Polk

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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.

5 Points of Progress

Polk County Promoted
Polk County will require masks for all staff and visitors in Polk County buildings

Beginning Monday, August 9 Polk County will require masks for all staff and visitors in Polk County buildings

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8/6/2021

Polk County Promoted
Des Moines Water Works Implements Water Shortage Plan

June 14th, Des Moines Water Works will begin implementing Stage 1 of the metro area’s Water Shortage Plan because of drought-induced low river levels and record-breaking customer demand for water.

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6/14/2021

Jamie Fitzgerald
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Jamie Fitzgerald

Yes, they will forward them to the Election Office. Polk County Election Office 120 2nd Ave, Suite A Des Moines, IA 50309

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9/23/2021

Fall Foraging
Conservation Events
Fall Foraging

Interested in finding wild edible foods but not sure where to start? Fall is the perfect time of year to find easy to identify nuts, edible mushrooms, and other treasures. Story County Conservation Naturalist Jess Lancial will take us on and off trails in this fall foraging hike.

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9/23/2021

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

Here are the numbers of patients #hospitalized due to #COVID19 as of September 20, 2021. Getting vaccinated can help protect against COVID-19 infection or severe complications. Schedule your vaccine today at https://t.co/xf0MkTd6yS.

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9/22/2021

VTO Restoration Days at Chichaqua
Conservation Events
VTO Restoration Days at Chichaqua

Come spend your volunteer time outside alongside PCC staff collecting native prairie seed ready to harvest.

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9/24/2021

Election News
2021 Polk County City/School Election

2021 Polk County City/School Election

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9/21/2021

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

Pick up a COVID-19 Test Kit at PCHD!

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9/22/2021

National Public Lands Day
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National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest single-day volunteer event for public lands. This celebration welcomes thousands of volunteers to help restore and improve public lands around the country.

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9/25/2021

COVID-19 Quick Stats
County Sheriff News
COVID-19 Quick Stats

As of 09-20-2021

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9/20/2021

Polk County Iowa
Polk County Iowa
@PolkCounty_Iowa
Polk County Iowa

Supervisors Angela Connolly and Tom Hockensmith were proud to be part of the ribbon cutting for Hubbell Realty’s Extreme Build on Tuesday. Polk County presented a community development grant for a new Child Development Center for Easterseals Iowa & Camp Sunnyside.

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9/22/2021

Artists in Action
Conservation Events
Artists in Action

This event and exhibition on September 25 & 26 at the Jester Park Nature Center will highlight 7 local artists as they create works outdoors around the nature center campus. During the event, artists will share their creative process with the public.

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9/25/2021

Health Department News
Health Department will NOT start COVID-19 boosters on September 20, 2021

The Polk County Health Department will NOT start providing the community with COVID-19 boosters on Monday, September 20, 2021. The FDA and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) have not approved the booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Approval of booster doses is required by BOTH the FDA and ACIP prior to COVID-19 vaccine booster doses being administered.

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9/17/2021

Polk County Health
@polkcohealth
Polk County Health

Straight from the CDC

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9/21/2021

Artists in Action
Conservation Events
Artists in Action

This event and exhibition on September 25 & 26 at the Jester Park Nature Center will highlight 7 local artists as they create works outdoors around the nature center campus. During the event, artists will share their creative process with the public.

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9/26/2021

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

Each year, flu season is unpredictable and severe. Some years, we have seen a mild flu season. Other flu seasons, such as when the H1N1 and H2N3 strains appeared, we saw healthy individuals, those with underlying health conditions, the young and old become sick, hospitalized and even die. The truth is we have no idea what this year’s flu season will look like. What we do know is that it is possible to get the flu and COVID-19 at the same time.

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9/16/2021

Polk County Iowa
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Polk County Iowa

RT @catchdesmoines: Life can be a grind. But in Des Moines, we stick the landing. At 88,000 square feet, @DSMSkatepark is the largest open…

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9/21/2021

Mentored Youth Waterfowl
Conservation Events
Mentored Youth Waterfowl

Join us on Saturday, October 2 from 5:15 a.m. to noon at the Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt Longhouse for the 13th Annual Mentored Youth Waterfowl Hunt!

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10/2/2021