragement as we maneuver through the uncertainties before us. We remain, as always, your companion in business.


Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress, Inc.

TJ Heller, CEO 

Shea Greiner, VP Engagement and Organizational Advancement

Sharon Stroh, VP Industrial Development and Communications

Legal Disclaimer

The Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress playbook is not intended to constitute legal advice or provide specific direction. The preparation of a business continuity or preparations plan should be undertaken with the advice and direction of appropriate specialists and personnel, in consideration of the unique circumstances impacting each business. Third-party websites or material linked to or referenced in GOPIP playbook are for informational purposes only and do not constitute a recommendation of GOPIP, the material or its authors.

Summary of Enhanced Public Health Measures

(Effective Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. until Friday, January 8, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.)


Mask Use: Indoor spaces open to the public & State executive branch buildings

  • Masks required when individuals are within 6 feet of one another for 15 minutes or longer with certain exceptions.

Last updated: 3/22/21