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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Linn County Storm Response – Update #2

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Disaster Declaration

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today signed a resolution declaring a formal local state of disaster emergency in response to the widespread severe storm that impacted Linn County on August 10, 2020.

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

Linn County Public Health Reminds Residents to Stay Safe After Storms

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LINN COUNTY, IA – Many parts of Iowa were affected by a severe storm that swept through the state Monday, causing power outages for hundreds of thousands of people. As utility crews work around the clock to restore power, and Iowans continue cle...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Linn County Conservation Announces Temporary Park Closures Due to Storm Damage

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Linn County Conservation is continuing response efforts following the severe storm that passed through the county on Monday, August 10. The following areas are closed to the public:

  • Morgan Creek Park and Campground
  • Squaw Creek Park and Campground
  • Wickiup Hil...
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Posted on: August 11, 2020

Linn County Responds to Storm Damage

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Linn County Secondary Road crews have been responding to widespread storm debris following the severe storm that passed through Linn County. Crews have been clearing debris from the roads and reporting downed power lines and signage as they are found. The...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

General Election Absentee Ballot Request Forms

ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUEST FORMS

The Linn County Auditor’s Office has received numerous telephone calls from voters confused after receiving multiple absentee ballot request forms in the mail. In some cases, voters have turned in an absentee ballot request form to the Linn Coun...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Linn County Officials Request Local Control on Use of Face Coverings During Pandemic

COVID-19 Update Newsflash

In a joint meeting today (August 5, 2020) between the Linn County Board of Supervisors and the Linn County Board of Health, the two boards unanimously approved a proclamation (PDF) requesting Governor Reynolds give counties and cities in Iowa authority to...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Linn County Facilities Reopen July 20 by Appointment

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On Monday, July 20, 2020, Linn County offices will reopen on an appointment-only basis as part of a phased approach to reopening with modifications to keep employees and customers safe. Linn County’s top priority remains the safety of employees ...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Interactive Dashboard Tracks COVID-19 Key Indicators

COVID-19 Update Newsflash

Linn County Public Health is posting updates on its COVID-19 Mapping Database, which is a graphic dashboard of COVID-19 key indicators including: 

  • Number of confirmed cases (by age, gender, race, and ethnicity)
  • A map of confirmed cases by zip code
  • A...
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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Linn County Public Health Urges All Residents to Wear Cloth Face Coverings in Public Settings

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County Public Health strongly recommends all residents and visitors to consistently and correctly wear a cloth face covering in public settings and when around people who do not live in your household, especially when phys...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Read Our latest eNewsletter

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Read the July issue of Linn County’s eNews to stay informed about County news, services, and events. 

Our goal is to provide timely and accessible information about the County to help keep residents informed and engaged.

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Linn County Public Health Releases Return to School Guidance during Community Spread of COVID-19

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COVID-19 remains present in our community, and will continue to have a direct impact on the daily operations of local schools. To assist school districts and help support administrators, staff, students, and families return to the classroom this fall, Lin...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Still Time to Complete the 2020 Census

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The Linn County Complete Count Committee wants to remind all residents to complete the 2020 Census by October 31, 2020 in order to be counted. The census is held once every ten years to get an accurate count of all people living in the United States, dete...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Linn County Board of Health Calls for Action to Address Racism as a Public Health Crisis

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In a position statement approved this week, the Linn County Board of Health called for immediate action to address racism as a public health crisis. The statement (PDF) identifies adverse effects of structural inequalities and systematic racism on communi...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Absentee Ballot Request Forms Available for the November General Election

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Absentee ballot request forms are now available for the November 3, 2020 General Election. Absentee ballot request forms may be found at LinnCounty.org/Vote.

Due to COVID-19, the Linn County Auditor’s Office strongly encourages voters to vote by ...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Linn County Public Health Recommends Community to Take Measures to Slow COVID-19

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – A significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases were reported over two consecutive weeks, mainly among 18 to 25 year olds. This 189 percent increase from 35 to 101 new cases occurred between June 7th and June 21st. Conti...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Linn County Begins Phase Two of Reopening During Community Spread of COVID-19

COVID-19 Update

On May 14, 2020, Linn County Public Health released phased reopening guidance, based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other national organizations. The three-phased approach enables businesses to reopen in a limited capacity, and even...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Linn County Supports Local Preservation Efforts by Awarding Grants to Eight Local Non-Profits

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors has awarded $28,800 from the Linn County Historic Preservation Grant Program to eight non-profit organizations in Linn County. The recipients were selected through an annual competitive process.

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Linn County Approves ATV Ordinance Allowing Use on Certain County Roads

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UPDATED June 18, 2020 with interactive map.

