Due to the number of positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the country and locally, Linn County has closed most buildings to the public to help reduce community spread of the virus and to help ensure continuity of County services.
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All Iowans 16 and above are NOW eligible for vaccination, including previous eligibility groups. Not everyone will be able to receive a vaccine right away. This is due to a continued vaccine shortage and not a lack of providers willing and able to administer vaccine. Linn County Public Health is following federal and state recommendations for vaccine rollouts. For more information about COVID-19 vaccine, visit our COVID-19 Vaccine webpage.
COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things they had stopped doing because of the pandemic. Learn more.
Linn County COVID-19 Response
Actions to Combat COVID-19
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Linn County Public Health has sought to recommend action and practices based on available data and best practice research. This included recommended safety practices for keeping our community safe while continuing to support businesses, restaurants, and schools in the county. This guidance outlines recommended actions across six tiers. Tiers 1-3 include the recommended actions that should be taken to address significant increases in COVID-19 in Linn County. The following health metrics are used to determine when the spread of the virus requires additional restrictive actions be taken or loosened. Linn County Public Health currently recommends actions in Tier 4 of the Actions to Combat COVID-19 (PDF) guidance.
Linn County’s highest priority is the health and well-being of our community. Due to COVID-19, Linn County has closed most County buildings to the public once again to help reduce community spread of the virus and to help ensure continuity of County services. The closure will remain in effect until public health conditions improve and allow for modifications.
County staff continue to work on-site and remotely to provide County services to the public. Residents and businesses may conduct County business online, by phone, by email, by mail, and by drop boxes located outside County buildings. We appreciate the public's understanding of the need to conduct business in new ways during this global pandemic.
Linn County residents, businesses, and visitors are reminded that the mask mandates previously put in place by the City of Cedar Rapids, the Linn County Board of Health, and the Linn County Board of Supervisors are still in effect in Linn County. Read on...