Services ContinueBased on Governor Kim Reynolds’ April 27, 2020, proclamation and public health guidelines, the City of Coralville is extending the closure of City Hall, the Coralville Public Library, Coralville Recreation Center, North Ridge Pavilion, and Coralville Center for the Performing Arts through May 15, 2020. As that date approaches, a decision will be made regarding re-opening based on information that is available at that time. All public and private events scheduled in those facilities through May 15, 2020, are cancelled.
The City of Coralville is working to address the COVID-19 public health challenge together with local, state, and federal partners. Services continue to the greatest extent possible while working to protect the health of citizens and staff.
Farmers’ MarketCoralville Farmers’ Market will open on Monday, May 18, 2020, in the Coralville Community Aquatic Center parking lot, 1513 7th Street, from 5:00-7:00 pm. Farm and take-home food products, including baked goods, will be available for purchase; prepared foods, arts, crafts, jewelry, or services will not be available. The market will allow for drive-through and walk-up customers. A list of vendors will be available at www.coralville.org/farmersmarket or www.facebook.com/coralvillefarmersmarket.
The Market will operate in compliance with Governor Kim Reynolds’ April 24 proclamation and guidelines issued by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and Iowa Department of Public Health.
City HallThe City continues to provide essential services, while taking precautions to protect employee and citizen health. City Hall is closed to the public. However, staff remains available via phone at 319.248.1700 during regular hours of 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Coralville Recreation CenterRecreational programming will continue to be suspended while the Recreation Center is closed. Recreation staff will contact all class enrollees or rental patrons regarding options for credits or refunds, and will remain available to respond to questions via phone from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, 319.248.1750. Registration for summer recreation programming has been postponed and will begin at a date to be determined when public health guidelines allow.
Families can follow Parks and Recreation at www.facebook.com/CoralvilleParksandRecreation for activities that can be done in the park system individually or as families while maintaining social distancing.
Coralville Public LibraryThe Library will continue to provide services, including eMedia materials through OverDrive (Libby), RB Digital, TumbleBooks, and video streaming services through Kanopy. Access to online databases is also available. Individuals needing assistance with eMedia access or delivery of library books and materials in Coralville should call the Library. Due dates will be extended to June 1, 2020, and no fines will be charged on materials at this time. Reference services and virtual programming, including story times and book groups, are being offered; please check www.coralvillepubliclibrary.org or follow the Library on social media for details (www.facebook.com/coralvillepubliclibrary on Facebook or @CoralPubLibrary on Twitter).
To contact the Library, call 319.248.1850 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. During the building closure, Library staff are available from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday; and noon to 4:00 pm on Sunday for assistance via phone or email.
Public Meetings ProceedAll public meetings are scheduled to proceed electronically. City Council meetings and Planning and Zoning Commission meetings can be viewed live and rebroadcast on MediaCom 118-8 or live and on-demand at www.coralville.org/coralvision. Written comments can be sent up until 5:00 pm on the day of the meeting to City Clerk Thor Johnson at email@example.com or 1512 7th Street, Coralville, Iowa 52241. Persons with comments can also come to the City Council Chambers at 1512 7th Street, where electronic access will be provided. Social distancing will be required.
Parks, Golf Course, and Trails Remain OpenCoralville parks, trails, and Brown Deer Golf Club remain open.
Transit Service Continues with Modified Routes, Paused Fare CollectionCoralville Transit operations continue. Fare collection has been paused and riders are asked to board from the rear entrance when possible. The front door remains available for riders with mobility concerns to board and exit. Riders needing assistance, including the ramp to board, should knock on the front door or indicate to the driver that assistance is needed. Riders are asked to practice social distancing while waiting for and riding the bus.
Routes have been modified until further notice as follows:
City Water Is SafeThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water. The American Water Works Association notes that EPA encourages the continued use of tap water, as COVID-19 has not been detected in drinking water supplies. EPA has established regulations with treatment requirements for public water systems that prevent waterborne pathogens such as viruses from contaminating drinking water and wastewater. COVID-19 is a type of virus that is particularly susceptible to disinfection and standard treatment and disinfectant processes are expected to be effective.
Social Distancing and Tips for General PreventionThe best way to prevent the spread of illness is to avoid being exposed or spreading it to others. To practice social distancing:
The following tips are good everyday practice to help prevent the spread of illness, including COVID-19:
Public health experts such as the Iowa Department of Public Health and the United States Centers for Disease Control are the best resources for accurate information about COVID-19.
Support Local BusinessesWhile practicing social distancing and preventative hygiene, support local businesses and restaurants: many have take-out, curbside, or delivery options, and gift certificates to use now or later.