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Serving a diverse Central Iowa community, Polk County is among the nation’s most innovative public institutions. We bring together creative leaders, collaborative organizations and key resources to empower our communities and make life better for all people in Polk County.
Due to weather the Polk County Senior Centers will be closed Friday, 1/15/21
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.
We have a candle out to remember the 459 people who have lost their lives in Polk County due to COVID-19. Blue lights remain on at the Polk County Courthouse out of respect for all first responders and healthcare professionals who continue to battle this pandemic. #CovidMemorial
Virtually visit Jester Park Nature Center’s resident turtles, snakes, and toads to learn about these unique animals. Enjoy a friendly introduction to Polk County Conservation ambassador animals.
We’ve been seeing a lot of 👃🏼out when they should be in your 😷. This is your weekly reminder to wear your 😷 over your 👄 AND 👃🏼!
Join the naturalist for a hike in the winter wonderland looking for animal signs. Dress for the weather.
In honor of Martin Luther King Junior Day, the health department is closed. Our COVID-19 vaccine clinic is open. General services will resume tomorrow at 8:00 AM.
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.
There is still time to get your flu shot. Visit us today! #GetVaccinated
The Polk County Health Department and partners open additional pharmacies for individuals to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. Polk County is STILL in Phase 1A.
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.
RT @SusanHuppert: @aconnolpocod2 Supervisor Connolly- your @polkcohealth team is doing amazing work. We are #dmuproud to have 5 of our stud…
Please note: Polk County senior centers closed today (1/15/21) https://t.co/Ndcfl3sn13