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Coralville Transit Adjusts Schedules Beginning March 30

News and Notes from the City of Coralville - March 26, 2020

Upcoming Events

Some events and activities are impacted by COVID-19 precautions. Events will be held unless otherwise noted: 

  • Planning & Zoning Commission (April 1)
  • Postponed: 4thFest Basket Auction (was April 4)
  • Postponed: Fire Department Pancake Breakfast (was April 5)
  • City Council Meeting (April 14)

View all upcoming events

Community News & Resources

Where to get COVID-19 updates

We're continuing services as much as possible, while protecting the health of citizens and staff. Here's where to get COVID-19 information:

Social Distancing

It's for the greater good

The best way to prevent the spread of illness is to avoid being exposed to it. Here is how you can help:

  • Stay home.
  • Keep at least six feet between yourself and others. 
  • Don't go to public spaces unless necessary.
  • Reduce how often you make trips outside your home. For example, get groceries once per week, not three times a week.
  • Use virtual meetings, phone, email, or mail for work, in place of meetings, and to connect with friends and family. 
  • Use curbside pickup when shopping, if available.
  • Don't bring other people along on errands and shopping trips unless necessary.

Social distancing does not mean staying indoors. Outdoor spaces, including parks and trails, are a good way to get fresh air, exercise, and relax.

If you traveled outside Iowa in the last two weeks, 14 days of self-isolation is recommended.

 

Business Assistance & Support

Iowa Small Business Relief Fund

Governor Reynolds announced a new Iowa Small Business Relief Program to provide financial assistance to small businesses and tax deferrals to Iowa businesses that have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Application deadline is Tuesday, March 31, at 12:00 pm. Small Business Relief Fund


Support our local businesses

Even while practicing social distancing, we can still support local businesses. 

Many businesses have take-out, curbside, or delivery options, and gift certificates to use now or later. Our local businesses need and appreciate your support!

 

Complete the 2020 Census

It's easy and secure

As of March 24, 32.7% of Coralville households had responded to the 2020 Census. Let's see that number grow!

Census invitations were mailed to each household; expect more mailings the longer you wait to respond. If you don't have a census mailing (or code), you can still complete the 2020 Census online now at my2020census.gov. It is easy and secure, and only takes a few minutes. 


A few minutes of your time, a decade of benefit

Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau counts everyone living in the United States, regardless of their nationality or living situation. Your response today benefits our community for the next ten years. More than $675 billion in federal funding is distributed to states and communities each year based on census data.

Who counts?

Count everyone living at your address (including relatives, roommates, friends, and babies), even if they are staying temporarily.


What about college students on break?

College students living off campus count at their off-campus address, even if they go home for breaks. That means if you live in Coralville, but go to a parents' home while classes are on break during COVID-19, you need to count yourself at your Coralville address.

 

City Services Are Available

City Hall is closed to the public, but essential services continue. You can conduct city business online, by phone, or mail:
  • Many payments and other services can be completed via www.coralville.org.
  • Pay utility bills online at www.coralville.org (click "Pay & View Utility Bill"), at the drop box in the City Hall parking lot, or by phone at 319.248.1700 while City Hall is closed. 
  • We'll mail yard waste stickers. Send a check for $25.50 to Coralville City Hall (1512 7th St., Coralville, IA 52241) and include the name and address for returning the sticker.  
  • Pay parking citations by mail.
  • Submit job applications online at www.coralville.org/jobs
  • For help with these services, call 319.248.1700.

Adjustments to Coralville Transit 

Temporary schedule changes begin March 30

Lantern Park and 10th Street routes will operate once an hour during peak hours effective Monday, March 30, and service for the Night route will end at 10:00 pm.

Also beginning March 30, the North Liberty route will not be operating until further notice.

The AM Express, Express, and 1st Avenue schedules will not change.
 
Beginning Saturday, April 4, Saturday service ends at 6:00 pm. Bus schedule changes

Fares paused; board & exit at the rear doors

Coralville Transit is not collecting fares, and riders should board and exit the bus using the rear doors when possible.

The front door and the ramp to board are available to riders with mobility concerns. 

Keep a distance of at least six feet from others at bus stops and on, boarding, and exiting the bus. Coralville Transit continues to thoroughly sanitize buses each day.
Get the latest transit information

 

Library Offers Online Services

Digital access & materials

The doors are closed, but library services are available! The library offers eMedia materials, digital magazines, children's ebooks, video streaming, and access to online databases.


Due dates are extended to April 15, and no fines will be charged on materials at this time. 


Services & assistance

Librarians are available to help with eMedia access, reference services, and can deliver library books and materials in Coralville. For assistance, call 319.248.1850.


Virtual programming

The library has virtual programming, including storytime for kids. See www.coralvillepubliclibrary.org, or follow the Library on Facebook and @CoralPubLibrary on Twitter. 

 

Public Meetings Go Virtual

Meeting schedules

Public meetings continue as scheduled. Elected and appointed officials attend City Council meetings and Planning and Zoning meetings by remote participation.


Watch meetings from anywhere

As always, the meetings are streamed live and rebroadcast on Mediacom 118-8, or available online live and on-demand at www.coralville.org/coralvision.  


Public comment

To make a public comment, send written comments by 5:00 pm on the meeting date to City Clerk Thor Johnson at tjohnson@coralville.org or 1512 7th Street, Coralville, IA 52241.

 

The public may attend City Council and Planning and Zoning meetings; social distancing is required. Any changes will be announced at www.coralville.org.

 

Temporary Closures

What's open

Brown Deer Golf Club, Coralville parks, playgrounds, and trails remain open. Brown Deer has taken extra steps to protect golfers. Brown Deer information

What's closed

City Hall is closed until further notice. The Coralville Recreation Center, Coralville Public Library, and the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts are closed, recreational programming is suspended, and public and private events at these facilities are cancelled through April 12. 


For information about summer programs and more at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, visit www.coralvillearts.org.

North Ridge Pavilion is also closed, but accepting reservations for future dates. Pavilion rentals 

 

No Wipes in the Pipes

Disposable wipes are convenient, but when thrown away in the wrong place, they can cause a stink.

Many wipes do not break down quickly enough to avoid clogging pipes, and this can cause problems in the sanitary sewer line in your home and the city sewer main. Instead, place used wipes where they belong: the garbage.

 

Stay Informed!

Connect with the City of Coralville and subscribe to City updates on anything from agendas and minutes to community events and more. Sign up and select the topics that interest you at www.coralville.org/notifyme.

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