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Polk County Curfew

Due to the violent outbreak of civil unrest that has taken place in the past two days, Polk County is issuing a mandatory stay at home curfew effective immediately.

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6/1/2020

Polk County Promoted
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

Public Works News
ROAD CLOSURE - NE 72nd Street/NE Yoder Drive between NE Bluff Drive and NE 134th Avenue, and NE 126th Avenue east of NE 68th Street

Please be advised that NE 72nd Street/NE Yoder Drive between NE Bluff Drive and NE 134th Avenue, and NE 126th Avenue east of NE 68th Street will be closed beginning Tuesday, June 2, 2020 as part of a Bridge Replacement Project. This road will be closed to through traffic for approximately twelve (12) weeks. If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Polk County Public Works at (515) 286-3705 or by email at publicworks@polkcountyiowa.gov. Click read more for project location and posted detours.

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6/1/2020

County Sheriff News
Mandatory Curfew Order

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office would like to advise the citizens of Polk County that a mandatory curfew order is in place starting May 31, 2020. The hours of curfew are from 9:00 PM until 5:00 AM on June 1, 2020. This curfew will remain effective until further notice.

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6/1/2020

Public Works News
Norwoodville Sanitary Sewer – NE Broadway Ave. – East Phase

The Contractor has begun work on the sanitary sewer extension planned in Norwoodville for 2020.

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6/1/2020

COVID-19 Quick Stats
County Sheriff News
COVID-19 Quick Stats

As of 6-1-2020

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6/1/2020

5/26/20 Disaster Proclamation Defined
County Treasurer News
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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5/28/2020

Health Department News
Polk County Medical Coordination Center Encourages Patients to Visit Healthcare Provider for Routine Health Needs

The Polk County Medical Coordination Center would like to remind our community that it is safe to schedule a visit with your medical provider for critical health visits or to seek care at the emergency room or urgent care.

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5/28/2020

Art Adventures
Conservation News
Art Adventures

Go on an Art Adventure – visit parks and trails in Polk County with your treasure map in hand following clues to beautiful art pieces in nature! In celebration of Art Week (June 19-26)!

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5/28/2020

Veteran Affairs News
Eviction Information

Know your Rights

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5/27/2020

COVID-19 Operations Update
Conservation News
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

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

How to complete a title transfer during office closure
County Treasurer News
How to complete a title transfer during office closure

How to complete a title transfer during office closure

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5/21/2020

Health Department News
Message from the 211 medical triage call center

As our healthcare systems have now adjusted to the ongoing demands surrounding COVID-19 and we have seen the numbers to our 211 medical triage line decrease, we will be winding down that line on Friday, May 22, 2020.

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5/21/2020

Polk County Reopening Precautions
County Treasurer News
Polk County Reopening Precautions

Polk County Closed Until July 1, 2020

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5/20/2020

County Recorder News
COVID-19 Response

Polk County will not reopen buildings to the public until July 1 and will continue to provide services online, by mail and by phone. The Recorder's office hours will be 8:00am-4:30pm until further notice.

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5/14/2020

Polk County News
Polk County Reopening Precautions

In light of the announcement of the reopening of businesses across Iowa, the Polk County Board of Supervisors and the Polk County Health Department remind residents that Central Iowa is still experiencing a surge of cases and to continue taking precautions to limit additional spread of COVID-19.

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5/13/2020

Health Department News
Board of Health Advisory Committee Meeting Canceled for May

Board of Health Advisory Committee Meeting Scheduled: Friday, May 15, 2020, at 8:30 AM Has been CANCELLED due to the COVID 19 outbreak

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5/8/2020

Health Department News
Polk County Health Partners Asking Patients and Visitors to Wear Masks and Call 911 for Heart Attacks or Strokes

(Des Moines, IA) – The Polk County Medical Coordination Center is asking 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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5/7/2020

Online Public Meeting  Des Moines River Activation & Possible Dam Modification Project
Conservation News
Online Public Meeting Des Moines River Activation & Possible Dam Modification Project

The Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, is hosting an online public meeting for the Des Moines River Activation and Possible Dam Modification Project.

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5/5/2020

Nature News Hot Off the Press
Conservation News
Nature News Hot Off the Press

Hot off the press – the newest edition of Nature News is now available online! Find out what is going on in your favorite park and what events and programs are taking place May through August here.

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5/5/2020

Modifications to CFYS Program Services Due to COVID-19
Community, Family & Youth Services News
Modifications to CFYS Program Services Due to COVID-19

PLEASE READ- IMPORTANT NOTICE RE. PROGRAM MODIFICATIONS DUE TO COVID-19

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4/29/2020

Health Department News
Polk County Health Partners Provide Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment and Homemade Mask Donations (04-01-2020)

(Des Moines, IA) – The Polk County Medical Coordination Center would like to thank our community who has stepped up and donated personal protective equipment (PPE) for our healthcare staff, first responders and care facilities.

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4/28/2020

County Sheriff News
Sheriff’s Office precautions for the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office continues to evaluate the COVID-19 Pandemic and prepare for the effects in our area. The lobbies of the Polk County Jail and the PCSO Patrol Headquarters are closed to the public until further notice.

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4/28/2020

County Attorney News
OWI Report (January 2020)

ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-NINE DEFENDANTS SENTENCED FOR OWI THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2020

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4/25/2020

Polk County Launches Financial Empowerment Center
Community, Family & Youth Services News
Polk County Launches Financial Empowerment Center

Free Financial Counseling Available to Polk County Residents.

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4/24/2020

Relying on Nature Through Polk County Conservation
Conservation News
Relying on Nature Through Polk County Conservation

While the way we interact with others may be a little different right now in our world, the importance of getting outdoors and interacting with nature remains the same. Let nature become your refuge during this difficult time.

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4/24/2020

Emergency Curfew Order for Polk County In Effect from 9 PM to 5 AM Until Further Notice Polk County Curfew