Polk County Extension Closes Office to Public

Altoona, IA (March 18, 2020) – Prioritizing the health and safety of our community, staff, and volunteers the Polk County Extension office will close to the public immediately beginning March 18 until further notice. This public closure falls in line with the recommendations of local, state, and national public health organizations to help mitigate the spread of the novel COVID-19 virus. The Polk County Extension office is basing public closure decisions on updates and recommendations from area public health officials.
Polk County Extension staff will continue to serve Iowans and will work to provide information and resources and answer questions. Residents are encouraged to contact Polk County Extension by phone at 515-957-5760 or on the web at www.extension.iastate.edu/polk. Along with public closure of the office, all Polk County Extension educational programs and events have also been canceled or postponed until further notice. Polk County residents and area 4-H Clubs can also stay up-to-date by following respective social media channels: Polk County Extension on Facebook @isueopolk and Twitter @ISUExtPolk, and Polk County 4-H on Facebook @PolkCountyIA4H.
About Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Polk County
For over 100 years, ISU Extension and Outreach, Polk County has served its residents by connecting them to research and resources developed by Iowa State University. Knowledge and programs offered through the Polk County Extension office have been specifically tailored to represent, enhance and meet the needs of local residents and community. For 2020 ISU Extension and Outreach, Polk County will focus on K-12 youth outreach; health, well-being, and nutrition; and agriculture and natural resources. ISU Extension and Outreach, Polk County is part of a 99-county campus serving all Iowans to create a strong Iowa.

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