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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

January 15, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 response partners held a briefing on January 13. View the recording here.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) makes vaccination recommendations for priority groups,...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

The Linn County Connection has a New Blog Post

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The Linn County Connection has a new blog post. Linn County would like to welcome you back to the blog.

Subscribe to our blog so you'll stay informed and be notified every time we share a new post.

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Most Linn County Offices Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Most Linn County Offices Closed

Most Linn County governmental offices will be closed Monday, January 18 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, January 19.

The following services will continue to operate:

  • Juvenile Detention and Diver...
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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

January 8, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) makes vaccination recommendations for priority groups, including those for COVID-19 vaccines, based on input from the Advisory Committee on Immunizat...

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

Linn County Officials Sworn in to Office

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Linn County welcomed newly elected District 3 Board of Supervisor member Louis J. Zumbach and welcomed back Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner and Linn County Auditor Joel Miller in a swearing-in ceremony on December 30, 2020, at the Jean Oxley Li...

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

Linn County Attorney’s Office Announces Marijuana Diversion Program

MARIJUANA DIVERSION PROGRAM

The Linn County Attorney’s Office announces a newly established marijuana diversion program that will take effect Jan. 1, 2021.

The program is designed for first time offenders found in possession of a user-quantity amount of marijuana. Linn Coun...

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Posted on: December 24, 2020

Linn County Public Health Utilizes CARES Act Funds to Help Community Partners Prevent COVID-19

COVID-19 Update

On November 3, Governor Reynolds allocated $3 million of CARES Act funds as a grant for local county health departments, based on a per capita basis, to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Linn County Public Health (LCPH) received notification on Novemb...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Waiver for Building Department Permit Fees Extended

BUILDING DEPARTMENT FEES WAIVED

The Linn County Board of Supervisors this week signed a resolution extending the waiver of building department permit fees through June 30, 2021. This waiver is for the unincorporated areas in Linn County and the cities of Alburnett, Bertram, Center Point...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Read Our Latest eNewsletter

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Read the latest issue of Linn County’s eNews to stay informed about County news, services, and events. 

Our goal is to provide timely and accessible information about the County to help keep residents informed and engaged.

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

Linn County Earns Awards for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded Linn County the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) (PDF) and the Award for Outstanding Achievement i...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Board of Supervisors Commits to Equitable Climate Action

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors signed a new climate resolution (PDF) prioritizing the voices of vulnerable communities in climate action within Linn County. The resolution commits to accelerated action to address the climate crisis in collaboration ...

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

Kehres Named Linn County Veterans Affairs Director

Nicole Kehres VA Director

The Linn County Board of Supervisors and Linn County Veterans Affairs Commission have named Nicole Kehres (pronounced Karris) as Linn County’s new Veterans Affairs Director, effective, December 14, 2020. 

Kehres is a graduate of Grand Ca...

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

Linn County Ready for Winter Weather

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The Linn County Secondary Road Department is prepared for the 2020-21 winter season. Part of preparation is sharing information with residents about the Secondary Road Department’s hours of operation, snow routes, and snow and ice ordinance and ...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Linn County Issues Face Covering Regulation

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Due to the alarming surge in positive COVID-19 cases and record-breaking hospitalizations across the country and locally, the Linn County Board of Supervisors today signed a resolution unanimously approving the Linn County Board of Health’s face...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Most Linn County Facilities Close to the Public

MOST LINN COUNTY BUILDINGS CLOSED

Due to the alarming surge in positive COVID-19 cases and record-breaking hospitalizations across the country and locally, Linn County is closing buildings to the public once again to help reduce community spread of the virus and to help ensure continuity ...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Linn County Food Systems Council Releases Food System Assessment

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The Linn County Food Systems Council this week released their finalized food system assessment, a project initiated to better understand the Linn County food system, hear from those working and living in it, and understand how Linn Count...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

County Home Road Reopened for Winter; Project to Resume in 2021

COUNTY HOME ROAD NOW OPEN

County Home Road is now open to traffic following completion of two phases of a three-phase improvement project. Construction on County Home Road between Gilmore Road and Highway 13 included 10” concrete paving, the addition of right and left tu...

