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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Improvement Project Set to Begin on County Home Road

County Home Road Improvement Project

Update 4/2/20: The start date for this project has been changed to April 13, 2020.

County Home Road will soon be under construction from N Center Point Road to the bridge over Indian Creek 1/2 mile west of Highway 13. Construction improvements inc...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Linn County Extends Closure of Most County Facilities

Most Linn County Offices Closed

To protect the health and safety of Linn County employees and the general public, Linn County is extending the closure of most County facilities to the general public until April 7, 2020. This extension aligns with Governor Reynold’s proclamatio...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Linn County Mourns the Passing of Former County Supervisor Jean Oxley

Jean Oxley photo

With deepest sympathy, Linn County mourns the passing of former Linn County Supervisor Jean Oxley. Oxley died March 29, 2020. She was 94.  

Oxley was the first woman elected to serve on the Linn County Board of Supervisors. She served Lin...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: March 29, 2020

First COVID-19 Death Confirmed in Linn County

COVID-19 Update Newsflash

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today notified Linn County officials of the first death of a Linn County resident associated with COVID-19. The 61-80 year old male had underlying health conditions.

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Linn County Front Page News
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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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: March 21, 2020

COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Linn County

Coronavirus under the microscope

Linn County Public Health (LCPH) is closely monitoring the spread of coronavirus and has announced the first laboratory diagnosed case of COVID-19 in Linn County at a news conference Saturday morning. The individual is receiving appropriate medical care. ...

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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).

The emergency declaration (PDF)...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Current Updates on Linn County’s Response to Coronavirus

Linn County's Covid-19 Response

Linn County officials continue to closely follow the latest developments on the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation to ensure the health and safety of our community and to help ensure the actions we are taking are in line with the latest Iowa Department of P...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Linn County Responds to COVID-19

COVID-19 Update Newsflash

Linn County officials continue to closely follow the latest developments on the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation to ensure the health and safety of our community and to help ensure the actions we are taking are in line with the latest Iowa Department of P...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: March 13, 2020

People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19 are Encouraged to Take Actions

Linn County Public Health, UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids, Mercy Medical Center, Eastern Iowa Heal

LINN COUNTY, IA – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released new guidance encouraging people at risk for serious illness from COVID-19 to take additional actions to reduce their risk of infection. Older adults and people who hav...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Linn County Prepares for COVID-19

Coronavirus under a microscope

Linn County is taking steps to prepare for the potential of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Linn County. Currently, there are no cases of COVID-19 in Linn County. However, Linn County is following the recommendation of Public Health officials to ...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Linn County Public Health Encourages Communities to Prepare for Potential COVID-19 Cases

Public Health

LINN COUNTY, IA – The first COVID-19 cases in Iowa were announced this week, which has resulted in increasing awareness and preparation for the potential spread of COVID-19 to Linn County communities. Linn County Public Health (LCPH) continues t...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Linn County Releases FY19 Annual Report

Annual report cover Cedar River with trees along the river bank

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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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Linn County Conservation Board Releases Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report

Conservation FY19 Annual Report Cover

The Linn County Conservation Board is pleased to release the fiscal year 2019 Annual Report, which highlights work and financial activities from July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019. Project planning was a major emphasis during FY 19, which included major park an...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Linn County LIFTS Moves to New Location, Focuses on Customer Satisfaction

LIFTS buses lined up and ready for passengers

Linn County LIFTS is moving to a new location that will allow the department to improve on what it already does best – serve its customers. The move to 5815 4th St. SW in Cedar Rapids, which will be complete by February 3, will provide many bene...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Linn County Conservation Board Unveils Strategic Plan

Aerial photo of waterway and trees

The Linn County Conservation Board has unveiled an updated strategic plan, a framework to further conserve natural resources while promoting the health and welfare of the people and ecosystems of Linn County. 

“The Board and strategic pl...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

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

Bill of Sale form with a pen

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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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: October 30, 2019

Linn County Launches Mobile App

Mobile phone with Linn County logo

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. 

The ...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) launches Wings2Water

Aviation wings with water teardrop

 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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Posted on: August 29, 2019

Linn County Conservation presented with 2019 Excellence in Action award from ISAC

Conservation Award Photo

The Linn County 1,000 Acres Pollinator Initiative is a recipient of the 2019 Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC) Excellence in Action Award. The Excellence in Action Award Program is a competitive awards program that seeks to recognize innovative co...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Board of Supervisors Adopts New Fireworks Resolution

Fireworks in night sky

The Linn County Board of Supervisors this week approved a new resolution (PDF) to replace the existing resolution governing the use of consumer fireworks in unincorporated Linn County.

Under the newly passed resolution, which is effective only in unincorpo...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

New Collaboration in Linn County Aims to Improve Health Outcomes

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Linn County Public Health, in partnership with 19 area agencies, today announced a new collaboration aimed at enhancing communications among independent health and social service organizations to provide better care and measurable improvements in health o...

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