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Local COVID-19 Information

Subscribe to receive local COVID-19 Status Updates by using our NotifyMe tool and selecting "COVID-19 Status Update" under the News Flash category. For questions about COVID-19, please call 319-892-6097. Stay tuned to local news outlets for updated information. 


COVID-19 Vaccine

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. 

For more information on Linn County's COVID-19 response, visit our COVID-19 General Overview webpage.

Status of County Facilities and Services

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.

Learn more.

  1. Reflecting on COVID-19 One-Year Anniversary

    This week marks the one-year anniversary of Linn County’s first, laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19. As we reflect, it is important to know there is reason for hope. Read on...
  2. COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 1B Update

    As Phase 1B of the COVID-19 Vaccine rollout continues this week, Linn County Public Health has updated information for Phase 1B populations. Read on...
  3. Mask Mandate Still in Effect in Linn County

    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...
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