Linn County’s Response to Coronavirus
Linn County officials are actively following the latest developments on the coronavirus (COVID-19) infectious disease outbreak to ensure the health and safety of our community and to help ensure the actions we are taking are in line with the latest recommendations and guidance from the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Linn County Public Health, a department within Linn County government, is working closely with IDPH, the CDC, as well as local public officials and private partners to help combat the spread of COVID-19. Our number one priority is protecting the health and safety of our community.
To assist with communication regarding COVID-19, Linn County has created a dedicated informational webpage at LinnCounty.org/COVID-19. The webpage is updated frequently with important information relating to this public health threat.
Linn County is also posting regular updates on our social media channels:
To protect the health and safety of Linn County employees and the general public, and to slow the spread of COVID-19, most Linn County facilities are closed to the general public. The closure is scheduled through April 7, which may be modified if necessary. Despite the closure, we are still hard at work behind the scenes and County services remain operational and available to the public either online or via phone or email. Departments are making efforts to ensure minimal disruption to public services during this unprecedented time. Contact information for all County departments is available at LinnCounty.org.
This is a rapidly evolving situation. It’s important to stay informed and get information from trusted sources. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit these websites:
Iowa Department of Public Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization
A public hotline has been established for Iowans with questions about COVID-19. The line is available 24/7 by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431.
Together, we can flatten the curve.