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Coronavirus News from Linn County

Linn County is updating the community on the County’s response to the coronavirus crisis while continuing to serve our residents and community. These updates are available through the County’s website, Notify Me, and social media channels. Please subscribe and follow all communication channels to get up-to-date information.

  1. Linn County Public Health Utilizes CARES Act Funds to Help Community Partners Prevent COVID-19

    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. Read on...
  2. Initial COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Arrives in Linn County

    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 workers Read on...
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News Conferences

For 11 weeks, Linn County Public Health along with community partners, hosted regular news conferences to provide COVID-19 updates to the media and public. Due to the local COVID-19 situation beginning to stabilize and the rate of new information and recommendations slowing, Linn County Public Health will be transitioning out of hosting regular news conferences, but will remain ready to provide information as needed. News conferences will now be held on an as needed basis. The news conferences, when held, are live streamed on Linn County’s YouTube channel and Linn County Public Health’s Facebook page. Full summaries and videos for each news conference are available below.

Please remember there is still spread of COVID-19 within Linn County. People continue to become ill and become hospitalized and die from this disease. Therefore, the public needs to stay vigilant and continue to practice prevention activities to protect themselves and the community from COVID-19.

News Conference Summaries