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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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Polk County Iowa

Polk County Curfew Rescinded https://t.co/WXxoK1WOfb

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6/4/2020

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

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Polk County Health

Today is Iowa Heat Awareness Day. Learn about heat stroke and the warning signs! Thanks to our friends @NWSDesMoines for putting it together! https://t.co/5uwE2QJH8e

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6/4/2020

Trestle to Trestle Trail Re-Route & Bridge Reconstruction
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Trestle to Trestle Trail Re-Route & Bridge Reconstruction

UPDATED: June, 4, 2020 In the spring of 2019, the bridge over Beaver Creek along the Trestle to Trestle Trail collapsed. A reroute along the trail has been established until the new bridge is constructed.

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6/4/2020

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

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Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

It's important to keep up with routine vaccines during the pandemic. Call your child's healthcare provider today to set up vaccine appointments! #vaccinate

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6/3/2020

Polk County News
Polk County Curfew Rescinded

The Polk County Board of Supervisors held a public meeting today (June 4) at 1:00 and voted unanimously to rescind the Curfew Order that took effect on Sunday, May 31 and was amended on June 2, 2020.

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6/4/2020

Happy Little Tree Hour - CANCELLED
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Happy Little Tree Hour - CANCELLED

Unwind with your choice of adult beverage as we paint along with the legendary painter Bob Ross. Facilitators will help lead you through a YouTube video, pausing when necessary, and then apply what he taught us before moving on to the next step.

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6/6/2020

Jamie Fitzgerald
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Jamie Fitzgerald

A little early, but Election Night Results can be accessed on our website: https://t.co/T2JzYEm0mo Yellow tab directly under "Featured" labeled June 2020 Election Results.

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6/2/2020

Public Works News
Norwoodville Sanitary Sewer Project - Phase II (NE 34th St between NE 45th Ave & NE 46th Ave

Please be advised that beginning Friday, June 5, 2020, Polk County Public Works will begin a Sanitary Sewer Project on NE 34 Street between NE 45 Avenue and NE 46 Avenue. Click on "read more" for further details and map.

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6/4/2020

Nature Friends - CANCELLED (1)
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Nature Friends - CANCELLED (1)

Join a naturalist in a nature adventure! We will explore a different nature topic each evening through stories, sharing time and exploration. Snacks are provided. This program is co-sponsored with West Des Moines Park and Recreation.

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6/8/2020

Jamie Fitzgerald
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Jamie Fitzgerald

Little less than an hour and we have had 22,000 voters at our polls today! Great day!!

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6/2/2020

COVID-19 Quick Stats
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COVID-19 Quick Stats

As of 6-4-2020

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6/4/2020

Lunch and Lures - CANCELLED
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Lunch and Lures - CANCELLED

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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6/9/2020

Jamie Fitzgerald
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Jamie Fitzgerald

90 minutes until the polls close - please get out and vote.

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6/2/2020

Polk County News
June 4th Board Meeting Regarding Polk County Curfew

Join the Polk County Board of Supervisors via Zoom for a meeting regarding the Polk County Curfew at 1 PM Central Time on June 4th 2020

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6/4/2020

Mindful Walking
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Mindful Walking

Enjoy time walking mindfully on this silent, meditative walk with Andrew from Walking Space. Participants will engage in mindful practices as they silently walk through nature and observe, through close attention to their senses, their surroundings.

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6/9/2020