COVID-19 Resident Resources

While we’re all trying to figure out how to stay well and adjust to our routines at home, the City of Urbandale is curating a list of resources to help you during this time. Since health and wellness are top of mind right now, here are a few resources to help you be well. If your non-profit organization has new resources or services in response to COVID-19, we invite you to submit your information to us

Help Washing Your Hands

The WHO recommends washing your hands for 40 seconds, which might be longer than you’re used to.

How to Protect Yourself & Others

Information from the CDC explains that older adults and people who have underlying medical conditions seem to be at higher risk for developing serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Find more information about being at higher risk for serious illness on the CDC website.

NAMI COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide

NAMI released the NAMI COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide to answer frequently asked questions regarding the intersection between Coronavirus, or COVID-19, and people affected by mental illness, their caregivers and loved ones. The guide features FAQs on a variety of topics from managing anxiety and social isolation to accessing health care and medications.

Urbandale Chamber of Commerce - Shop Local Website

The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce has spearheaded an online e-commerce website to bring central Iowa businesses together to sell their products and services virtually. The site is a fully functional e-commerce site where anyone can place orders and buy local products online.

Endow Urbandale Establishes Emergency Relief Fund

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Urbandale’s Community Foundation—Endow Urbandale—has established an Emergency Relief Fund. The fund was begun with an initial matching grant of $10,000 from the Endow Urbandale General Endowment Fund. Three private donors quickly offered an additional $15,000 in matching funds. 

The first grant from the emergency fund was made to assist UCAN in providing food items, personal care items, and cleaning supplies to seniors and others in need; essential baby items to families in need; and school supplies to students in need. An additional grant has been approved to Youth Emergency Services and Shelter. Other grant applications are pending.

To donate electronically or by check, go to for instructions. Requests for grant applications should be directed to Steve Lytle. Email to or call 515-864-6734.