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Local COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccine is not available to the general public. Additionally, not everyone currently eligible for vaccine will be able to receive a vaccine right away. This is due to a continued vaccine shortage and not a lack of providers willing and able to administer vaccine. Linn County Public Health is following federal and state recommendations for vaccine rollouts. Iowa is currently in Tier 1 of Phase 1B for vaccine distribution. 

For more information about COVID-19 vaccine, visit our COVID-19 Vaccine webpage. Then let the information come to you. 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 vaccine, please call 319-892-6097.

Contact Tracing

Linn County residents with COVID-19 are encouraged to review current Guidance for COVID-19 Positive Individuals and the information requested on the COVID-19 Investigation Form, used for the contact tracing process. Linn County residents who have received a positive COVID-19 test result can complete the COVID-19 Investigation Form online here

For more information about contact tracing, visit our Contact Tracing webpage.

General Information

For general COVID-19 questions, call 319-892-6009.

(For example: business questions, general cleaning questions, prevention or mask questions, travel questions, etc.).

Linn County COVID-19 Response

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.

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Actions to Combat Increase in 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. At this time, Linn County Public Health is recommending additional actions be taken to address the significant increase in COVID-19 cases in Linn County. This guidance outlines recommended actions across three tiers. 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 2 of the Actions to Combat Increase in COVID-19 guidance. 

For more information on Linn County's COVID-19 response, visit our COVID-19 General Overview webpage. 

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