Based on Governor Kim Reynolds’ proclamations 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 27, 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 27, 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.
Coralville Farmers’ Market will open on Monday, May 18, 2020, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the Coralville Community Aquatic Center parking lot, 1513 7th Street. 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 is 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.
The 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 Center
The Recreation Center will remain closed through May 27. Registration for summer recreation programming will begin on Wednesday, May 20. A modified summer activity program listing will be available at www.coralville.org/parksandrec by Tuesday, May 19. Registration by phone will be available Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm at 319.248.1750 or online at www.coralville.org/parksandrec.
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. Staff remain available for information via phone at the hours listed above.
Coralville Public Library
The 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 15, 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).
Library staff are currently planning expanded Library services beginning in June, including on-line Summer Library Programs and additional wi-fi hot spots and laptops for use outside of the Library.
To contact the Library, call 319.248.1850 or email email@example.com. During the building closure, Library staff are available from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday; and 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday for assistance via phone or email.
Public Meetings Proceed
At this time, all 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Open
Coralville parks, trails, and Brown Deer Golf Club remain open. Playgrounds are closed as required by state proclamation.
Transit Service Continues with Modified Routes, Paused Fare Collection
Coralville 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, are asked to 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 Safe
The 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 Prevention
The best way to prevent the spread of illness is to avoid being exposed or spreading it to others. To practice social distancing:
Social distancing does not mean limiting yourself to staying in your home. Outdoor spaces, including parks and trails, are a good way to get fresh air, exercise, and de-stress. The following tips are good everyday practice to help prevent the spread of illness, including COVID-19: