- Basic COVID-19 Information: how it spreads, symptoms, how to avoid the disease
- Economic Resources: for those with lost wages, and national, state, and local resources
- Impact on City and County Services: how the virus has altered City and County Services
- News Updates: news releases related to COVID-19
- Provide Help and Support: resources on how healthy individuals can help the community
- Recovery and Support: recovery resources (child care, healthcare, emotional support, food, etc.) for those in need in our community
Face Covering Order in Iowa City
Mayor Bruce Teague has issued an order that, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, every person in the City of Iowa City must wear a face covering when in a public place. The order, issued on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, states that a face covering that covers the nose and mouth must be worn in all public spaces. Watch the video address below or read the full order for complete details.
Public Health Disaster Emergency Timeline
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has issued several announcements and closure extensions since the State of Public Health Disaster Emergency.
- March 17, 2020: State of Public Health Disaster Emergency
- April 17, 2020: extension of school closures through the end of the school year
- April 27, 2020: extension of the Emergency Declaration until May 27, 2020
- May 6, 2020: continuation of the Public Health Disaster Emergency with limited re-opening
- May 13, 2020: continuation of the Public Health Disaster Emergency with re-opening for certain businesses including restaurants, salons, libraries, and fitness establishments
- May 20, 2020: continuation of the Public Health Disaster Emergency with re-opening for certain businesses including movie theaters, zoos, and museums
- May 26, 2020: continuation of the Public Health Disaster Emergency until June 25, 2020
- June 10, 2020: continuation of the Public Health Disaster Emergency until June 25, 2020
- July 17, 2020: new public health proclamation advancing Iowa’s Return to Learn strategy
City Response and Facility Closures
The City of Iowa City is working with local, county, state, and federal partners to keep our community informed about COVID-19. In addition to monitoring information from these sources, the City’s focus remains the continuity of critical operations: the police and fire departments, providing clean water, sewer services, trash and recycling collection, and transit. Changes in operating schedules, cancellations, or other alterations to City operations and facilities will be communicated as circumstances evolve.
These facilities are closed until further notice:
- Iowa City Public Library
- Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center
- Parks and Recreation facilities
- Robert A. Lee Recreation Center
- Mercer Park Aquatic Center/Scanlon Gym
- Terry Trueblood Lodge
- Ned Ashton House
- City Park Pool
- City Hall
- The front lobby of City Hall will remain open to allow access to the Iowa City Police Department, which will continue to operate normally.
- The public can pay City utilities, request permits, and access other City services using our easy online payment options.
- Environmental Education Center at the East Side Recycling Center
The City continues to monitor COVID-19's impact. Community members seeking information and status updates related to City facilities, operations, and events may choose to subscribe.