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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Deadline Set for Open Burning of Derecho Vegetative Debris in Urban Service Area

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Residents who live in unincorporated Linn County within the half-mile buffer zone around the cities of Cedar Rapids, Marion, Hiawatha (zoned as Urban Services Residential - USR) have until June 30, 2022 to openly burn any vegetative debris remaining from ...

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Public Health
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Linn County Public Health Ends Reporting COVID-19 Metrics and Case Data

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Effective April 1, 2022, Linn County Public Health (LCPH) will end reporting COVID-19 metrics and case data at the county level on its website. At the time of this announcement (March 29, 2022), case data is still available on the Iowa Department of Publi...

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Public Health
Posted on: March 24, 2022

Linn County Public Health COVID-19 After-Action Report

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Linn County Public Health (LCPH), in partnership with Coll Consulting, has produced a COVID-19 After Action Report to summarize local pandemic response and to document key takeaways. The report covers a 16-month period between when the first COVID-19 case...

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Public Health
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation Announces $40,000 Community Change Grant to LCPH

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JOHNSTON, IA – Linn County Public Health (LCPH) received a $40,000 Community Change Grant from Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation. The grant is intended to further the work of My Care Community (MCC), an integrated community care coordination syste...

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Public Health
Posted on: December 21, 2021

Linn County Public Health Awarded National Accreditation through Public Health Accreditation Board

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Linn County, IA – The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) recently determined to continue accreditation of Linn County Public Health. Linn County Public Health was originally accredited in 2015, and had submitted materials earlier ...

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Public Health
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Tama County Public Health Schedules First Sexual Health Screening Clinic

Tama County, IA – Tama County Public Health, in partnership with Linn County Public Health, will begin providing free and confidential screening for HIV, hepatitis C, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. The first clinic will be held on Monday, N...

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Public Health
Posted on: October 27, 2021

Linn County Public Health Releases Annual Report

Linn County, IA – Linn County Board of Health Chair Leslie Wright, along with fellow board members, released the Linn County Public Health (LCPH) Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report today. 

 

“Another fiscal year has ended, but the thr...

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Public Health
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Director Dwivedi Elected Vice-President of NACCHO Board

Washington, DC – The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), representing the country’s nearly 3,000 local health departments, has elected Pramod Dwivedi, DrPH, MS, MSW, MA, Health Director of the Linn County...

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Public Health
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Linn County Public Health Receives Federal Funding for Youth Violence Prevention

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Violence Prevention has announced Linn County Public Health (LCPH) is one of only eight recipients nationwide to receive Preventing Violence Affecting Young Lives (PREVAYL) fu...

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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
Posted on: September 29, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

September 29, 2021

Linn County Case Count Data

As of 12:00 PM September 28, 2021

  • Active cases: 3,267
  • Currently hospitalized: 35
  • Total deaths: 384
  • Total recovered: 23,627
  • Total cases to date: 27,278

Case Trends

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

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COVID-19 Status Update
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

October 6, 2021

Linn County Case Count Data 

As of 9:00 AM October 5, 2021

  • Active cases: 3,276
  • Currently hospitalized: 38
  • Total deaths: 390
  • Total recovered: 24,384
  • Total cases to date: 28,050

Case Trends

 Note: The State of Iowa has transitioned ...

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COVID-19 Status Update