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Linn County Public Health Releases Phased Reopening Guidance during Community Spread of COVID-19

Posted by: Kaitlin Emrich on Friday, May 15, 2020
Linn County Public Health recommends a phased reopening of business, in alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and other national organizations. This three-phased approach enables businesses to reopen, and events and gatherings to occur, while protecting the health and safety of employees, patrons, guests, and the general public. Guidance across

Marion’s Community Recovery Task Force Releases Reopening & Recovery Toolkit For Business

Posted by: on Wednesday, May 13, 2020
With Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds easing additional restrictions throughout the state effective May 15, Marion community leaders are providing area businesses with a toolkit to assist in a safe, thoughtful reopening. “While we continue to focus on keeping people safe, we must also plan ahead, understanding that COVID-19 will remain a part of our lives

Governor Issues New Proclamation Allowing Restaurants and Hair Salons to Open

Posted by: Nick Glew on Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Today, Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency. The proclamation permits salons, barbershops, and massage and tattoo establishments to reopen throughout Iowa in a limited fashion with appropriate public health measures in place. It also permits restaurants (but not bars), fitness centers, libraries, and

Governor's Proclamation - What You Need to Know

Posted by: Nick Glew on Thursday, May 7, 2020
On May 6, 2020 Governor Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation allowing additional businesses statewide to reopen. Additionally, there are limited businesses in Linn County now allowed to reopen under specific circumstances. We've done our best to summarize the proclamation and business impacts below. You can access the full proclamation at the bottom of

Technology Offers Shive-Hattery Clients Improved Safety during COVID-19

Posted by: Lauren Gilbertson on Thursday, May 7, 2020
In this new reality where many of us are working from home or sheltered in place, how are engineers and architects adapting to continue designing projects for communities and businesses? Shive-Hattery engineers use 3D visualization every day, bringing designs and drawings to life. While you may have heard of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR),

Innovation and Perseverance Key Factors in Project Engineer’s Career Pathway

Posted by: on Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Andrew Brundell knew early on that he would pursue a construction career of some kind. He spent many summers working for his father who owns a local custom home company, Allan Custom Homes. Brundell is a 2015 graduate of Linn-Mar High School and is now employed as a Project Engineer at Ryan Companies. “While growing up I had a lot of opportunities to

MEDCO Launches Candid Community Leadership Podcast

Posted by: Nick Glew on Friday, April 24, 2020

The Candid Community Leadership Podcast peels back the professional and corporate facades of our leaders, allowing us to tell the personal stories of people who work hard to lead communities and businesses every day. 

Iowa Workforce Development Reports Drop in Initial Unemployment Claims

Posted by: IWD / MEDCO on Thursday, April 23, 2020

Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) announced today there were just under 28,000 unemployment claims filed by individuals for the week of April 12-18.

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