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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 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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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Linn County Accepting Applications for Legacy and Community Attraction Funds

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors is now accepting applications from organizations seeking legacy and community attraction funding from Linn County. The Board of Supervisors established the Linn County Legacy and Community Attraction Fund to foster and...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Linn County Conservation Board Holding VIRTUAL Open House Regarding Pinicon Ridge Park Dam

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The Linn County Conservation Board is now holding a virtual open house to share preliminary project concepts of a future modification project for the Pinicon Ridge Park Dam. The dam, located on the Wapsipinicon River just east of Highway 13 in Central Cit...

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

REMINDER: Fireworks Use Restrictions in Unincorporated Linn County

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As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, Linn County reminds the public that the Linn County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution in May 2019 that limits when consumer fireworks are allowed (PDF) in unincorporated Linn County.

Under the resolution, wh...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Linn County Public Health and Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission to Host Virtual Town Hall June 12

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Linn County Public Health and the Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission have partnered to host another COVID-19 virtual town hall on Friday, June 12 at 12 p.m. The virtual town hall will be held via GoToMeeting and will focus on general housing information...

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

Linn County Facilities to Reopen July 20

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Linn County will begin a phased approach to reopening County facilities on July 20 with modifications in place to keep employees and customers safe. Modifications will include conducting business by appointment only at most County facilities. 

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Linn County Seeks To Fill Planning & Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustment Openings

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications to fill three voluntary appointments on the Planning & Zoning Commission and two voluntary appointments on the Board of Adjustment. These openings are due to a recently enacted change in s...

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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: June 1, 2020

Linn County Public Health Continues to Provide Weekly COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Update

Linn County Public Health continues to provide weekly Community Partner Updates during the COVID-19 pandemic. Weekly updates help keep the community informed about the latest information and resources available, and are accessible by end of business on Fr...

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Linn County Front Page News
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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Linn County Front Page News
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 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.

A multi-lingual toolkit has been...

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Linn County Front Page News
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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Linn County Front Page News
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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Linn County Front Page News
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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Linn County Front Page News
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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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Linn County COVID-19 Infection Data as of April 23, 2020

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During the April 23, 2020 COVID-19 press conference, Linn County Public Health presented two graphs that showed COVID-19 infection data in Linn County through 10 a.m. on April 23. The first graph showed the number of positive coronavirus cases in Linn Cou...

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Linn County Front Page News
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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Linn County Front Page News
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.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit:

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

First COVID-19 Death Confirmed in Linn County

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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.

The Linn County Board of Supervisors released ...

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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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Posted on: March 21, 2020

COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Linn County

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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).

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Linn County Conservation Board Unveils Strategic Plan

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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

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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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Linn County Front Page News
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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Linn County Front Page News
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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Posted on: August 29, 2019

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

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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

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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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