Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many daytime cooling centers in Polk County are closed. There are public options including malls, stores and other businesses that people without air conditioning can visit to get temporary relief from the extreme heat.
Continue to do your part and #socialdistance when you are in public settings!
The Polk County Health Department continues to see an increase of positive COVID19 cases. We are seeing this trend with the younger population. With the surge in cases and the holiday weekend quickly approaching, we strongly urge residents to celebrate the Fourth of July with caution.
If you are out and about this weekend, wear your mask. And don't forget to social distance! #wearyourmask
Our country has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations over the past several weeks. The United States has experienced the highest case counts of the pandemic, over 40,000 cases in the past two days. Central Iowa is now following the same trend. Over the past seven days, our positive COVID-19 cases are on the rise again. Since the beginning of June, Polk County has been averaging around 50-55 cases a day. The seven-day trend has shown an increase of 20% of new cases reported in central Iowa. We are seeing community spread of COVID-19 as our community has re-opened.
It's important to keep up with routine vaccines during the pandemic. Call your child's healthcare provider today to set up vaccine appointments! #vaccinate
Our country has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations over the past several weeks. Central Iowa is now following the same trend. Over the past seven days, our positive COVID-19 cases are on the rise again.
It's hot out! Stay cool without air conditioning: https://t.co/nQa0uGjk6N #staycool
Over the past three months, infant deaths have been on the rise in Polk County. From April to June 2020, the Polk County Medical Examiner autopsied seven babies. Five out of the seven deaths occurred in unsafe sleep environments. This is a stark contrast from January to March 2020, where there was only one infant death related to natural disease.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many daytime cooling centers in Polk County are closed. Visit a public location to get temporary relief. https://t.co/ReoktC3aBS #staycool
As we continue to work together to keep our patients, families and healthcare providers safe and healthy, the following new visitor restriction policies have been put in place by all metro health systems.
Keep your pets hydrated. Dogs and cats bodies are made up of 70-80% of water; however, if they lose even 10%, it can cause serious illness. #keepourpetssafe