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Masks required in all public spaces (extended indefinitely on Sept. 30, 2021)

Mayor Bruce Teague has issued an order that, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the spread of the Delta variant, every person in the City of Iowa City must wear a face covering when in a public space. 

The order took effect at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. The order was been extended indefinitely on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. 

Every person in the City of Iowa City must wear a face covering that covers their nose and mouth when in a public place as follows:

  • In public, as opposed to being in one’s place of residence, when one cannot stay six (6) feet away from others
  • Inside any indoor public settings, for example, but not limited to:
    • Grocery stores
    • Pharmacies
    • Hardware stores
    • Retail stores
    • Restaurants and bars
    • Public school buildings
    • Government buildings
    • University of Iowa academic buildings and business offices
    • Houses of worship
    • Movie theaters
  • Outside, if keeping six feet away from others is not possible
  • Using public transportation or private car service (including taxis, rideshare, or carpooling)

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Masks required in all indoor, public City facilities (Aug. 5, 2021) 

Following the latest guidance from the Johnson County Public Health Department, the City of Iowa City requires all visitors to City facilities to wear a mask while inside the building. The guidance comes as a protective measure against the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant throughout Iowa.

The City facility masking requirement took effect Friday, Aug. 6, 2021. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance to help slow the spread of the Delta variant. The CDC recommended that those in areas of substantial or high transmission wear masks while indoors in public, whether they are vaccinated or unvaccinated. 

City Hall reopened to the public (July 1, 2021)

City Hall reopened to the public on Thursday, July 1, 2021. Here are a few helpful reminders for those returning to City Hall to do business:

  • Masks are required in City Hall and all public, indoor city facilities, due to the spread of the Delta variant, effective Aug. 6, 2021. 
  • The dropbox placed in the front lobby of City Hall will remain in place for utilities, as well as other documents and payments. The utility payment drop off on the east side of City Hall remains available with drive-thru access off of South Van Buren Street.