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  • Writer's pictureCharlene Sims, Journal staff

Commission approves electronic sign for health department

MOUND CITY – On Monday, Jan. 23, the Linn County Commissioners learned from Linn County Health Department Administrator Missy Lancaster that she wanted to put out a request for proposal (RFP) to put up a 12-foot-tall, two-sided electronic sign in front of the health department.

Lancaster said this was an approved expenditure for some grant money that needed to be spent by July 1. The screen will advertise the health department, programs at the health department, county job openings and more. She said that the health department phone number and address would be at the bottom of the sign.

She told the commissioners that anything her staff can create on the health department computer can be put on the sign.

After looking at the information Lancaster had given them concerning the balance of the grant and upcoming expenditures, commissioners approved going out for the RFP for installing the sign.

Lancaster then gave the past week’s numbers from the health department. They are three tuberculosis (TB) skin tests, two flu tests, one COVID test, one strep test, five COVID boosters, two family planning contacts, 10 women, infant, and children (WIC) contacts, five childhood immunizations, one lab draw, and one communicable disease.

Lancaster reported that she had routed 15 COVID cases to the state the past week.

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