Due to the number of positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the country and locally, Linn County has closed most buildings to the public to help reduce community spread of the virus and to help ensure continuity of County services.
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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. Continuing these mitigation strategies below are crucial in slowing community spread, saving lives, and keeping establishments open.
While anyone is at risk for contracting COVID-19 if exposed to the virus, some are more susceptible to becoming severely ill. As many prepare for the upcoming 4th of July holiday, Linn County Public Health urges residents to take steps to prevent getting and spreading COVID-19. These safety measures not only protect you, but they protect our community members who are more vulnerable to severe illness, and even death.
Linn County Public Health, an agency within Linn County government, serves more than 225,000 residents of Linn County to prevent disease and injury, promote healthy living, protect the environment, and ensure public health preparedness. Learn more at linncounty.org/health or by calling 319-892-6000. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LCPublicHealth and follow us on Twitter @LCPublicHealth.