Linn County Taking Additional Steps for Coronavirus Threat

Linn County Public Health has taken an additional step in preparing for the coronavirus.

The department has enacted a limited Incident Command structure – it coordinates public information and planning with local, state and federal partners to respond and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease.

In addition to the work of Linn County Public Health, Linn County has initiated its continuity of operations plan, which includes designating the County’s Risk Manager as the Continuity Operations Officer. The Continuity Operations Officer will work with County officials to discuss operational continuity of County departments, procure resources as needed, and identify operational decisions that need to be made and present them to the Linn County Board of Supervisors.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office also has a preparedness plan in place, which addresses safeguards to maintain the health and safety of deputies and inmates in the Linn County Correctional Center.

And as a proactive measure, the Linn County Board of Supervisors will have a standing agenda item for COVID-19 updates as part of their regularly scheduled meetings every Monday morning.