Masks, Face Shields, and Social Distancing Requested in Coralville
COVID-19 Prevention Initiative
Mayor John A. Lundell issued a proclamation on July 14, 2020, recognizing the critical importance to protect our community from the spread of COVID-19.
The proclamation includes "the City of Coralville and Mayor desire that individuals and businesses in the City comply with recommended practices to reduce the virus spread including social distancing and the use of face shields or cloth face masks."
The COVID-19 Prevention Initiative proclamation requests that "everyone social distance and wear face shields or cloth masks when they are in proximity of other persons both in public as well as private locations and that these practices continue indefinitely until substantial progress in curbing the spread of the COVID-19 virus has been declared by public health officials."
View COVID-19 Prevention Initiative Proclamation
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)On this page:
- Quick links: news & resources
- Social distancing
- Supporting local businesses
- City facilities & services
- Public meetings
- Get help: loans, business support, & community resources
- Give help: Donate & volunteer
- Health information & resources
The City of Coralville is working with local, state, and federal partners to keep our community informed about the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.
It is important to practice simple, healthy behaviors (wear a mask and practice social distancing when with others who do not live in your household, wash your hands, cover your cough/sneeze, and stay home) to help prevent the spread of germs. The City has a plan in place to keep our employees safe so that they can continue to provide essential services to our community.
Social Distancing Applies to Everyone
The best way to prevent the spread of illness is to avoid being exposed or spreading it to others.
Examples of social distancing:
- Stay home.
- Keep a distance of AT LEAST six feet between yourself and others.
- Eliminate unnecessary outings in public spaces.
- Reduce the frequency of important trips outside the home. For example, get groceries once per week, rather than three times a week.
- Conduct business and communications with those outside your home with virtual meetings, by phone, email, or mail when possible.
- Use curbside pickup, when available.
- Do not bring other members of your household on errands and shopping trips unless necessary.
How to Support Local Businesses
While practicing social distancing and preventative hygiene, we can still support local businesses and restaurants: many have take-out, curbside, or delivery options, and gift certificates to use now or later.
Coralville City HallPhone: 319.248.1700
- Open to the public. Please wear a mask.
Essential services continue. You can also conduct city business online, by phone, or mail:
- Many payments and other services can be completed via www.coralville.org.
- Utility bills:
- Pay online (www.coralville.org and click "Pay & View Utility Bill")
- Use the drop box in the City Hall parking lot, available 24 hours a day
- Get yard waste stickers by mail: Send a check for $25.50 to Coralville City Hall (1512 7th St., Coralville, IA 52241) and include name and address for returning the sticker.
- Parking citations: pay by mail.
- Apply for a job: Submit job applications online at www.coralville.org/jobs.
- For help with any of these services, please call 319.248.1700.
In accordance with state and federal guidelines, recommendations, and protocols, the City has taken the following steps to minimize risk for visitors and staff:
- Requiring staff to self-screen for illness before reporting for work each day
- Providing personal protective equipment or safety shields, where appropriate
- Establishing hygiene expectations
- Adding hand sanitizing stations
- Increasing frequency of cleaning
- Posting safety guidelines at entrances
- Encouraging social distancing
City staff are available to assist and respond to questions. For assistance, please call:
- Coralville City Hall…………… 319.248.1700
- City Clerk’s Office……………..319.248.1700
- Utility Billing……………………319.248.1715
- Building Department……….…319.248.1720
- Engineering Department……..319.248.1720
- Rental Housing………………..319.248.1720
Coralville Police Department
Phone (non-emergency): 319.248.1800
- Front door of the Coralville Police Department is closed until further notice.
- When possible, officers will be taking reports over the phone.
- Call 911 in the event of an emergency.
- To speak with an officer about a non-emergency issue, call 319.248.1800.
Coralville Public Library
Coralville Recreation Center
The Coralville Recreation Center has scheduled hours for use by ages groups and program types. This allows for different ages and abilities to equitably use the Recreation Center, all while limiting the number of people in the building so there is room for social distancing. Masks required.
Public playgrounds are open. Equipment is not sanitized; use at your discretion. Follow public health guidelines, including washing/sanitizing hands before and after touching common surfaces.
Coralville parks are open.
- Enjoy the parks and trails with your “shelter in place” family only.
- Do not gather socially with others who are not living with you.
- Respect a distance. Stay at least six feet away from other people.
- Stay home if you are sick or have recently been exposed some someone who is ill.
Coralville Farmers' Market
Farmers' Market information
Coralville TransitPhone: 319.248.1790
- Coralville Transit is operating
- Beginning August 10, face coverings/masks are required on public transportation, including Coralville Transit, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 as ordered by Johnson County Public Health and the Johnson County Board of Supervisors.
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
- Closed to the public.
- Beginning May 28, current rentals of lobby space will be held at 50% capacity. New rentals will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
- All public meetings are scheduled to proceed electronically.
- Elected and appointed officials will attend meetings by remote participation.
- View City Council meetings and Planning and Zoning Commission meetings live and rebroadcast on cable television at MediaCom 118-8, or online at www.coralville.org/coralvision.
- To make a public comment:
- Submit written comments for City Council meetings in advance of the meeting. Written comments must be received by 5:00 pm on the day of the meeting. Submit to City Clerk Thor Johnson at email@example.com or 1512 7th Street, Coralville, Iowa 52241.
