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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Coralville City Hall Reopens June 1

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***Note: This information was current as of the date of publication. As re-openings have continued, some information may have changed after publication. For current information, check with the City department or visit www.coralville.org/coronavirus.***


Coralville City Hall will reopen to the public on Monday, June 1, from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Services via phone, mail, and www.coralville.org continue and citizens are encouraged to use those when possible. 

  • Utility bills can be paid at www.coralville.org or through the drop box in the City Hall parking lot, 1512 7th Street. Pay or view utility bill
  • Yard waste stickers can be purchased by phone at 319.248.1700 or by mail with a check for $25.50 sent to Coralville City Hall; include name and address for returning the sticker; write “annual yard waste sticker” in the memo area of the check. Once received, stickers will be mailed the next business day when possible.
  • Yard waste bags can be purchased at Coralville HyVee stores or Theisen’s.
  • Parking citations can be paid by mail; instructions appear on the parking citation.
  • Job applications can be completed online at www.coralville.org/jobs.

Beginning June 1, the City of Coralville will no longer accept utility bill payments or yard waste sticker payments over the telephone. 

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

The Coralville Public Library, Coralville Recreation Center, and Coralville Center for the Performing Arts remain closed to the public. See below for specific information for each facility. North Ridge Pavilion will reopen for rentals at 50% capacity beginning May 28.


Primary Election
Coralville City Hall, Brown Deer Golf Club, North Ridge Pavilion, and the Coralville Public Library will be open on Tuesday, June 2, from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm for the primary election.


Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts remains closed to the public. Current rentals of the lobby space will be held at 50% capacity beginning on May 28. New rentals will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Call 319.248.9370 for more information.


Coralville Recreation Center
To provide a safe, sanitary environment and conduct health screenings for program users, the Recreation Center will be used primarily for programming space during the month of June. While the facility remains closed for general use, lap swim and fitness room use will resume by reservation only on June 8.

  • Summer programs and summer camp: Coralville Parks and Recreation is now accepting registrations for summer programs and summer camp. Social distancing and health screening, along with use of hand sanitizer upon entry to facilities, will be in place. Modified guidelines for spectators will also be in place.
    • For general programs, registration for Coralville residents is underway. Non-Coralville residents may begin registration on May 28. 
    • Summer camp registration has begun for both Coralville residents and non-Coralville residents. Information about summer camp can be found at www.coralville.org/summercamp
    • Information about all other programs can be found at www.coralville.org/RecRegister
    • Registration can be made online or by phone at 319.248.1750. Recreation programs may be modified or cancelled to meet state requirements.
  • Indoor pool: The indoor pool will begin limited hours for lap swim by lane reservation on June 8. More information will be available on May 29.
  • Fitness room: Also beginning June 8, the fitness room will be available for use by reservation. The hours for fitness room use by reservation will be 7:30 am to 4:30 pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; and 7:30 am to 8:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday. To reserve the fitness room, call 319.248.1750.

Coralville Public Library
The Coralville Public Library remains closed to the public. Public and private events scheduled in the facility are cancelled through June 30, with the exception of the June 2 primary election.

The Coralville Public Library will continue to provide current services, including access to digital resources (OverDrive, Tumblebooks, video streaming thought Kanopy etc), as well as curbside pickup of library materials, through the month of June. Individuals needing assistance with eMedia access or delivery of library books and materials in Coralville should call the Library. 

Beginning June 1, expanded Library services will include online Summer Reading Programs for all ages, babies through adults, as well as additional WiFi hotspots for internet access outside the Library and laptops for limited use outside the Library.

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 reference@coralville.org. 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.


Farmers’ Market
Coralville Farmers’ Market is open from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Mondays in the Coralville Community Aquatic Center parking lot, 1513 7th Street. Farm and take-home food products, including baked goods, are available for purchase; prepared foods, arts, crafts, jewelry, or services are not available. The market allows 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 operates 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.


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 tjohnson@coralville.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 is 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 is 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 should practice social distancing while waiting for and riding the bus. 

Routes have been modified until further notice as follows:

  • Lantern Park and 10th Street routes operate once an hour during peak hours. 
  • The 10th Street route departs from the downtown Iowa City interchange on the hour beginning at 7:00 am with the last bus departing at 5:00 pm. 
  • The Lantern Park route departs from the downtown Iowa City interchange on the half hour beginning at 6:30 am with the last bus departing at 5:30 pm. 
  • The last Night bus departs from the downtown Iowa City interchange at 9:10 pm with service ending at 10:00 pm.
  • The last Saturday bus departs from the downtown Iowa City interchange at 5:15 pm with service ending at 6:00 pm. 
  • The North Liberty route is not operating until further notice. 
  • The AM Express, Express, and 1st Avenue schedules are operating under regular schedules. 

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:

  • 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. 
  • 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:

  • 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. 
  • 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. 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.

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