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Linn County Public Health Reminder to Get Your Annual Flu Vaccine

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Influenza is a contagious disease that can be serious. Every year, influenza causes illness, hospitalizations, and deaths. Linn County Public Health urges everyone to take steps now to protect yourself and those around you from influenza, or flu. ...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Interactive Dashboard Tracks COVID-19 Key Indicators

COVID-19 Update Newsflash

Linn County Public Health is posting updates on its COVID-19 Mapping Database, which is a graphic dashboard of COVID-19 key indicators including: 

  • Number of confirmed cases (by age, gender, race, and ethnicity)
  • A map of confirmed cases by zip code
  • A...
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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. 

The ...

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

Linn County Officials Sworn in to Office

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Linn County welcomed newly elected District 3 Board of Supervisor member Louis J. Zumbach and welcomed back Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner and Linn County Auditor Joel Miller in a swearing-in ceremony on December 30, 2020, at the Jean Oxley Li...

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Linn County Board of Supervisors
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Linn County Earns Awards for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded Linn County the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) (PDF) and the Award for Outstanding Achievement i...

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Linn County Board of Supervisors
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Board of Supervisors Commits to Equitable Climate Action

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors signed a new climate resolution (PDF) prioritizing the voices of vulnerable communities in climate action within Linn County. The resolution commits to accelerated action to address the climate crisis in collaboration ...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Linn County Issues Face Covering Regulation

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Due to the alarming surge in positive COVID-19 cases and record-breaking hospitalizations across the country and locally, the Linn County Board of Supervisors today signed a resolution unanimously approving the Linn County Board of Health’s face...

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Linn County Board of Supervisors
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Most Linn County Facilities Close to the Public

MOST LINN COUNTY BUILDINGS CLOSED

Due to the alarming surge in positive COVID-19 cases and record-breaking hospitalizations across the country and locally, Linn County is closing buildings to the public once again to help reduce community spread of the virus and to help ensure continuity ...

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Linn County Board of Supervisors
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Linn County Applauds SET Grant Announcement

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors joins the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation in celebrating the announcement of a $465,000 grant award to support the work of the Creating Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities (SET) Fund.

The grant, awarded t...

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Linn County Board of Supervisors
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Linn County Facilities Reopen July 20 by Appointment

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On Monday, July 20, 2020, Linn County offices will reopen on an appointment-only basis as part of a phased approach to reopening with modifications to keep employees and customers safe. Linn County’s top priority remains the safety of employees ...

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

Linn County Attorney’s Office Announces Marijuana Diversion Program

MARIJUANA DIVERSION PROGRAM

The Linn County Attorney’s Office announces a newly established marijuana diversion program that will take effect Jan. 1, 2021.

The program is designed for first time offenders found in possession of a user-quantity amount of marijuana. Linn County prosecu...

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Linn County Attorney’s Office Completes Review of August 30 Shooting Death of Kevin Harris

The Linn County Attorney’s Office has completed a thorough review of the Linn County Sheriff’s Office investigative file in connection with the August 30, 2020 shooting death of Kevin Harris at 2783 Ridgeview Drive in Palo, Iowa. The i...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

Linn County Earns Awards for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded Linn County the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) (PDF) and the Award for Outstanding Achievement i...

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Communications
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Linn County Wins Five National Communication Awards

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The Linn County Communications Department earned five national communication and marketing awards at the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA) Annual Conference September 5 in Denver, CO.

The Savvy Awards, held in conjunction with 3CM...

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

Linn County Conservation unveils 2020 Annual Report

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The Linn County Conservation Board is pleased to unveil its 2020 Annual Report, which highlights financial information recorded during fiscal year 2020 (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020), as well as work activities during the 2020 calendar year.

"Despite ...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Linn County Conservation announces facility closings

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UPDATED:  1/8/2021

Due to the surge in positive COVID-19 cases and record hospitalizations across the country and locally, Linn County closed buildings to the public once again to help reduce community spread of the virus to help ensure continuity...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Linn County Conservation renames area Wanatee Park

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LINN COUNTY, IA September 28, 2020 – A thorough review of the name and reference of “squaw” has led the Linn County Conservation Board to approve changing the name Squaw Creek Park to Wanatee Park. After research and consideration of the park’s 9...

