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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, IA – 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 accessi...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Linn County Conservation COVID-19 update

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Linn County Conservation is announcing further changes to its operations in response to the current COVID-19 situation. Campgrounds at Buffalo Creek Park, Morgan Creek Park, Pinicon Ridge Park and Squaw Creek Park are open with additional sanitation and s...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

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

LINN COUNTY, IA – 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 ...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Linn County Extends Closure of Most County Facilities Through June 15

Most Linn County Offices Closed

To continue to protect the health and safety of Linn County employees and the public, Linn County is extending the closure of most County facilities to the general public through June 15, 2020. This date may be modified as needed.

Despite the closure, Coun...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

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

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LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County Public Health, in coordination with community partners, recently released a toolkit to area businesses in response to COVID-19. The toolkit, available for viewing at https://www.linncounty.org/1404/Business-Guidance...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Linn County Public Health Releases Mental Health COVID-19 Toolkit

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LINN COUNTY, IA – 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, available for viewing at https://www.l...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Linn County Conservation Campgrounds to Open May 8 on a Modified Basis

RVs and campers at campground

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issued a new proclamation on May 6, 2020 allowing campgrounds in the state of Iowa to open.

The proclamation states:

“Any public or private campground may reopen provided that the campground implements reasonable measure...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

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

Linn County Public Health

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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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Linn County Public Health Enhances COVID-19 Mapping Database

COVID-19 Update

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 23, 2020

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

COVID-19 Update Newsflash

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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Posted on: April 20, 2020

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

COVID-19 Update Newsflash

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.

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

  • Linn County Public Health web...
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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Scam Alert: Individual comes to residence posing as public health employee

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LINN COUNTY, IA - Linn County Public Health (LCPH) has been notified by a resident that an individual claiming to be a public health employee attempted to gain access inside their home. The person told the resident they needed to come inside to make sure ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Linn County Conservation COVID-19 Update

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UPDATED April 7, 2020 -  We appreciate the support and understanding of many changes that have taken place in our community and Linn County Conservation as it pertains to COVID-19 response. We continue to place a high priority on health and safet...

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COVID-19
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 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 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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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

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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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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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