On Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, the Governor issued new mitigation efforts to help control the surge of COVID-19 cases across the state.

Those efforts included mandating masks in indoor spaces open to the public, prohibiting indoor events of more than 15 people and outdoor events of more than 30, and the suspension of all organized youth and adult sports activities of any size (not including high school, college, or professional).

In light of the update order, the City has taken steps to offer additional mitigation efforts locally. 

  • Lap swimming at Mercer Park Aquatics Center has been cancelled through Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. Mercer Park Aquatics Center & Scanlon Gym has also been closed to the public. Those with questions can contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 319-356-5100.
  • Rental inspections are still required during this time, and safety precautions are being taken by inspectors, including social distancing, wearing a face covering, and gloves. There are also options available for virtual inspections. Those with questions about  setting up an during COVID can call Stan Laverman at 319-356-5135.

  • Building inspections, beginning Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, will require remote virtual inspections for interior building inspections of occupied structures. Those with questions about setting up a remote inspection can contact Tim Hennes at 319-356-5122. 

To read the entire declaration, visit the Governor's website.

The City's face covering mandate remains in-place, and can be read online. For more information about COVID-19 and the City, visit our COVID-19 resources website

Date of publication

Tuesday, November 17, 2020