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Support Person Restriction Guideline Updates for Polk County Hospitals

UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, MercyOne – Des Moines and Broadlawns Medical Center maintain the current visitor restrictions for the safety of our patients and team members. However, we recognize the importance of having a support person available for a patient’s well-being. With some exceptions, one support person will be permitted to be with a patient per day during hours set by each hospital. This change will be effective Wednesday, October 14, 2020. NOTE: Hospitals may further restrict visitation in certain situations.

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10/14/2020

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Listen to Charlie Brown and #wearyourmask😷

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10/16/2020

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Health Department urges everyone six months and older to get their flu shot

Each year, flu season is unpredictable and severe. Some years, we have seen a mild flu season. . The truth is we have no idea what this year’s flu season will look like. What we do know is that possible to get the flu and COVID-19 at the same time.

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9/22/2020

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@UnityPointDSM, @MercyOneDSM and @BroadlawnsMed will allow a support person for a patient's well-being. https://t.co/zgSxRE3fiY

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10/15/2020

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City of Ankeny Offers Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinic

The Ankeny Fire Department, in partnership with the Polk County Health Department, will be offering a Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinic Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, 1 – 6 p.m. at Ankeny Fire Station Headquarters, 120 NW Ash Drive, Ankeny.

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9/16/2020

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Are your breasts dense? Learn why density matters for your breast health! #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth

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10/14/2020

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Health Department urges residents to take caution over Labor Day Weekend

Over the past weeks, we have seen an alarming increase of positive COVID-19 cases in the state. Cases in Polk County are still on the rise and do not show any signs of slowing down. As families get together and students come home from college, we strongly urge residents to celebrate Labor Day weekend with extreme precaution.

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9/1/2020

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Our community's health depends on you! #wearyourmask whenever you go. 😷😷😷

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10/13/2020

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Recommendations for individuals who use oxygen and are without power

The recent storm has caused widespread power outages that affect a large number of people that use oxygen.

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8/12/2020

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Polk County Health

Last week, Health Department staff investigated 81 Chlamydia cases, 44 Gonorrhea cases, 10 Syphilis cases and 0 cases of HIV and in 2020; we have investigated 2751 Chlamydia cases, 1499 Gonorrhea cases, 196 Syphilis cases and 34 cases of HIV. #gettested

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10/12/2020

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Visitor Restriction Guidelines for Polk County Hospitals

Due to significant increases in positive COVID-19 cases in Iowa, including Polk and Dallas Counties, the following visitor restriction policies have been put in place by Broadlawns Medical Center, MercyOne Des Moines and West Des Moines Medical Centers and UnityPoint Health – Des Moines.

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7/20/2020

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RT @CityOfAnkeny: The Ankeny Fire Department is partnering with @polkcohealth to offer Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinics TODAY Saturday, Oct. 10,…

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10/10/2020

If you think you need to get tested for COVID-19 or have been exposed, call your clinic FIRST. DO NOT go to the ER or clinic. You could potentially expose others to COVID-19 or be exposed to COVID-19.