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Polk County discusses changes due to the coronavirus

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By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Mar 23, 2020

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Polk County recently introduced its plans to protect the public as the number of coronavirus cases continue to skyrocket throughout the nation.

According to a We Are Iowa article, the county is trying to have many of its employees work remotely. The filing of tax assessments, the majority of recorder-related services and payments for property taxes and simple vehicle tag/sticker renewals can all be done online.

Business involving veterans affairs can be conducted over the phone, and the processing of community, family and youth services-related applications can be done by phone or e-mail.

For services needed to be done in person, the county has increased its cleaning practices in all of its offices.

Residents needing food can visit either the North Side Community Center Pantry or the River Place Pantry. Food packages will be distributed from the parking lots. 

Interested and registered congregant meal participants can obtain meals in the parking lots of the following centers: Ankeny, Central, East, Grimes, North, Northwest, Norwoodville, South and West.

There have been 90 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Iowa, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. Polk County has had 10 confirmed cases.

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