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City of Collins - Proclamation of Public Health Disaster Emergency
In response to the Governor’s Issuance of Proclamation.
Effective Immediately, as of Noon, March 17, 2020
There have been no identified cases of the Coronavirus in Story County. In saying that, the virus is on the move and it is only a matter of time before there will be cases popping up. The likelihood of someone in our area being diagnosed before things all are said and done is extremely high.
Even though the majority of our community is considered low risk in terms of the worst effects of the virus, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) notes that if you are elderly and/or have underlying health issues, the virus could have a much more serious impact on your situation.
Effective immediately, the following policies will be implemented (and until at least March 31st):
- City Hall will be closed to visitors until March 31st. Our Clerk will still be working and City operations will continue. If you need to make a payment, set up arrangements, or conduct some sort of other business with the Clerk, please do so by phone, email, or via the drop box.
- If you need trash bags, they will be available for sale at Junior’s General Store on Main Street.
- The Collins’ Public Library and Wright Learning Center will be closed until March 31st.
- The Collins Wellness Center will be closed until March 31st.
- The Collins Community Center will be closed until March 31st. This means all coffee clubs, events, and other activities are cancelled until that date.
- The Alibi Bar will be closed until March 31st.
- Sweet Oaks Bakery will be able to provide carry out service only, until March 31st.
- All church events larger than 10 people will be suspended until March 31st.
- All other businesses that are affected by the State of Iowa health regulations should contact City Hall by phone or email to determine whether or not they are affected by this proclamation.
Please maintain consistent practices to CDC guidelines as they refer to hygiene, social interaction, and supplies for potential self quarantines.
All other City functions should be able to continue. More guidance will follow and additional restrictions may be attached to this Proclamation.
Mayor Comegys - City of Collins