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Posted on: December 24, 2020

Linn County Public Health Utilizes CARES Act Funds to Help Community Partners Prevent COVID-19

COVID-19 Update

On November 3, Governor Reynolds allocated $3 million of CARES Act funds as a grant for local county health departments, based on a per capita basis, to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Linn County Public Health (LCPH) received notification on Novemb...

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

Initial COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Arrives in Linn County

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County’s first allotment of COVID-19 vaccine arrived today at Mercy Cedar Rapids and UnityPoint Health - St. Luke’s Hospital. Each hospital received 975 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to offer to frontline healthcare ...

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

Linn County Public Health and Community Partners Prepare for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

COVID-19 Update

Linn County Public Health (LCPH), in coordination with community partners, has been preparing to receive and distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. With the first COVID-19 vaccine expected to arrive as early as next week, vaccination will soon begin among certa...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Linn County Public Health Urges Residents to Review and Follow Holiday Guidance to Combat COVID-19

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Linn County residents have begun to decide how, and with whom, to celebrate the upcoming holidays as confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to climb to all-time highs. At this time, the risk of being exposed to COVID-19 increases dramatically when individua...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Linn County Issues Face Covering Regulation

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Due to the alarming surge in positive COVID-19 cases and record-breaking hospitalizations across the country and locally, the Linn County Board of Supervisors today signed a resolution unanimously approving the Linn County Board of Health’s face...

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

Linn County Public Health Updates COVID-19 Close Contact Definition and Releases Additional Guidance

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Linn County continue to climb to unprecedented numbers since the pandemic first began. This increase in cases within a short amount of time will also push our healthcare system towards a critical level, aff...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

State of Iowa Announces Change to COVID-19 Close Contact Definition

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – Today, Governor Reynolds announced a change in the definition the State of Iowa is using to define close contacts for the purposes of contact tracing of positive COVID-19 cases. The CDC, or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, def...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

Willow Gardens Care Center Recovers from COVID-19 Outbreak

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – As of August 17, 2020, Willow Gardens Care Center, a long-term care facility in Linn County, has recovered from the COVID-19 outbreak, which began affecting the facility in June. Recovery is defined as no new cases for two cons...

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Linn County Public Health Urges All Residents to Wear Cloth Face Coverings in Public Settings

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County Public Health strongly recommends all residents and visitors to consistently and correctly wear a cloth face covering in public settings and when around people who do not live in your household, especially when phys...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Linn County Public Health Releases Return to School Guidance during Community Spread of COVID-19

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LINN COUNTY, IA – COVID-19 remains present in our community, and will continue to have a direct impact on the daily operations of local schools. To assist school districts and help support administrators, staff, students, and families return to ...

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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 26, 2020

Linn Manor Care Center Recovers from COVID-19 Outbreak

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – As of June 26, 2020, Linn Manor Care Center, a long-term care facility in Linn County, has recovered from the COVID-19 outbreak, which began affecting the facility in early-April. Recovery is defined as no new cases for two con...

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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, IA – June 10, 2020 – 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 GoT...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Linn County Begins Phase Two of Reopening during Community Spread of COVID-19

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – 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 ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Cottage Grove Place Recovers from COVID-19 Outbreak

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – As of June 8, 2020, Cottage Grove Place, a long term care facility in Linn County, has recovered from the COVID-19 outbreak which began impacting the facility in mid-April. Recovery is defined as no new cases for two consecutiv...

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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 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 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 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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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: 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 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 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 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: January 8, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

January 15, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 response partners held a briefing on January 13. View the recording here.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) makes vaccination recommendations for priority groups,...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

January 8, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) makes vaccination recommendations for priority groups, including those for COVID-19 vaccines, based on input from the Advisory Committee on Immunizat...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

County Home Road Reopened for Winter; Project to Resume in 2021

COUNTY HOME ROAD NOW OPEN

County Home Road is now open to traffic following completion of two phases of a three-phase improvement project. Construction on County Home Road between Gilmore Road and Highway 13 included 10” concrete paving, the addition of right and left turn lanes, ...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

Linn County Earns Awards for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded Linn County the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) (PDF) and the Award for Outstanding Achievement i...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Most Linn County Offices Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Most Linn County Offices Closed

Most Linn County governmental offices will be closed Monday, January 18 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, January 19.

