Services During COVID-19

Status of County Facilities and Services During COVID-19

Linn County’s highest priority is the health and well-being of our community. Due to the alarming surge in positive COVID-19 cases and record-breaking hospitalizations across the country and locally, 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. Thank you for your patience as we work through this new way of doing business. 

Please contact departments and offices directly with questions about conducting business remotely. 

The following Linn County buildings are closed to the public:

  • Jean Oxley Linn County Public Service Center, 935 2nd St. SW, Cedar Rapids
  • Community Services Building (including DHS offices), 1240 26th Ave. Ct. SW, Cedar Rapids
  • Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Building, 1020 6th St. SW, Cedar Rapids (with the exception of the Child Development Center and Public Health clinic)
  • Juvenile Detention Center (still providing services; visits will be virtual)
  • Secondary Road Department, 1888 County Home Rd., Marion
  • Wickiup Hill Learning Center, 10260 Morris Hills Rd., Toddville (scheduled outdoor programs will continue)
  • Conservation lodges in Linn County parks
  • LIFTS – office is closed to the public; routes are still running. Fares continue to be waived and the number of riders will be limited during each route.
  • Linn County Correctional Center – jail (no visits; the Correctional Center has been closed to the public since March 2020)
  • Linn County Sheriff’s Office, 310 2nd Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids (emergency and patrol services will continue uninterrupted through the Linn County Sheriff’s Office)

Exceptions:

The following buildings will remain open, some with modifications: 

  • Linn County Child Development Center (regular operating hours)
  • Public Health Clinic, 1020 6th St. SW, Cedar Rapids – will continue to provide vaccine clinics and refugee/immigration clinics by appointment only
  • Linn County Courthouse normal operating hours; however, restrictions are in place that limit entry to the courthouse (PDF) 
  • Juvenile Justice Center (Juvenile Courthouse) – normal operating hours
  • Fillmore Building (overflow homeless shelter) – regular operations

The most frequently accessed services include:

Linn County will continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation and adjust County operations and safety measures as needed. Linn County is committed to doing everything it can to protect the health and safety of the public and employees while ensuring minimal disruption to public services. We appreciate the public's understanding of the need to conduct business in new ways during this global pandemic.

Public Meetings

Board of Supervisors meetings are scheduled every Monday and Wednesday at 11 a.m. The meetings are live streamed on Linn County’s Facebook page and indexed videos are available on the County’s website after the meeting.

To adhere to social distancing requirements, Linn County employees and the public may participate in the meetings as follows:

  • Conference call—telephone number 800-945-0974, access code 501116
  • Email questions or comments prior to or during the meeting to: bd-supervisors@linncounty.org

For questions about meeting accessibility or to request accommodations to attend or to participate in a meeting due to a disability, please contact the Board of Supervisors office by phone at 319-892-5000 or by email

Visit the Boards and Commissions page for meeting information about Linn County's advisory boards and commissions.

Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Linn County officials urge all residents to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a face covering, maintaining a physical distance of 6 feet between themselves and others, staying home when ill, and washing hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Doing so will help reduce the spread of the virus, protect our community, and help prevent overwhelming our healthcare system.

Visit LinnCounty.org/COVID-19 for local updates and related information.