City of Iowa City administrative offices at City Hall, 410 E. Washington  St., are currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In observance of the Veterans Day holiday on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, additional closures and changes to schedules have been updated.  

To honor those who have served, Transit is offering complimentary rides to veterans and their families on Wednesday. Riders are asked to show a military ID or other identification that indicates veteran status. 

Unlike past years, curbside garbage, recycling, and organics will be collected on the holiday. 

Other office closures and schedules for the holiday include: 

Airport: Office closed. Jet Air will be open.

Cemetery: Office closed. Grave decorations: Beginning Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, artificial wreaths, artificial flowers, or other decorations may be placed on graves for Veterans Day or for the holidays. These materials may remain in place through the end of February. If not claimed, they will be removed. 

Landfill and Recycling Center: Closed.

Library: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ICPL Bookmobile: Not in service. 

Parking: Normal operations.

Parks and Recreation: Administrative offices closed. Lap swim by reservation available at Mercer Aquatic Center. Most Parks facilities remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Police: Administration and Records offices closed. Patrol and station masters on duty.

Refuse, Recycling, and Yard Waste: Curbside garbage, recycling, or yard waste will be collected normally. 

Senior Center: Closed. 

Streets: The City's Leaf Vacuum Program will operate. More at

Transit: Normal operations, and free rides will be available for veterans and their families on fixed-route City buses and Johnson County SEATS on Veterans Day. For more info, call 319-356-5151.

Water: Office closed. For water emergencies, call the 24-hour emergency number at 319-356-5166.

City offices and operations will return to normal on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020.


Date of publication

Wednesday, October 28, 2020