The following services will continue to operate:

  • Juvenile Detention and Diver...
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Posted on: December 30, 2020

Linn County Officials Sworn in to Office

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Linn County welcomed newly elected District 3 Board of Supervisor member Louis J. Zumbach and welcomed back Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner and Linn County Auditor Joel Miller in a swearing-in ceremony on December 30, 2020, at the Jean Oxley Li...

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

Linn County Attorney’s Office Announces Marijuana Diversion Program

MARIJUANA DIVERSION PROGRAM

The Linn County Attorney’s Office announces a newly established marijuana diversion program that will take effect Jan. 1, 2021.

The program is designed for first time offenders found in possession of a user-quantity amount of marijuana. Linn County prosecu...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: December 24, 2020

Linn County Public Health Utilizes CARES Act Funds to Help Community Partners Prevent COVID-19

COVID-19 Update

On November 3, Governor Reynolds allocated $3 million of CARES Act funds as a grant for local county health departments, based on a per capita basis, to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Linn County Public Health (LCPH) received notification on Novemb...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Waiver for Building Department Permit Fees Extended

BUILDING DEPARTMENT FEES WAIVED

The Linn County Board of Supervisors this week signed a resolution extending the waiver of building department permit fees through June 30, 2021. This waiver is for the unincorporated areas in Linn County and the cities of Alburnett, Bertram, Center Point...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Linn County Earns Awards for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Numbers on a spreadsheet

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded Linn County the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) (PDF) and the Award for Outstanding Achievement i...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Board of Supervisors Commits to Equitable Climate Action

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors signed a new climate resolution (PDF) prioritizing the voices of vulnerable communities in climate action within Linn County. The resolution commits to accelerated action to address the climate crisis in collaboration ...

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

Kehres Named Linn County Veterans Affairs Director

Nicole Kehres VA Director

The Linn County Board of Supervisors and Linn County Veterans Affairs Commission have named Nicole Kehres (pronounced Karris) as Linn County’s new Veterans Affairs Director, effective, December 14, 2020. 

Kehres is a graduate of Grand Canyon Unive...

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

Linn County Ready for Winter Weather

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The Linn County Secondary Road Department is prepared for the 2020-21 winter season. Part of preparation is sharing information with residents about the Secondary Road Department’s hours of operation, snow routes, and snow and ice ordinance and policy (PD...

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

Linn County Public Health and Community Partners Prepare for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

COVID-19 Update

Linn County Public Health (LCPH), in coordination with community partners, has been preparing to receive and distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. With the first COVID-19 vaccine expected to arrive as early as next week, vaccination will soon begin among certa...

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Posted on: December 3, 2020

Revolving Loan Fund Helps Homeowners Repair Derecho Damage

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Three months after the derecho that devastated much of Linn County, housing remains one of the most pressing needs. A new revolving loan fund has been established to help homeowners repair homes that were damaged in the storm. 

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Linn County Food Systems Council Releases Food System Assessment

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The Linn County Food Systems Council this week released their finalized food system assessment, a project initiated to better understand the Linn County food system, hear from those working and living in it, and understand how Linn Count...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

County Home Road Reopened for Winter; Project to Resume in 2021

COUNTY HOME ROAD NOW OPEN

County Home Road is now open to traffic following completion of two phases of a three-phase improvement project. Construction on County Home Road between Gilmore Road and Highway 13 included 10” concrete paving, the addition of right and left turn lanes, ...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Linn County Issues Face Covering Regulation

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Due to the alarming surge in positive COVID-19 cases and record-breaking hospitalizations across the country and locally, the Linn County Board of Supervisors today signed a resolution unanimously approving the Linn County Board of Health’s face...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Most Linn County Facilities Close to the Public

MOST LINN COUNTY BUILDINGS CLOSED

Due to the alarming surge in positive COVID-19 cases and record-breaking hospitalizations across the country and locally, Linn County is closing buildings to the public once again to help reduce community spread of the virus and to help ensure continuity ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Tips to Celebrate Halloween Safely

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In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, finding ways to keep our traditions can help us maintain a sense of normalcy. While we do not want to discourage the fun, Halloween will look a little different this year. As groups become larger, the risk of spreadi...

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Linn County Public Health Reminder to Get Your Annual Flu Vaccine

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Influenza is a contagious disease that can be serious. Every year, influenza causes illness, hospitalizations, and deaths. Linn County Public Health urges everyone to take steps now to protect yourself and those around you from influenza, or flu. ...

