The public hearing for the FY16 Buchanan County Budget will be held March 9, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors' chambers of the Courthouse. To review the proposed budget please click on the link:
FY16 Proposed Budget for Buchanan County
The United States is currently experiencing a large, multi-state outbreak of measles linked to an amusement park in California. More than 100 people from 14 states in the U.S. (AZ, CA, CO, IL, MI, MN, NE, NY, OR, PA, SD, TX, UT, WA) have been confirmed as having measles. As of 2/5/2015 there are no confirmed measles cases in Iowa.
“This national measles outbreak has brought the protection provided by vaccinations back into the spotlight,” said Buchanan County Public Health Director Amy Marlow. “It’s always important to keep your vaccinations up-to-date, but during times like this, when we know a virus is circulating in many states, it’s especially critical to check with your health care provider to be sure you and your family’s vaccinations are current.” The best way to prevent measles is to get the measles-mumps-rubella shot (called MMR). Two doses of MMR will provide more than 99 percent of people lifelong protection against measles.
The Director of Buchanan County Public Health encourages the residents of Buchanan County to (1) get a flu shot if they have not already done so, (2) stay home until fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medications, and (3) Practice the 3 C’s.
Cover Your Cough. Use a tissue or your elbow.
Clean Your Hands. Use soap and water or hand sanitizer.
Contain Germs. Stay home when sick.
You can contact your family health care provider for a flu shot or our webpage lists where flu shots are still available in our community.
Influenza - get the 'Facts'.