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Virus Information & Trusted Sources
See a full list of trusted sources on our COVID-19 Information page.
For the most accurate information, we recommend visiting the Linn County Public Health website or calling 319-892-6000 for specific information about Linn County, including Cedar Rapids. For statewide information, please visit the Iowa Department of Public Health website. The state is also providing information to citizens by calling 211. Public health experts are the best source of information about this global outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19).
The City of Cedar Rapids has developed partnerships with local, state and federal partners to keep City employees and citizens informed. City employees have been informed about best practices for reducing the spread of illness in the workplace. The City has also developed emergency operations and continuity of operations plans in the event that the Coronavirus risk increases in Iowa so that essential services can continue to be delivered to our citizens.
View the City of Cedar Rapids COVID-19 Information page.
The City’s Joint Communications Center has initiated a call screening process that follows Center for Disease Control recommendations so that dispatchers can communicate concerns of signs and symptoms and risk factors for Coronavirus immediately with first responders’ arrival at the scene to assure use of appropriate personal protective equipment for the first responders.