February 28, 2022
- Linn County has lifted requirements that staff and visitors use face coverings in most municipal facilities. Masks will still be required at Linn County Public Health, a primary site for retrieving and shipping free COVID-19 test kits and home to clinical health services.
- On February 25, the CDC released new guidelines for determining when and where people should wear masks, practice social distancing, and avoid crowded indoor spaces. New guidelines no longer rely on only the number of cases to determine the need for restrictions. They direct counties to consider three measures to assess risk of the virus: new COVID-19 related hospital admissions over the previous week, percentage of hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, and new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people over the previous week. CDC’s new COVID-19 Community Level tool classifies every county in the U.S. into low, medium, or high. Linn County is currently in the medium level.
- The CDC has recently updated the COVID-19 vaccination schedule:
Vaccine Distribution Highlights
Vaccination progress among select populations as of February 28, 2022
Percent fully vaccinated as of February 28, 2022
Change from one week ago
Age 65 and older (n=36,529 people)
Age 12 and older (n=192,403 people)
Age 5 and older (n=212,637)
Total population (n=226,706 people)
Vaccination status metrics are available on Linn County’s metrics dashboard.
COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions are updated frequently.
For questions about COVID-19 vaccine in Linn County:
As of 10:10 AM February 28, 2022
Linn County Case Count Data
- Active cases: 2,110
- Currently hospitalized: 15
- Total deaths: 526
- Total recovered: 48,839
- Total cases to date: 51,475
Note: The State of Iowa has transitioned from reporting positive individuals to positive tests. Linn County will continue to report positive individuals. Therefore, numbers from the state and Linn County dashboard will not match.
Additional data on COVID-19 cases is available on Linn County’s case count dashboard.
Linn County Metrics
The total number of tests performed is no longer available from the Iowa Department of Public Health. Without total number of tests performed, Linn County Public Health is not able to calculate the test positivity rate. We understand that this has been a vital piece of information throughout the pandemic and will continue to monitor changes in data availability.
*Additional Linn County metrics are available on Linn County’s metrics dashboard.
Preventing Spread of COVID-19
For more COVID-19 information specific to Linn County, visit LinnCounty.org/COVID19.