CORONAVIRUS

Linn County closing buildings to public due to rising COVID-19 numbers

The building closures take effect on Thursday.

Linn County's Jean Oxley Public Service Center at 935 Second St. SW in Cedar Rapids will be closed to the pubilc staring
Linn County’s Jean Oxley Public Service Center at 935 Second St. SW in Cedar Rapids will be closed to the pubilc staring Thursday because of the spike in the number of COVID-19 cases. (The Gazette)
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CEDAR RAPIDS — Most Linn County buildings will be closed to the public, beginning Thursday, in response to the county’s rising COVID-19 numbers.

The Linn County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted in favor of the closures during its Wednesday meeting.

The closures will remain in effect until public health conditions improve, a news release said.

Linn County staff will continue to work on-site as well as remotely to provide various county services, the release said.

Residents and businesses will be able to conduct county business online, by phone, mail, email and via drop boxes located outside of buildings.

The Linn County Courthouse and the juvenile court building will continue to operate with normal hours but will limit entry, the release said. The Fillmore Building will maintain regular operations.

The following Linn County buildings will be closed to the public:

• Jean Oxley Linn County Public Service Center, 935 Second St. SW, Cedar Rapids

• Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Building, 1020 Sixth St. SW, Cedar Rapids (with the exception of the child development center and public health clinic)

• Juvenile Detention Center (virtual visits will be available)

• Secondary Road Department, 1888 County Home Rd., Marion

• Wickiup Hill Learning Center, 10260 Morris Hills Rd., Toddville

• Conservation lodges in Linn County parks

• LIFTS office (bus routes will operate; fares will be waived and number of riders limited)

• Linn County Correctional Center, May’s Island (has been closed to public since March)

• Linn County Sheriff’s Office, 310 Second Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids

Comments: (319) 398-8255; gage.miskimen@thegazette.co

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