City Hall and other City of Iowa City offices will be closed Monday, May 25, 2020, for Memorial Day. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, City facilities have been closed to the public since early March, but critical City operations have continued with full staff. On Memorial Day, many City staff will have the day off, altering some operations. 

Holiday closures or schedule adjustments are as follows:

Airport: Office closed. Jet Air (FBO) will operate regular hours. Details at

Animal Care and Adoption Center: Closed.

Oakland Cemetery: Office closed. Decorations can be placed on gravesides on or after Thursday, May 21, 2020. All decorations must be picked up by Sunday May 31, 2020. 

There will be no Memorial Day ceremonies at the cemetery. 

Landfill: Closed.

Library: Closed.

Library Bookmobile: Not in service. 

Parking: Public parking ramps will be open, but cashier attendants will not be on duty. Fees will not be charged at ramps or street meters on Memorial Day.

Parks & Recreation: The Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center and Mercer Park Aquatic Center/Scanlon Gym facilities will be closed. 

Police: Normal operations. Records and administrative offices closed.

Senior Center: Closed. Senior meals will not be served or delivered.

Recycling & Trash: Recycling, garbage, and yard waste will be collected on Memorial Day. 

Transit: Closed. City buses will not operate on Memorial Day.

Water: Closed. In case of a water emergency, call the 24-hour emergency line at 319-356-5166.

Normal City operations will resume on Tuesday, May 26, 2020; however, most facilities will remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit for details. 

For more information, contact Shannon McMahon, Communications Coordinator, at 319-356-5058.

Date of publication

Monday, May 11, 2020