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

State of Iowa Announces Change to COVID-19 Close Contact Definition

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – Today, Governor Reynolds announced a change in the definition the State of Iowa is using to define close contacts for the purposes of contact tracing of positive COVID-19 cases. The CDC, or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, def...

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

Linn County Applauds SET Grant Announcement

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors joins the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation in celebrating the announcement of a $465,000 grant award to support the work of the Creating Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities (SET) Fund.

The grant, awarded t...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: August 11, 2020

Linn County Public Health Reminds Residents to Stay Safe After Storms

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LINN COUNTY, IA – Many parts of Iowa were affected by a severe storm that swept through the state Monday, causing power outages for hundreds of thousands of people. As utility crews work around the clock to restore power, and Iowans continue cle...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Linn County Facilities Reopen July 20 by Appointment

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NOTE: This page is updated as new information becomes available.

On Monday, July 20, 2020, most Linn County offices reopened on an appointment-only basis as part of a phased approach to reopening with modifications to keep employees and customers safe. Lin...

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Linn County Front Page News
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 10, 2020

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

Linn County Public Health

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 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 14, 2020

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

Linn County Public Health

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 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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Linn County Front Page News
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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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:

  • Linn County Public Health web...
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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: March 29, 2020

First COVID-19 Death Confirmed in Linn County

COVID-19 Update

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 21, 2020

COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Linn County

COVID-19 Update

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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Additional Info... 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

News Flash

Posted on: February 13, 2015

2015 Winter Issue of Healthy Linn News is Available

The winter issue of Healthy Linn News focuses on the importance of radon, its connection to health, what you can do to prevent falling victim to the effects of radon, and the radon initiatives that are occurring at Linn County Public Health.

Healthy Linn News - Winter Issue Linn County Public Health Newsletter
Posted on: July 22, 2014

2014 Fall Issue of Healthy Linn News is Available

Welcome to the first issue of the Linn County Public Health Newsletter. This newsletter will be published quarterly, and serves as a source of information for health information in Linn County.

Healthy Linn News - Fall Edition Linn County Public Health Newsletter

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Waiver for Building Department Permit Fees Extended

BUILDING DEPARTMENT FEES WAIVED

The Linn County Board of Supervisors this week signed a resolution extending the waiver of building department permit fees through June 30, 2021. This waiver is for the unincorporated areas in Linn County and the cities of Alburnett, Bertram, Center Point...

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Planning & Development
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Linn County Food Systems Council Releases Food System Assessment

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The Linn County Food Systems Council this week released their finalized food system assessment, a project initiated to better understand the Linn County food system, hear from those working and living in it, and understand how Linn Count...

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Planning & Development
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Requesting Temporary Use Permits in Unincorporated Linn County

Temporary Use Permits

Linn County reminds residents and groups planning public events in unincorporated Linn County that they must apply for a temporary use permit. Permits are required when the type of event planned is not a permitted use within the zoning district where the ...

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Planning & Development

News Flash

Posted on: December 24, 2020

Linn County Public Health Utilizes CARES Act Funds to Help Community Partners Prevent COVID-19

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – On November 3, Governor Reynolds allocated $3 million of CARES Act funds as a grant for local county health departments, based on a per capita basis, to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Linn County Public Health (LCPH) rec...

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Public Health
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Initial COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Arrives in Linn County

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County’s first allotment of COVID-19 vaccine arrived today at Mercy Cedar Rapids and UnityPoint Health - St. Luke’s Hospital. Each hospital received 975 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to ...

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Public Health
Posted on: December 10, 2020

Linn County Public Health and Community Partners Prepare for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County Public Health (LCPH), in coordination with community partners, has been preparing to receive and distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. With the first COVID-19 vaccine expected to arrive as early as next week, vaccination...

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Public Health
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Linn County Public Health Urges Residents to Review and Follow Holiday Guidance to Combat COVID-19

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LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County residents have begun to decide how, and with whom, to celebrate the upcoming holidays as confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to climb to all-time highs. At this time, the risk of being exposed to COVID-19 increases...

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Public Health
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Linn County Issues Face Covering Regulation

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Due to the alarming surge in positive COVID-19 cases and record-breaking hospitalizations across the country and locally, the Linn County Board of Supervisors today signed a resolution unanimously approving the Linn County Board of Health’s face covering ...

