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Due to weather the Polk County Senior Centers will be closed Tuesday, 1-26-21
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.
UPDATE: OUR CLINIC IS NOW FULL FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK! Please continue to monitor our schedule daily for cancelations. We will open the schedule for next week, Friday, January 29th at 12:00 PM. #COVIDVaccination
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.
The Health Department has a few openings this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Please continue to monitor our schedule daily for cancelations. We will open the schedule for next week, Friday, January 29th at 12:00 PM. #CovidVaccine
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.
Updated information from Hy-Vee: If you need to cancel your appointment at a Hy-Vee location, please call the Hy-Vee pharmacy where your appointment is scheduled or cancel it through the online scheduler. If you need to cancel an appointment at Drake, please call (515) 474-4816.
OWLS is going virtual. Learn about the bizarre and fascinating world of reptiles and amphibians. We’ll focus on how reptiles and amphibians are alike and different, what it means to be cold blooded, and interesting ways they have adapted to survive.
#Weather Announcement: If your appointment is scheduled at the Polk County Health Department you will receive an email with cancellation instructions. If you need to cancel your appointment at a Hy-Vee location, or Drake University or Medicap, please follow the instructions.
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Can they really forecast an early spring? Do they actually hibernate? Why do we celebrate groundhogs day anyway? So many questions surround this little rodent. We will uncover all the truths during this fun and hands on hike on the day we celebrate its existence.
The Polk County Health Department and partners would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we start vaccinating individuals 65 years and older. The Polk County Health Department and select Hy-Vee and Medicap pharmacies COVID-19 vaccine appointments are FULL now through Jan. 31, 2021.
Balloon glow hunt in @downtowndsmUSA in front of historic Polk County Courthouse. Just one location during next two weekends to encourage people to visit #downtownDSM and support #DSMlocal.
Let your imagination run wild with this virtual 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.
Starting, Thursday, January 21, 2021, The Polk County Health Department and select Hy-Vee and Medicap pharmacies will open COVID-19 vaccine appointments to 65 years and older pending vaccine allocation at their pharmacy locations. Partners will continue to vaccinate Phase 1A during this time.
The Health Department and select #Medicap pharmacies will open appointments for the week of February 1, 2021 on Friday, January 29, 2021 at 12:00 PM. To schedule an appointment at select #Hy-Vee pharmacies once more of the vaccine becomes available, visit https://t.co/rzguUy1lDl.
Join the naturalist for a hike in the winter wonderland looking for animal signs. Dress for the weather.