Linn County’s highest priority is the health and well-being of our community. Linn County Public Health (LCPH), a department within Linn County government, is working closely with Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as local public officials and community partners to plan for prevention, response, and recovery to the global outbreak of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Community Level

LCPH and the CDC continue to recommend taking precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in our area. Community Level is primarily informed by local hospitalization activity to ensure hospitals have the capacity to respond to a potential influx of cases. The County Transmission Level is based on the current positivity rate in our area.

You can also monitor the City of Cedar Rapids Wastewater Report to watch COVID-19 levels indicated by their sampling.


Linn County Transmission Level
MEDIUM Community Level Prevention Recommendations
HIGH Transmission Level Prevention Measures
  • Wear a well-fitting mask indoors in public, regardless of vaccination status
  • Follow CDC recommendations for isolation and quarantine, including getting tested if you are exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19

You may choose to wear a mask at any time as an additional precaution to protect yourself and others.

Linn County COVID-19 After-Action Report

View the COVID-19 After Action Report (PDF) commissioned by Linn County Public Health to examine the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how to prepare for future health emergencies.

Local COVID-19 Information

Subscribe to receive local COVID-19 Status Updates by using our NotifyMe tool and selecting "COVID-19 Status Update" under the News Flash category. For questions about COVID-19, please call 319-892-6097. 

COVID-19 Vaccine

All Iowans age 5 and above are eligible for vaccination. For more information about COVID-19 vaccine, visit our COVID-19 Vaccine webpage

COVID-19 Testing Information
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