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

Board of Supervisors Promoted
Polk County To Offer Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing

Polk County to offer testing as COVID-19 cases continue to surge nationwide

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1/17/2022

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 Treasurer (IA)
Polk County Treasurer (IA)
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Polk County Treasurer (IA)

Visit: https://t.co/it8hdgUD91 during our office hours to view our current wait times for all services!

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1/25/2022

Book Worms
Conservation Events
Book Worms

Join our book club with Naturalist Heidi Anderson once a month to discuss an environmentally themed book.

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1/27/2022

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Polk County Iowa

Polk County leaders and healthcare officials discuss the rise in COVID-19 positivity rate and hospitalizations among young adults and children. Watch here: https://t.co/XeMQwRAZNs

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1/25/2022

Nordic Trails Showcase
Conservation Events
Nordic Trails Showcase

Come show your appreciation for the volunteer efforts put in each year by the Des Moines Nordic Club, check out winter recreation available at Jester Park, and take part in skiing or snowshoeing. After your Nordic adventure, stay for a bonfire & hot chocolate!

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1/29/2022

Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

COVID-19 Vaccination Event: Available for ages 5 and over (First and Second Shot and Booster Shots). Saturday, January 29, 2022 / 12pm–3pm. Pre-register at https://t.co/ScOBz6MywO or by phone at (515) 323-5221

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1/25/2022

Board of Supervisors News
Polk County To Host ARPA Public Presentation

On Tuesday, Polk County Supervisors will hold another, in a series of public presentations, on investment of funds through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). This presentation will specifically focus on investments in affordable housing options in the community.

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1/26/2022

Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors - Climate for Change
Conservation Events
Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors - Climate for Change

Join Ty Smedes as we discuss the challenges faced by many creatures, as we highlight several local and global success stories and consider the need for environmental sustainability.

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2/1/2022

Polk County News
Polk County COVID Testing to Close Temporarily due to Extreme Cold Temperatures

Cold temperatures force closure of outdoor drive-through testing out of safety for staff.

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1/24/2022

Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

If you are sexually active, getting tested for #STDs is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health. Call and make an appointment today.

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1/25/2022

Volunteer Stewardship Days at Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Conservation Events
Volunteer Stewardship Days at Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt

Join us as we continue efforts to restore native habitat and improve water quality in Chichaqua through the removal of invasive species.

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2/2/2022

Emergency Management News
Extreme Weather Centers

The following is a list public facilities that should be considered for use in extreme temperature situations in Polk County. These facilities are open to the public during normal business hours.

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1/24/2022

Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

Due to extreme cold weather and the health and safety of those operating our outdoor drive-through COVID-19 testing location at River Place (2309 Euclid), the site will not be open until 11 AM on Tuesday January 25. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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1/24/2022

Groundhog Hike
Conservation Events
Groundhog Hike

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.

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2/2/2022

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

As of 1-21-2022

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1/21/2022

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Polk County Iowa

Due to extreme cold weather and the health and safety of those operating our outdoor drive-through COVID-19 testing location at River Place (2309 Euclid), the site will not be open until 11AM on Tuesday January 25. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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1/24/2022

Toddler Tales
Conservation Events
Toddler Tales

Let your imagination run wild with this 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.

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2/3/2022