- Submit written comments for Planning and Zoning meetings in advance of the meeting. Written comments must be received by 5:00 pm on the day of the meeting. Submit to Community Development Director David Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1512 7th Street, Coralville, Iowa 52241.
Economic Impact: Get Help
Utility Payment AssistanceThe Iowa Residential Utility Disruption Prevention Program provides eligible households with up to $2,000 towards electric, natural gas and water bills if they are at risk of disconnection due to an inability to pay due to a COVID-19 related loss of income. Payments through the program will be made directly to utility providers and applied to the applicant’s account. The application deadline is November 20, 2020.
Iowa Residential Utility Disruption Program
COVID Recovery Iowa
Every Iowan is eligible for free, confidential counseling, group activities, support groups, and resources.
- Visit www.COVIDrecoveryiowa.org and complete a form and a counselor will get back to you.
- Follow COVID Recovery Iowa on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
- Call the Iowa Warm Line at 844.775.9276 to connect with a peer counselor or to request a COVID Recovery Iowa counselor.
Rental & Mortgage AssistanceGovernor Reynolds allocated federal CARES Act funds to assist Iowans who have been economically impacted by COVID-19 and face housing hardships.
- Provides short-term relief to income-eligible renters and homeowners who are at risk of eviction or foreclosure.
- Rental and mortgage assistance are available for up to four months, with a $3,200 maximum for rental assistance and $3,000 maximum for mortgage assistance.
- Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Assistance is provided to eligible applicants on a first-come, first ready to proceed basis. Assistance for Iowa renters and homeowners
IC Area Together
A great online resource for businesses, employees, and the community as the area works through the COVID-19 pandemic. IC Area Together website
Coralville Community Food Pantry
The Coralville Community Food Pantry offers “drive-thru,” walk-up, or delivery options for Coralville and Tiffin residents in need of food. Only staff and volunteers are allowed in the Food Pantry building. Coralville Community Food Pantry website
Unemployment Insurance Claims
On March 16, 2020, Iowa Workforce Development announced assistance for employees and employers affected by COVID-19 related layoffs. Guidance on unemployment insurance claims
Paycheck Protection Program
Closed August 8, 2020
The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. This SBA loan helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis. Paycheck Protection Program
Iowa Business Recovery Assistance
Resources and information gathered by the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) that may be useful to partners across Iowa.
Iowa Business Recovery Assistance
Small Business Loans: Economic Injury Disaster Loans
Loans available to help businesses alleviate economic injury due to COVID-19
Iowa has been designated statewide as eligible for small businesses to apply for assistance in the form of Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL).
The Small Business Association (SBA) is making loans available statewide to small businesses and private, non-profit organizations to help alleviate economic injury caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%. SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based upon each borrower’s ability to repay.
Apply via the SBA’s website: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/. Applicants can monitor their application status online after submission.
For questions, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or email email@example.com.
Resources for Businesses
COVID-19 Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
Iowa DHS Childcare Resources in Response to COVID-19
Economic Impact: Give Help
Community Foundation of Johnson County Emergency Response Fund
The Community Foundation of Johnson County activated its emergency response fund with a commitment of $25,000 for the community’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. The fund will provide flexible resources to nonprofit organizations in Johnson County working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences.
- Donate online to the Community Foundation Emergency Response Fund
- Call at 319.337.0483
Community Disaster Relief FundThis fund will allow United Way to rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations that are offering emergency relief to families and individuals in need. Hosted by United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties in partnership with corporate, nonprofit and foundation entities, and individual donors. Contributions are accepted. About the Community Disaster Relief Fund
United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties is designated in the Johnson County Disaster Plan as the coordinator for disaster-related volunteers before, during, and after a disaster, to connect volunteers with the COVID-19 related volunteer needs and opportunities. Learn more at www.covid19volunteers.org.
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*
- Shortness of breath
- Develop symptoms, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19
- Or, have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19.
*Information from the Centers for Disease Control
Where to Get Information
Public health experts are the best resource of information about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
- The State of Iowa 211 hotline is a central resource to ask questions and get answers.
- Search the 211 hotline
- Call 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431 (the line is available 24/7)
- State of Iowa COVID-19 website is a one-stop-shop for information related to Iowans. See the COVID-19 in Iowa website
- Iowa Department of Public Health: Get updates on persons being monitored, tested, and test results, as well as facts and prevention tips, from the Iowa Department of Public Health. See the Iowa Department of Public Health website
- The Centers for Disease Control: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has information about the COVID-19 symptoms, prevention and treatment, stigma, what to do if you are sick, and frequently asked questions. See the CDC Coronavirus Disease website
- Follow the CDC on social media at:
PreventionFollow these guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. These actions don't just protect you; they protect others, too:
- The CDC recommends all people 2 years of age and older wear a mask when in public settings and when around people who don't live in your household. Masks should cover your mouth and nose.
- See the CDC guidance for face masks
- Keep surgical masks and N-95 respirators available for those who need them. Those critical supplies are reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by the CDC.
- The CDC does not recommend the use of face shields as a substitute for face masks. Face shields are used primarily for eye protection for the person wearing it. At this time, it is not known what level of protection a face shield provides to people nearby from the spray of respiratory droplets from the wearer.
- See CDC information about face shields
- Practice social distancing, in addition to wearing a mask, if you must go out.
- Wash your hands using soap and water for at least 20 seconds (especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing).
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If a tissue is not available, cough into your elbow.
The CDC has information about COVID-19 for travelers. View coronavirus disease information for travel.
Information updated September 23, 2020