Due to the number of positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the country and locally, Linn County has closed most buildings to the public to help reduce community spread of the virus and to help ensure continuity of County services.
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The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today notified Linn County officials of the first death of a Linn County resident associated with COVID-19. The 61-80 year old male had underlying health conditions.
The Linn County Board of Supervisors released the following statement:
“We are deeply saddened by the death of a Linn County resident from COVID-19. We offer our sincere sympathy to the family. We ask all Linn County residents to do their part to protect each other from this virus by following the guidance from the health care professionals to stay home as much as possible and practice social distancing. We all have a responsibility to limit the spread of this virus and to protect each other and those we love.”
Linn County Public Health and the Linn County Board of Supervisors ask that residents help to support individuals and families affected by COVID-19, as well as the larger community, by following recommendations offered by health care providers and public health officials.
Sick Iowans must stay home and isolate themselves from others in their house. If you think you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should self-isolate for 14 days. If, during that time, you develop symptoms of COVID-19, you should call your healthcare provider before going to the office. Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
All residents must take action now to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by:
For up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit:
A public hotline has been established for Iowans with questions about COVID-19. The line is available 24/7 by calling 2-1-1.