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Public Health
Posted on: November 12, 2020

Linn County Public Health Updates COVID-19 Close Contact Definition and Releases Additional Guidance

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Linn County continue to climb to unprecedented numbers since the pandemic first began. This increase in cases within a short amount of time will also push our healthcare system towards a critical level, aff...

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Public Health
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Linn County Public Health Offers Wood Appliance Change-Out Incentives to Surrounding Counties

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Linn County, IA - Linn County Public Health announces a multi-county expansion of the Wood-Burning Change-Out Program beyond Linn County. Homeowners living in the counties of Benton, Buchanan, Cedar, Delaware, Iowa, Johnson and Jones may now be eligible f...

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Public Health
Posted on: November 6, 2020

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Update

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in Linn County. The increase in cases in a short period of time is straining local contact tracing resources, and leading to delays in the contact tracing process. The contact tr...

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Public Health
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Linn County Public Health Releases Annual Report

Annual Report Release

Linn County, IA – Linn County Board of Health Chair Dr. Tarbox, along with fellow board members, released the Linn County Public Health (LCPH) Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Report today. 

“In addition to summarizing the coun...

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Public Health
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Linn County Public Health Epidemiologist Honored With National Award

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Linn County, IA - Dr. Amy Hockett, epidemiologist with Linn County Public Health, is the 2020 recipient of the Innovation in Public Health Award from the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Council of Affiliates (CoA). Dr. Hockett is one...

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Public Health
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Celebrate Halloween Safely

Halloween Safety

LINN COUNTY, IA – In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, finding ways to keep our traditions can help us maintain a sense of normalcy. While we do not want to discourage the fun, Halloween will look a little different this year. As groups become...

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Public Health
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Linn County Public Health Reminder to Get Your Annual Flu Vaccine

Linn County Public Health

LINN COUNTY, IA – Influenza is a contagious disease that can be serious. Every year, influenza causes illness, hospitalizations, and deaths. Linn County Public Health urges everyone to take steps now to protect yourself and those around you from...

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Public Health
Posted on: September 29, 2020

State of Iowa Announces Change to COVID-19 Close Contact Definition

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – Today, Governor Reynolds announced a change in the definition the State of Iowa is using to define close contacts for the purposes of contact tracing of positive COVID-19 cases. The CDC, or Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

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Public Health
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Local Businesses Rely on Strict Adherence to Mitigate Spread of COVID-19

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – In response to an alarming spike in the number of COVID-19 cases reported over the last two consecutive weeks, largely among 18 to 40 year olds and particularly among a smaller subset of younger adults, ages 19-24, Linn County&...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 27, 2020

New Public Health Disaster Proclamation Impacts Linn County Food and Beverage Establishments

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County is one of six Iowa counties that will begin additional mitigation measures to slow community spread of COVID-19. During a news conference earlier today, Governor Kim Reynolds announced the order in a proclamation th...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Linn County Public Health Reminds Rural Landowners of Open Burning Rules for Storm Debris

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LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County reminds landowners that while open burning of organic storm debris is permissible outside of Cedar Rapids, Marion, Hiawatha, and Robins some restrictions still apply:

  • A landowner may only burn organic materials from ...
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Public Health
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Willow Gardens Care Center Recovers from COVID-19 Outbreak

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – As of August 17, 2020, Willow Gardens Care Center, a long-term care facility in Linn County, has recovered from the COVID-19 outbreak, which began affecting the facility in June. Recovery is defined as no new cases for two cons...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 11, 2020

Linn County Public Health Reminds Residents to Stay Safe After Storms

Linn County Public Health

LINN COUNTY, IA – Many parts of Iowa were affected by a severe storm that swept through the state Monday, causing power outages for hundreds of thousands of people. As utility crews work around the clock to restore power, and Iowans continue cle...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 4, 2020

Linn County Public Health Requests Volunteers to Share COVID-19 Experience

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County Public Health is seeking volunteers who have had COVID-19 to share their experience. Personal stories or testimonials can help increase understanding and provide education about a particular issue, and improve overa...

