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Local COVID-19 Information

Subscribe to receive local COVID-19 Status Updates by using our NotifyMe tool and selecting "COVID-19 Status Update" under the News Flash category. For questions about COVID-19, please call 319-892-6097. Stay tuned to local news outlets for updated information. 


COVID-19 Vaccine

All Iowans 16 and above are NOW eligible for vaccination, including previous eligibility groups. Vaccine supply has increased significantly and vaccine appointments are available to any individual 16 and older. For more information about COVID-19 vaccine, visit our COVID-19 Vaccine webpage

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things they had stopped doing because of the pandemic. Learn more.

Linn County COVID-19 Response

Actions to Combat COVID-19

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Linn County Public Health has sought to recommend action and practices based on available data and best practice research. This included recommended safety practices for keeping our community safe while continuing to support businesses, restaurants, and schools in the county. This guidance outlines recommended actions across six tiers. Tiers 1-3 include the recommended actions that should be taken to address significant increases in COVID-19 in Linn County. The following health metrics are used to determine when the spread of the virus requires additional restrictive actions be taken or loosened. Linn County Public Health currently recommends actions in Tier 4 of the Actions to Combat COVID-19 (PDF) guidance. These actions don’t just protect you. They help keep our whole community safe, especially our residents most vulnerable to COVID-19, by slowing the spread of the disease:

  • Wash hands often, cover cough, stay home when ill 
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and items
  • Maintain physical distance of 6 foot or more from non-household members
  • Wear a mask when in public or when physical distancing is not possible
  • Individuals 65 and older and those with underlying health conditions stay home, as able

Status of County Facilities and Services

Linn County’s highest priority is the health and well-being of our community. Due to COVID-19, Linn County has closed most County buildings to the public once again to help reduce community spread of the virus and to help ensure continuity of County services. The closure will remain in effect until public health conditions improve and allow for modifications. 

County staff continue to work on-site and remotely to provide County services to the public. Residents and businesses may conduct County business online, by phone, by email, by mail, and by drop boxes located outside County buildings. We appreciate the public's understanding of the need to conduct business in new ways during this global pandemic.

Learn more.

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    As Phase 1B of the COVID-19 Vaccine rollout continues this week, Linn County Public Health has updated information for Phase 1B populations. Read on...
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