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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LINN COUNTY, IA – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in Linn County. The increase in cases in a short period of time is straining local contact tracing resources, and leading to delays in the contact tracing process. The contact tracing process involves contacting individuals that are confirmed to have COVID-19, providing education, and notifying close contacts that have potentially been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19.
Linn County Public Health is working with community partners to assist with timely identification, notification, and education of cases and close contacts. These partners include long-term care facilities, schools, colleges, hospitals and some employers. Linn County Public Health is dedicated to ensuring individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19 are contacted. Individuals will be contacted with information on how to slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Linn County Public Health asks that all individuals that have COVID-19 or are close contacts do their part to prevent the spread of the virus by taking action immediately upon learning of their diagnosis or exposure and do not wait to be contacted by the Linn County Public Health contact tracing team to take action to isolate or quarantine.
Linn County residents with COVID-19 are encouraged to review current Guidance for COVID-19 Positive Individuals and the information requested on the COVID-19 Investigation Form, used for the contact tracing process. Linn County residents who have received a positive COVID-19 test result can complete the COVID-19 Investigation Form online here. Completing the online investigation form will improve efficiency of contact tracing efforts by Linn County Public Health.
Linn County Public Health is experiencing a large number of phone calls and email messages. COVID related concerns and questions will be answered as soon as possible. For more information on COVID-19, visit: