CORONAVIRUS

Coronavirus in Iowa, live updates for June 3:

Linn County landfills reopen; appointments and prepayment no longer required

Plastic face shields for poll workers to wear at the Hiawatha Community Center in Hiawatha on Tuesday. Poll workers arri
Plastic face shields for poll workers to wear at the Hiawatha Community Center in Hiawatha on Tuesday. Poll workers arrived early to setup the polling booths, voting machine, and other all space in preparation for voting in the primary election. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

9:20 a.m.: Landfills reopen; appointments and prepayment are no longer required

MARION — The Solid Waste Agency landfill and Resource Recovery building, 1954 County Home Rd., Marion, have reopened to Linn County residents.

Hours are 7 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays. Appointments and prepayment are no longer required.

The Solid Waste Agency compost and yard waste location, 2250 A St. SW, Cedar Rapids, also is open to Linn County residents, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays, without appointment and prepayment.

All residents need to check-in at the scale house when they arrive at either location. Credit and debit cards are accepted for payment at the scale house. Cash is not being accepted at this time at both locations.

Household recyclables (cardboard, paper, plastics, aluminum and steel cans) will be accepted inside the Resource Recovery building beginning Monday, June 8.

County Home Road is closed west of the landfill because of road construction. Customers will need to use Highway 13 to get to the Solid Waste Agency.

1:40 pm.: Iowa City gets $72K grant to respond to coronavirus

IOWA CITY — Congressman Dave Loebsack announced that Iowa City has been awarded a grant through the Department of Justice’s FY20 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program.

Iowa City will receive $72,542 to support a broad range of activities to prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus. These funds are in addition to the recently announced DOJ grant for Johnson County.

Specifically, funded projects or initiatives may include, but are not limited to: overtime, equipment (including law enforcement and medical personal protective equipment), hiring, supplies (such as gloves, masks, sanitizer), training, travel expenses (particularly related to the distribution of resources to the most impacted areas), and addressing the medical needs of inmates in state, local, and tribal prisons, jails and detention centers.

Comments: (319) 368-8857; jeff.linder@thegazette.com

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