News Flash

Posted on: September 9, 2021

Community Survey to Provide Input on Health of Linn County Closes September 30

Together! Healthy Linn

Linn County, IA – Together! Healthy Linn encourages all who live, work, go to school in or visit Linn County to complete a community survey launched last spring, available online at http://bit.ly/LinnCounty2021, by September 30. This interactive...

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Public Health
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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Public Health
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Together! Healthy Linn Seeks Community Input for Community Health Assessment

Together! Healthy Linn

Linn County, IA – Every 3-5 years, the Together! Healthy Linn collaborative led by Linn County Public Health assesses the health needs and assets of our community through a Community Health Assessment (CHA). A community survey is one to...

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Public Health
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Linn County Public Health Honored at Tribute to Heroes Virtual Event

Linn County Public Health Honored at Tribute to Heroes Virtual Event

LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County Public Health was honored by the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival, accepting the Freedom Festival Heroes recognition on behalf of Frontline Workers and Medical Professionals and Staff at the Tribute to Heroes dinner on Monday, M...

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Public Health
Posted on: March 7, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Expanded Eligibility Update

COVID-19 Update

LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County Public Health (LCPH) is making changes to COVID-19 vaccine allocation and distribution strategies for county vaccine, effective March 14, 2021. These changes are due to the announcement on March 4 by the Iowa Depart...

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Public Health
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 popula...

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Public Health
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 contac...

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Public Health
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

Food on a table

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 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 26, 2020

Linn County Public Health Epidemiologist Honored With National Award

Linn County Public Health

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 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: 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 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: 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
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Public Invited to Help Create Public Art with Mosaic Tiles

A person's hand creating a mosaic with beads

Join Us!

As part of Linn County’s commitment to public art, the Linn County Public Art Commission invites the public to participate in creating a mosaic that, when complete, will be installed inside the Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Building. 

WHEN: ...

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Linn County Front Page News
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 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

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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