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today approved an ordinance (PDF) allowing the use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and off-road vehicles on certain county roads in unincorporated Linn County. The approval fol...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Veterans Affairs Director Don Tyne Retiring After 18 Years with Linn County

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At the end of May, Linn County Veterans Affairs Director Don Tyne is retiring after 18 years. In light of social distancing needs and restrictions on social gatherings due to COVID-19, a retirement reception will not be held. Anyone who would like to ackn...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Linn County Public Health Releases Phased Reopening Guidance During Community Spread of COVID-19

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Linn County Public Health recommends a phased reopening, in alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and other national organizations. This three-phased approach enables businesses to reopen, and events and gatherings to occur, while protecting the ...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Central City Road Bridge Replacement Project

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A bridge replacement project is scheduled to start the week of May 25 on Central City Road. The project is expected to last 3-4 months. 

Central City Road will be closed to all traffic at the bridge location. A detour will be posted for this proje...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Linn County Public Health Releases Mental Health COVID-19 Toolkit

Mental Health Toolkit

Linn County Public Health and community partners emphasize the importance of prioritizing your mental health and staying connected with the release of a mental health toolkit. The toolkit is another in a series of several toolkits created to distribute in...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Linn County Public Health Releases Toolkit to Support Businesses During COVID-19

Business Guidance Toolkit

Linn County Public Health, in coordination with community partners, recently released a toolkit to area businesses in response to COVID-19. The toolkit illustrates the unique role businesses play in protecting the health and safety of their workforce and ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Linn County Public Health Releases Multi-Lingual COVID-19 Toolkit

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A multi-lingual toolkit, recently released to community partners and available for viewing at LinnCounty.org/MultilingualResources, is the first in a series of several toolkits created to distribute in response to COVID-19.

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Linn County Reminds Residents Social Distancing is Important Outdoors, Too

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Linn County Public Health thanks all residents that are following social distancing guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  As the weather becomes nicer and Iowans begin spending more time outside, it’s important to follow t...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Linn County Community Rating Service Class Improves, Increases Floodplain Insurance Discount

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Linn County’s Community Rating Service (CRS) class has improved from a class 8 to a class 7, increasing the floodplain insurance discount available to residents within unincorporated Linn County. This class change will go into effect May 1, 2020...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Linn and Johnson County Auditors’ Offices Sign Mutual Aid Agreement for Elections

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The Linn County Auditor’s Office and the Johnson County Auditor’s Office have signed a mutual aid agreement to support each other in the event either County’s election operations are degraded due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Linn County Public Health Enhances COVID-19 Mapping Database

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Linn County Public Health has added additional information to its coronavirus response webpage, LinnCounty.org/COVID-19. This page provides the community the most accurate and updated information on COVID-19 in Linn County. This webpage includes a case co...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Linn County Correctional Center Deputy Sheriff Tests Positive for COVID-19 Virus

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On Sunday, April 19, 2020, we learned that a deputy sheriff assigned to the Linn County Correctional Center tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.  The deputy last worked during the evening shift on Thursday, April 16th.  He arrived to ...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Linn County Board of Health Releases Letter to Community Regarding COVID-19

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – On April 8, 2020, the Linn County Board of Health approved a letter (PDF) to the community regarding recommended actions to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Improvement Project Underway on County Home Road

County Home Road Improvement Project

Update 4/27/20: County Home Road is now closed to through traffic between Gilmore Road and Highway 13. Only local traffic, those who live within the area, are allowed to enter the work zone. 

Update 4/17/20: The start date for this projec...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Linn County Adopts Temporary Employment Policy to Minimize Impact to County Services

Linn County Adopts Temporary Employment Policy

The Linn County Board of Supervisors has adopted a temporary employment policy for Linn County employees in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). The policy will help ensure the health and safety of Linn County employees while providing f...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Linn County Declares Local Disaster Emergency in Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

COVID Declaration of Emergency

In support of the recommendation by the Linn County Emergency Management Agency, the Linn County Board of Supervisors today declared a formal local state of disaster emergency in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Coronavirus Information

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Linn County Public Health is working closely with federal, state, and local healthcare partners to plan for prevention and response to the expanding global outbreak of COVID-19. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. COVID-...

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Linn County Releases FY19 Annual Report

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Linn County has released its fiscal year 2019 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR)(PDF). The report provides residents with an overview of how their tax dollars are managed and spent in an easy-to-read format. The annual report is part of Linn County&am...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Bill of Sale Required for Transferring Vehicle Titles Beginning January 1, 2020

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Effective January 1, 2020, the Linn County Treasurer’s Office will require customers to provide a bill of sale when transferring titles to motor vehicles between private parties. A bill of sale or purchase agreement is already required for vehicles purcha...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Linn County Launches Mobile App

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Linn County recently launched a new mobile app for its redesigned website LinnCounty.org. The app provides residents and visitors with convenient access to County news, events, public meetings, job openings, road construction, and much more. 

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) launches Wings2Water

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 LINN COUNTY, IA  October 16- Wings2Water, a fundraising platform for water quality projects in Linn and Johnson Counties, has officially launched providing a way for anyone to help contribute to regional water quality improvement projec...

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