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Posted on: August 19, 2021

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Update

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in Linn County driven by the highly transmissible Delta (B.1.617.2) variant. The increase in cases in a short period of time is once again straining local contact tracing resources, and le...

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COVID-19
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Reflecting on COVID-19 One-Year Anniversary

Words We Push Forward

This week marks the one-year anniversary of Linn County’s first, laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19. Emotional responses to milestones like this are a normal—and common—reaction to moving forward though uncommon circumstan...

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COVID-19
Posted on: February 8, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 1B Update

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – As Phase 1B of the COVID-19 Vaccine rollout continues this week, Linn County Public Health has updated information for Phase 1B populations, which include persons 65 and older, prioritized frontline workers, and specific populations vuln...

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COVID-19
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Limited COVID-19 Vaccines Available to Persons 65 and Older Beginning January 26

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – On Tuesday, January 26, individuals 65 years and older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine in Linn County. Today, MercyCare Clinics, UnityPoint Health Clinics and several independent health care providers will begin to contact their pr...

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COVID-19
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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COVID-19
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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COVID-19
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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COVID-19
Posted on: November 19, 2020

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

Food on a table

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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COVID-19
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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COVID-19
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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COVID-19
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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COVID-19
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Linn County Public Health Adopts CDC Guidance and Recommends Masks Indoors

COVID-19 Update

Linn County Public Health (LCPH) is adopting updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) face-covering recommendations to protect against COVID-19 and the Delta variant. The CDC recommends that everyone, including fully vaccinated in...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

August 6, 2021

Linn County Case Count Data

As of 8:00 AM August 6, 2021

  • Active cases: 504
  • Currently hospitalized: 12
  • Total deaths: 353
  • Total recovered: 21,040
  • Total cases to date: 21,897

Case Trends

Note: The State of Iowa has transitioned from reporting positive ...

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COVID-19 Status Update
Posted on: August 4, 2021

Public Invited to Help Identify Broad Community Priorities for Linn County’s ARPA Funding

U.S. Capital Building

Linn County will hold a series of public engagement forums over the next few weeks and use public input from the forums to help identify broad community priorities on the best use of the American Rescue Plan Act funding in Linn County. 

The Americ...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

August 11, 2021

Linn County Case Count Data

As of 1:00 PM August 10, 2021

  • Active cases: 706
  • Currently hospitalized: 18
  • Total deaths: 356
  • Total recovered: 21,052
  • Total cases to date: 22,114

Case Trends

Note: The State of Iowa has transitioned from reporting positiv...

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COVID-19 Status Update
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

August 20, 2021

As of 8:00 AM August 20, 2021

Linn County Case Count Data

  • Active cases: 1,356
  • Currently hospitalized: 36
  • Total deaths: 361
  • Total recovered: 21,150
  • Total cases to date: 22,867

Case Trends

Note: The State of Iowa has transitioned from reporting posi...

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COVID-19 Status Update
Posted on: August 25, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

August 25, 2021

Linn County Case Count Data 

As of 8:00 AM August 24, 2021

  • Active cases: 1,585
  • Currently hospitalized: 32
  • Total deaths: 362
  • Total recovered: 21,226
  • Total cases to date: 23,173

Case Trends 

 

Note: The State of Iowa has tra...

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COVID-19 Status Update
Posted on: September 8, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

September 8, 2021

Linn County Case Count Data 

As of 12:00 PM September 7, 2021

  • Active cases: 2,449
  • Currently hospitalized: 51
  • Total deaths: 366
  • Total recovered: 21,833
  • Total cases to date: 24,648

Case Trends 

Note: The State of Iowa has transiti...

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COVID-19 Status Update
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

September 15, 2021

Linn County Case Count Data

As of 12:00 PM September 14, 2021

  • Active cases: 2,832
  • Currently hospitalized: 39
  • Total deaths: 376
  • Total recovered: 22,341
  • Total cases to date: 25,549

Case Trends

 Note: The State of Iowa has transitioned fro...

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COVID-19 Status Update
Posted on: September 22, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

September 22, 2021

Linn County Case Count Data

As of 8:00 AM September 21, 2021

  • Active cases: 3,215
  • Currently hospitalized: 48
  • Total deaths: 379
  • Total recovered: 22,895
  • Total cases to date: 26,489

Case Trends

Note: The State of Iowa has transitioned from reporting...

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COVID-19 Status Update