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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 Health
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Polk County Health

@IowaLegalAid can provide help for individuals who are facing eviction from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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5/27/2020

Waterfall Canyon Hike & White Water Rafting Trip- CANCELLED
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Waterfall Canyon Hike & White Water Rafting Trip- CANCELLED

This trip is cancelled due to COVID-19. Explore Starved Rock State Park in Illinois with us as we hike trails that wind through canyons and lead us to over a dozen breathtaking waterfalls. We will also spend an afternoon rafting the Vermillion River, a scenic river that offers relaxing and fun class I and II rapids.

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5/29/2020

Jamie Fitzgerald
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Jamie Fitzgerald

RT @RyanMoonDSM: Thank you @Polkauditorfitz @IowaSOS and Dallas County Auditor Julia Helm for joining us to speak on Changes To 2020 Electi…

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5/27/2020

Veteran Affairs News
Eviction Information

Know your Rights

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5/27/2020

Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors - Biking Alaska - CANCELLED
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Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors - Biking Alaska - CANCELLED

Looking for an excuse to get out of the house, make some new friends, enjoy a good meal and learn about the exciting world of nature? Then join us! These programs are held the first Tuesday of each month. An optional luncheon follows the program at noon.

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6/2/2020

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Please visit https://t.co/q7mlwnS0Ii for updated vehicle registration deadlines and plate expiration information.

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5/26/2020

COVID-19 Operations Update
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COVID-19 Operations Update

UPDATE: MAY 27, 2020 | Parks, trails, and campgrounds are open! Read below for the most up-to-date COVID-19 notifications.

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5/27/2020

Nature's Story Hour - CANCELLED
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Nature's Story Hour - CANCELLED

Pack your picnic lunch, blanket and bring our family for an hour of nature stories and activities with a naturalist. Enjoy the fresh air, sunshine, munch your lunch, listen to a story or two and discover new natural areas with your children.

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6/3/2020

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Polk County Health

Biking, running or walking throughout Polk County? Check out the #COVID19 trail etiquette signs! A big thanks to The University of Iowa College of Public Health for donating the signs.

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5/26/2020

COVID-19 Quick Stats
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COVID-19 Quick Stats

As of 5-27-2020

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5/27/2020

Toddler Tales - CANCELLED
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Toddler Tales - CANCELLED

Let your imagination run wild with this fun, 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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6/4/2020

Jamie Fitzgerald
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Jamie Fitzgerald

Again, apologies for late response. Most people did not get a Voter Pin number as the Legislature did not allow those to be sent if you have a valid Iowa Drivers license. You can now request a voter pin card due to a court case last year, but you must request.

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5/26/2020

5/26/20 Disaster Proclamation Defined
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5/26/20 Disaster Proclamation Defined

5/26/2020 Iowa Governor Reynolds has Issued Several Proclamation of Disaster Emergencies Relating to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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5/26/2020

Wild Night Life & Hike - CANCELLED
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Wild Night Life & Hike - CANCELLED

Sit around the campfire as we discuss the wild nightlife in Jester Park. A short hike will follow as we search for some of these nocturnal creatures.

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6/4/2020

Health Department News
Polk County Health Partners Requires Patients and Visitors to Wear Masks

The Polk County Medical Coordination Center is requiring all patients and visitors who are coming into hospitals and clinics to wear masks or homemade face cloths for appointments or visiting patients.

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5/22/2020

Jamie Fitzgerald
@Polkauditorfitz
Jamie Fitzgerald

Sorry for late response, it is a partisan primary and Iowa has a closed primary process where you need to declare for that party to pick their nominee for November.

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5/26/2020

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