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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

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

Hot weather is in our forecast this week! You can get #COVID19 19, no matter how sunny or hot the weather is. #hotweather #staysafe

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6/1/2020

Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors - Biking Alaska - CANCELLED
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Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors - Biking Alaska - CANCELLED

Looking for an excuse to get out of the house, make some new friends, enjoy a good meal and learn about the exciting world of nature? Then join us! These programs are held the first Tuesday of each month. An optional luncheon follows the program at noon.

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6/2/2020

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Polk Co Sheriffs Ofc

Mandatory Stay at Home Curfew

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5/31/2020

County Sheriff News
Mandatory Curfew Order

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office would like to advise the citizens of Polk County that a mandatory curfew order is in place starting May 31, 2020. The hours of curfew are from 9:00 PM until 5:00 AM on June 1, 2020. This curfew will remain effective until further notice.

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6/1/2020

Nature's Story Hour - CANCELLED
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Nature's Story Hour - CANCELLED

Pack your picnic lunch, blanket and bring our family for an hour of nature stories and activities with a naturalist. Enjoy the fresh air, sunshine, munch your lunch, listen to a story or two and discover new natural areas with your children.

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6/3/2020

Jamie Fitzgerald
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Jamie Fitzgerald

We are open today until 4 PM for voting! Stop down - no lines and social distancing. 120 2nd Ave in Des Moines

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5/30/2020

Public Works News
Norwoodville Sanitary Sewer – NE Broadway Ave. – East Phase

The Contractor has begun work on the sanitary sewer extension planned in Norwoodville for 2020.

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6/1/2020

Toddler Tales - CANCELLED
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Toddler Tales - CANCELLED

Let your imagination run wild with this fun, nature-themed story time! Hear a story followed by the naturalist’s choice of an activity such as an animal encounter, puppets or a craft.

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6/4/2020

Jamie Fitzgerald
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Jamie Fitzgerald

Absentee Numbers - May 30 – 8AM: Total Requested: 66,820 Total Received: 46,907 70% return rate

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5/30/2020

Public Works News
ROAD CLOSURE - NE 72nd Street/NE Yoder Drive between NE Bluff Drive and NE 134th Avenue, and NE 126th Avenue east of NE 68th Street

Please be advised that NE 72nd Street/NE Yoder Drive between NE Bluff Drive and NE 134th Avenue, and NE 126th Avenue east of NE 68th Street will be closed beginning Tuesday, June 2, 2020 as part of a Bridge Replacement Project. This road will be closed to through traffic for approximately twelve (12) weeks. If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Polk County Public Works at (515) 286-3705 or by email at publicworks@polkcountyiowa.gov. Click read more for project location and posted detours.

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6/1/2020

Wild Night Life & Hike - CANCELLED
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Wild Night Life & Hike - CANCELLED

Sit around the campfire as we discuss the wild nightlife in Jester Park. A short hike will follow as we search for some of these nocturnal creatures.

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6/4/2020

Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

It's going to be beautiful this weekend! Enjoy the outdoors and stay healthy. #COVID19

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5/29/2020

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

As of 6-1-2020

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6/1/2020

Fishing Basics - CANCELLED
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Fishing Basics - CANCELLED

Learn about the different kinds of fish in Iowa, fishing safety, casting, and how to tie a hook. It is Free Fishing Weekend in Iowa so no license is needed. Bait and poles will be provided. Feel free to a chair to sit in.

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6/5/2020

Jamie Fitzgerald
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Jamie Fitzgerald

As of this morning, 66% of Polk County voters that requested absentee ballots have returned them! Ballots need a 6/1 postmark if you are mailing back - which is not guaranteed if you mail on Monday - so please, please get your ballots back today if you have made your choices.

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5/29/2020

Polk County News
Polk County Curfew

Due to the violent outbreak of civil unrest that has taken place in the past two days, Polk County is issuing a mandatory stay at home curfew effective immediately.

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5/31/2020

Shrinrin-Yoku - Japanese Forest Bathing
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Shrinrin-Yoku - Japanese Forest Bathing

Explore the unique healing path of Shinrin Yoku or Japanese Forest bathing with Brandy Case-Haub, a certified forest guide. This mindful walk will invite you to use your senses to enhance your well-being.

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6/6/2020