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Face coverings will be required for anyone entering a Linn County facility starting next week

In preparation for the reopening of Linn County buildings next week, the Board of Supervisors approved two measures to help keep employees and residents safe from COVID-19. County facilities will begin a phased reopening approach on Monday, July 20, with “modifications in place to keep employees and customers safe.” Most county buildings will conduct their […]

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Fillmore Center in Cedar Rapids will be used as a cooling center for people experiencing homelessness

With temperatures rising and many buildings closed to the public due to COVID-19, people experiencing homelessness or individuals who don’t have access to air conditioning have limited options for where they can go to cool off. On Wednesday, the Linn County Board of Supervisors approved using the county-owned Fillmore Center, 520 11th St NW, as […]

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ATVs are now allowed on some Linn County roads

The Linn County Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance on Wednesday that allows the use of all-terrain vehicles and off-road vehicles on certain county roads. The ordinance had been under consideration since early March, when the board held two public hearings to get feedback from residents. More than 100 residents spoke during the first public […]

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Linn County supervisors extend telework policy for county employees, discuss employee testing and Test Iowa

As the state continues to reopen, Linn County officials are thinking about ways to protect their employees, including extending telework policies and looking into testing county employees for COVID-19. Most county buildings are closed to the general public through June 15. Earlier this month, the Board of Supervisors discussed installing Plexiglas barriers and signs on […]

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Linn County reports increase in community spread of COVID-19; local officials preparing for a second wave of the virus

Linn County has seen an increase in community spread of COVID-19, Heather Meador, Linn County Public Health’s supervisor of Clinical Services, said during a press conference on Monday. More than half of the newly reported cases of the virus over the weekend were connected to community spread, according to Meador. “This is a clear indication […]

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Linn County officials, preparing for a ‘patient surge,’ urge residents to stay home, wear a cloth mask if out

At the start of Linn County Public Health’s Monday press conference, Supervisor Stacey Walker shared how the county’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 have changed in only a week’s time. “When I last spoke to you, just under a week ago, there were 71 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Linn County,” Walker said. “Now, we have […]

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