Polk County is seeing an increase of COVID-19 Omicron BA.5 Subvariant cases. The BA.5 subvariant is highly contagious and quickly becoming the predominant strain in Iowa and the United States. COVID-19 hospitalizations are also on the rise.
The Polk County Health Department has confirmed the first case of monkeypox in Polk County.
We're hiring! The Health Department has a communicable disease registered nurse position open. To learn more and apply, please visit: https://t.co/AFmetgnZPe #WereHiring
Polk County hospitals are STILL currently operating at limited capacity. Emergency departments are seeing incredibly long waits for individuals to receive care and then be placed in an appropriate inpatient bed if needed. Hospital and healthcare staff ask Polk County residents to use emergency departments appropriately.
Reduce your risk of getting or spreading #Monkeypox!
Polk County hospitals are currently operating at limited capacity. The demand for patient beds is greater than the number of beds available, coupled with a reduced number of staff to care for patients. In addition to COVID-19 cases rising, hospitals across the county and the state are dealing with summer traumas, caring for individuals who are very sick and staffing shortages.
FDA has recalled 53 nutritional and beverage products by Lyons Magnus. Products include Glucerna. Premier Protein and more. Check the link to see if your products are include and dispose of them immediately. https://t.co/u2lt1qLv5D. #FoodRecall
As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have decreased in Polk County, Broadlawns Medical Center, MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center and UnityPoint Health – Des Moines have made the following changes to their visitor policies.
It is going to be dangerously HOT today and tomorrow. Stay safe and visit a daytime cooling center near you! #StayCool
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the face of healthcare and public health. The Polk County Health Department staff and PRN staff have worked tirelessly to ensure the safety and well-being of our community. This National Public Health Week, the Health Department is celebrating their staff and community partners.
If you or a family member have obtained an at-home #COVID19 self-test kit and your results were positive, please provide answers to the survey. Take the survey at: https://t.co/q4qqZiROK1