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Public Health
Posted on: July 25, 2020

Linn County Public Health and Willis Dady Homeless Services Respond to COVID-19

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County Public Health and Willis Dady Homeless Services are working together to ensure the health and safety of clients at the Willis Dady Homeless Shelter after confirmation that one client has tested positive for COVID-19...

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Public Health
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Linn County Public Health Urges All Residents to Wear Cloth Face Coverings in Public Settings

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LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County Public Health strongly recommends all residents and visitors to consistently and correctly wear a cloth face covering in public settings and when around people who do not live in your household, especially when phys...

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Public Health
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Linn County Public Health Releases Return to School Guidance during Community Spread of COVID-19

Linn County Public Health

LINN COUNTY, IA – COVID-19 remains present in our community, and will continue to have a direct impact on the daily operations of local schools. To assist school districts and help support administrators, staff, students, and families return to ...

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Public Health
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Linn County Board of Health Calls for Action to Address Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Linn County Public Health

LINN COUNTY, IA – 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 identifies adverse effects of structural inequalities and system...

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Public Health
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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Public Health
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Linn Manor Care Center Recovers from COVID-19 Outbreak

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – As of June 26, 2020, Linn Manor Care Center, a long-term care facility in Linn County, has recovered from the COVID-19 outbreak, which began affecting the facility in early-April. Recovery is defined as no new cases for two con...

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Public Health
Posted on: June 10, 2020

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

Linn County Public Health

LINN COUNTY, IA – June 10, 2020 – 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 GoT...

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Public Health
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Linn County Begins Phase Two of Reopening during Community Spread of COVID-19

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – 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 ...

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Public Health
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Cottage Grove Place Recovers from COVID-19 Outbreak

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – As of June 8, 2020, Cottage Grove Place, a long term care facility in Linn County, has recovered from the COVID-19 outbreak which began impacting the facility in mid-April. Recovery is defined as no new cases for two consecutiv...

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Public Health
Posted on: June 1, 2020

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

COVID-19 Community Partner 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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Public Health
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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Public Health
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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Public Health
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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Public Health
Posted on: May 5, 2020

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

Linn County Public Health

LINN COUNTY, IA – 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 mu...

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Public Health
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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Public Health
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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Public Health
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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Public Health
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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Public Health
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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Public Health
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Longbranch Restaurant and Bar Attendees Asked to Self-Isolate

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Linn County Public Health received notification that a D.J. that performed at the 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 thes...

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Public Health
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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Public Health
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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Public Health
Posted on: July 8, 2019

Linn County Public Health Expands Iowa’s First Wood-Burning Appliance Change-Out Program

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LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County Public Health (LCPH) is expanding the Wood-Burning Change-Out Program – a voluntary program to improve air quality by providing vouchers to eligible homeowners to remove and replace old, non-certified wood...

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Public Health
Posted on: April 30, 2014

Born from 1945 through 1965? You Should Be Tested for Hepatitis C

Do you know your Hepatitis C status? Most people with Hepatitis C don’t know they are infected. If you were born between 1945 through 1965, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you get tested. Linn County Public Health (LCP...Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: November 15, 2013

Some Linn County Schools Go Idle Free

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LINN COUNTY, IA - As school starts, parents and visitors to the Mt. Vernon Community School District (MVCSD) may notice something a little different this fall. Based on the assessment recommendations from Linn County Public Health (LCPH), Mt. Vernon’s ...Read on...

Public Health

News Flash

Posted on: June 1, 2020

REAL ID Deadline Extended to Oct. 1, 2021

Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has extended the deadline to get a REAL ID (gold star) on your driver’s license to Oct. 1, 2021. If you fly commercially you will either need a REAL ID license or ID or another acceptable...

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Recorder's Office

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

New Odometer Statement Requirements for Title Transfers on Older Vehicles

As a protection for consumers, federal and state laws require an odometer disclosure statement when the title of a vehicle 10 model years old or newer is transferred. The odometer disclosure statement is typically completed on the backside of the title. T...

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Treasurer's Office
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Most Linn County Facilities Close to the Public

MOST LINN COUNTY BUILDINGS CLOSED

Due to the alarming surge in positive COVID-19 cases and record-breaking hospitalizations across the country and locally, Linn County is closing buildings to the public once again to help reduce community spread of the virus and to help ensure continuity ...

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Treasurer's Office
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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Treasurer's Office

News Flash

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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Veteran Affairs