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.
Linn County is updating the community on the County’s response to the coronavirus crisis while continuing to serve our residents and community. These updates are available through the County’s website, Notify Me, and social media channels. Please subscribe and follow all communication channels to get up-to-date information.
On November 3, Governor Reynolds allocated $3 million of CARES Act funds as a grant for local county health departments, based on a per capita basis, to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Read on...
For 11 weeks, Linn County Public Health along with community partners, hosted regular news conferences to provide COVID-19 updates to the media and public. Due to the local COVID-19 situation beginning to stabilize and the rate of new information and recommendations slowing, Linn County Public Health will be transitioning out of hosting regular news conferences, but will remain ready to provide information as needed. News conferences will now be held on an as needed basis. The news conferences, when held, are live streamed on Linn County’s YouTube channel and Linn County Public Health’s Facebook page. Full summaries and videos for each news conference are available below.
Please remember there is still spread of COVID-19 within Linn County. People continue to become ill and become hospitalized and die from this disease. Therefore, the public needs to stay vigilant and continue to practice prevention activities to protect themselves and the community from COVID-19.