The City of Des Moines wants residents to know that on April 7, 2021, a city employee, “with whom you may have been in contact,” tested positive for COVID-19.

The possible exposure occurred during two recent events: the Eggstravaganza Drive held at Steven J. Underwood Memorial Park on Saturday, April 3, and a drive-through Senior Lunch program at the Des Moines Activity Center on April 1, the city announced on its website.

Here’s more from the city:

The City’s COVID-19 safety plan was in effect at the event. Out of an abundance of caution, we are recommending you take a COVID-19 test, however, based on the “CDC‘s Summary of COVID-19 Specific Practices”, the level of contact you may have had with this employee, and your vaccination status, it may not be required. COVID-19 testing sites can be found by visiting If you do experience symptoms of respiratory illness (fever, coughing, or shortness of breath), please contact your health care provider right away.

The safety of our community and staff remains a top priority; please contact Shannon Kirchberg, Emergency Preparedness and Safety Manager, at 206.870.6562 if you have any questions regarding this notification. For more information on COVID-19, including symptoms and treatment, visit the CDC website at