Omicron variant detected in Polk County

There has been a case of the Omicron variant detected in Polk County. The case involves a vaccinated individual over the age of 18. This individual did not receive their COVID-19 booster. The individual has mild symptoms and has not traveled.

The Polk County Health Department contacted the individual and is working to contact close contacts. Individuals who are positive for COVID-19 are advised to isolate for 10 full days according to the CDC guidance.

This is an important reminder to be fully vaccinated including a booster, stay home when you are sick and wear a mask in public.

COVID-19 Call Center for eligible individuals WITHOUT computer or internet access, please call 515-323-5221 Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.