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5 Points of Progress

Senior Services Promoted
Polk County Senior Centers Closed Friday 1-15-21

Due to weather the Polk County Senior Centers will be closed Friday, 1/15/21

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1/15/2021

Polk County Promoted
Updated Polk County Service Modifications And Closures (04-01-2020)

DES MOINES, Iowa – March 23 2020 — To protect the health and safety of Polk County employees and the general public the following closures and service modifications will be effective beginning 8:00 am on March 18, 2020 until further notice.

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4/10/2020

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We have a candle out to remember the 459 people who have lost their lives in Polk County due to COVID-19. Blue lights remain on at the Polk County Courthouse out of respect for all first responders and healthcare professionals who continue to battle this pandemic. #CovidMemorial

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1/19/2021

Virtual Critter Club
Conservation Events
Virtual Critter Club

Virtually visit Jester Park Nature Center’s resident turtles, snakes, and toads to learn about these unique animals. Enjoy a friendly introduction to Polk County Conservation ambassador animals.

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1/21/2021

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Polk County Health

We’ve been seeing a lot of 👃🏼out when they should be in your 😷. This is your weekly reminder to wear your 😷 over your 👄 AND 👃🏼!

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1/19/2021

Winter Hike
Conservation Events
Winter Hike

Join the naturalist for a hike in the winter wonderland looking for animal signs. Dress for the weather.

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1/23/2021

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Polk County Health

In honor of Martin Luther King Junior Day, the health department is closed. Our COVID-19 vaccine clinic is open. General services will resume tomorrow at 8:00 AM.

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1/18/2021

COVID-19 Quick Stats
County Sheriff News
COVID-19 Quick Stats

As of 1-20-2021

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1/20/2021

Virtual Best Puppet Show Ever
Conservation Events
Virtual Best Puppet Show Ever

Join us for an exciting and energetic puppet show. Participants will be laughing, singing, and learning about nature as we entertain them with a scripted show starring a cast of animated puppets and props.

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1/28/2021

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Polk County Health

There is still time to get your flu shot. Visit us today! #GetVaccinated

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1/15/2021

Health Department News
Health Department and Partners Add Additional Pharmacies to Vaccinate for COVID-19

The Polk County Health Department and partners open additional pharmacies for individuals to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. Polk County is STILL in Phase 1A.

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1/20/2021

Virtual Book Worms
Conservation Events
Virtual Book Worms

Join our book club with Naturalist Heidi Anderson to discuss World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments by Aimee Nezhukumatathil via a Zoom meeting.

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1/28/2021

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RT @SusanHuppert: @aconnolpocod2 Supervisor Connolly- your @polkcohealth team is doing amazing work. We are #dmuproud to have 5 of our stud…

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1/15/2021

Veteran Affairs News
Mobile Food Pantry

Mobile Food Pantry

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1/19/2021

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Please note: Polk County senior centers closed today (1/15/21) https://t.co/Ndcfl3sn13

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1/15/2021

Veteran Affairs News
VITA Tax Preparations

VITA Tax Preparations

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1/19/2021