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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

It is BEAUTIFUL today! Enjoy the outdoors and maintain #socialdistance.

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8/3/2020

Summer Skills - Kayaking
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Summer Skills - Kayaking

Summer is about having fun and playing outside. Join PCC naturalists as they introduce your child to kayaking. Youth will learn about types of kayaks, equipment, techniques, and have a chance to practice skills on the water.

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8/4/2020

Jamie Fitzgerald
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Jamie Fitzgerald

Active only - Democrats - 130,354 Republicans - 82,499 No Party - 82,589 Other - 2,679

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8/2/2020

Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors - Ice Age Iowa - CANCELLED
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Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors - Ice Age Iowa - CANCELLED

Learn about what Iowa was like during the last "ice age" and how people adapted to the conditions. Cherie Haury-Artz Education Assistant with the Office of the State Archaeologist will share a display of a sample of real and replica artifacts from relevant time periods.

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8/4/2020

Jester Park Nature Center Closed Until Further Notice
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Jester Park Nature Center Closed Until Further Notice

The Jester Park Nature Center will remain closed until further notice to align with Polk County’s COVID public facility operations plan. However, the Jester Park Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center is open due to the open air nature of this facility.

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8/4/2020

Jamie Fitzgerald
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Jamie Fitzgerald

August 1, 2020 Polk County Voter Registration (Active and Inactive) Democrats - 137,922 Republicans - 87,313 No Party - 89,461 Other - 3,013

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8/2/2020

Lunch and Lures
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Lunch and Lures

Bring your lunch and fishing gear as we visit a different Polk County pond each month during the summer to see what is biting. Bait and poles will be provided but, feel free to bring your own as well. Fishing license is required for participants over 16 years of age.

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8/4/2020

Controlled Bowhunt Application & Information
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Controlled Bowhunt Application & Information

This fall, special use permits allowing bowhunters to participate in a controlled bowhunt for antlerless deer will be issued by the organizations listed at the bottom of this information.

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8/4/2020

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

If you are out and about this weekend, #wearyourmask. And don't forget to #socialdistance!

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7/31/2020

Ice Age Iowa - CANCELLED
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Ice Age Iowa - CANCELLED

Learn about what Iowa was like during the last "ice age" and how people adapted to the conditions. Cherie Haury-Artz Education Assistant with the Office of the State Archaeologist will share a display of a sample of real and replica artifacts from relevant time periods.

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8/4/2020

Public Works News
Railroad Improvements Detour Route - NE 126th Avenue, Elkhart, IA

Monday, August 10th through Wednesday, August 12th. Click on "read more" to view the detour map route.

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8/4/2020

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

We ❤️ a sweet repeat...🎼Will #COVID19 ever stop? Yo, we don’t know...just keep washing your hands before you go...🎼

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7/30/2020

COVID-19 Quick Stats
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COVID-19 Quick Stats

As of 8-4-2020

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8/4/2020

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, a certified forest guide. This mindful walk will invite you to use your senses to enhance your well-being.

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8/4/2020

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Polk County Iowa

Polk County is encouraging those in Central Iowa to show your colors, show you care and #MaskUpDSM https://t.co/WcXQ5usZAe

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7/29/2020

Election News
SPECIAL SCHOOL ELECTION - Tuesday, September 8th

Special School Elections Tuesday, September 8th Bondurant-Farrar, Collins-Maxwell, Saydel, and SE Polk School Districts

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8/3/2020

Nature Playdate
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Nature Playdate

Explore, discover and play in your local parks with a Polk County Naturalist. Meet families interested in getting their children outdoors for natural play and discovery. This is a morning of adventure and discovery with curiosity being the most important ingredient.

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8/5/2020