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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

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The only way we can reduce COVID-19 in our community is by wearing a mask and social distancing. Be smart and please do your part to keep everyone healthy. #WearAMask

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9/25/2020

Toddler Tales
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Toddler Tales

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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10/1/2020

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Your weekly to wear your 😷 over your 👄 AND 👃🏼! #wearamask

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9/24/2020

Election News
PRESIDENTIAL General Election

Presidential General Election - Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Absentee Ballot Request Forms have been sent to all Active voters and continue to be mailed to voters. Voters need to submit ONLY ONE Absentee Request Form. Ballot will be Mailed Out starting October 5th.

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9/28/2020

Volunteer Time Off - Seed Harvest
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Volunteer Time Off - Seed Harvest

Does your company offer Volunteer Paid Time Off (VTO)? Join us as we collect seed from plants ready to harvest from one of our county parks. Come and go between your allotted hours.

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10/2/2020

COVID-19 Quick Stats
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COVID-19 Quick Stats

As of 9-23-2020

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9/23/2020

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Johnathan, we are currently working on items that came into our office on 9/4.

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9/23/2020

Giants of the Prairie
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Giants of the Prairie

A naturalist will walk you through the bison and elk exhibit and share the history of these giants of the prairie. We’ll also introduce you to the resident herds of Jester Park and provide an opportunity to see these magnificent animals up close.

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10/3/2020

Veteran Affairs News
LIHEAP Program Information

IMPACT Oct. FY21

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9/22/2020

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Mark your calendars! Our drive up flu clinics start Monday, September 28th.#getyourflushot

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9/23/2020

Moonlight Seed Harvest
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Moonlight Seed Harvest

Join us and the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation for a moonlit evening as we hand harvest native prairie seed under the sunset at Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt. Afterwards we'll gather around the campfire at the Youth Camp Area to enjoy s'mores and celebrate fall with new friends.

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10/3/2020

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Visit our Drive-Thru Flu Clinic with Ankeny Fire Station #1 and @CityOfAnkeny TODAY!! #getyourflushot

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9/22/2020

Health Department News
Health Department urges everyone six months and older to get their flu shot

Each year, flu season is unpredictable and severe. Some years, we have seen a mild flu season. . The truth is we have no idea what this year’s flu season will look like. What we do know is that possible to get the flu and COVID-19 at the same time.

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9/22/2020

OWLS - Beetles, Bees, and Butterflies, Oh My!
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OWLS - Beetles, Bees, and Butterflies, Oh My!

Learn how diverse the insect world really is! We’ll cover basic insect characteristics, the different orders of insects, and the amazing adaptations insects have for survival.

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10/6/2020

County Sheriff News
Detention Officer Applications Accepted Through October 19, 2020

The Polk County Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications for Detention Officer through October 19, 2020.

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9/21/2020

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If you have been tested for #Covid_19, STAY HOME and avoid others until you have your test results. You could potentially infect others. #stayhome

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9/21/2020

Shinrin Yoku - Japanese Forest Bathing
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Shinrin Yoku - Japanese Forest Bathing

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

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10/6/2020