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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Guidance for Preventing COVID-19 Spread Within Long Term Care Facilities

LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County Public Health is working closely with a local long-term care facility in response to a COVID-19 outbreak. The Iowa Department of Public Health and Linn County Public Health are working closely with this facility to ...

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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 29, 2020

First COVID-19 Death Confirmed in Linn County

LINN COUNTY, IA - Linn County Public Health (LCPH) has been notified of the first death associated with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Linn County. The 61-80 year old male had underlying health conditions.

“We extend our deepest sympathies t...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Linn County Conservation - Playgrounds and Nature Playscape Closed

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LINN COUNTY, IA  March 25, 2020 – For the health and safety of the public in reducing the spread of COVID-19, Linn County Conservation is temporarily closing its playgrounds and nature playscape. These include the playgrounds located at...

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Linn County

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 23, 2020

Linn County Sheriff's Office Temporarily Closed to the Public

With documented cases of COVID-19 now occurring in Linn County, and in an effort to lessen the chances of exposure to our employees, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office will close to the public effective immediately. 

All of our divisions r...

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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 21, 2020

Inmate Visitation at the Linn County Correctional Center will be CANCELED

Due to COVID-19 virus concerns, specifically as they apply to maintaining 6’ social distancing, inmate visitation at the Linn County Correctional Center will be CANCELED effective Sunday, March 22nd. Visitation will resume once precautionary mea...

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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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COVID-19
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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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Clarification of State Public Health Disaster Emergency Proclamation

LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County Public Health received clarification regarding the State of Public Health Disaster Emergency proclamation from the Iowa Department of Public Health which states that “Tattoo parlors, salons, barbershops an...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Longbranch Restaurant and Bar Attendees Asked to Self-Isolate

Linn County Public Health received notification that a D.J. that performed at The Longbranch Restaurant and Bar on Friday, March 6, and Friday, March 13, has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Anyone who was at the The Longbranch Restaurant and Bar on these da...

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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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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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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Linn County Public Health Advises Residents on Spring Break Travel

LINN COUNTY, IA - Linn County Public Health (LCPH) continues to work with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local partners to monitor and respond to novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The v...

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

Linn County Partners Prepare for Potential COVID-19

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

LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County Public Health and local healthcare partners continue to work together and plan for prevention and response to the expanding global outbreak of COVID-19.

“Since the start of this outbreak, Linn County Public...

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Posted on: February 6, 2020

2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Media Update

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

The news of recent 2019 novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) cases in the United States has heightened awareness and concern regarding spread of the disease. Linn County Public Health, UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids, Mercy Medical Center and Eastern Iowa Healt...

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