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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 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 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 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 30, 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: November 18, 2020

Linn County Names Public Health Clinic After Dr. Richard Pope

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors and the Linn County Board of Health are honoring Dr. Richard Pope for his 30 years of service as a consulting physician with Linn County Public Health by dedicating the Linn County Public Health Clinic in his name.&...

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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

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, affecting bed and sta...

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: November 6, 2020

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Update

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COVID-19 Cases are Increasing in Linn County

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...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Linn County Public Health Releases Annual Report

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Linn County Board of Health released the Linn County Public Health (LCPH) Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Report. 

“In addition to summarizing the countless hours LCPH staff spent responding to the COVID-19 pandemic that began in the middle of t...

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Linn County Veterans Affairs Helps Veterans and Their Families Receive Veterans Benefits

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As Veterans Day approaches, the Linn County Veterans Affairs Department thanks all veterans for their service and wants veterans and their families to know about the services the department provides.

Linn County Veterans Affairs has three certified County ...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Linn County Now Accepting Witwer Trust Grant Applications

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors is now accepting applications for the fiscal year 2021 Witwer Trust Grant Program. Eligible non-profit organizations in Linn County may apply for grant funding for projects that benefit Linn County residents.&...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Linn County Juvenile Detention Center Receives Grant to Provide Mental Health Services to Youth

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The Linn County Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) recently received a $5,000 COVID-19 relief grant from the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. The grant funds received will be used in the development of a collaborative effort between the JDC and Uni...

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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: September 22, 2020

Linn County Storm Response – Update #8

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Linn County has made temporary service changes in its Planning & Development Department to assist residents with recovery from the August 10 derecho.

Building Permits Required, Fees Waived

Linn County is urging residents to contact their local building ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Requesting Temporary Use Permits in Unincorporated Linn County

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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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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 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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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. 

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