MUSCATINE, Iowa – The City of Muscatine will be closing public access to all city owned buildings, including City Hall, starting Monday, March 22, 2020. The City will, however, continue to provide all services to the citizens of Muscatine.
The City of Muscatine has instituted a series of policies in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and In accordance with the State Public Health Emergency Declaration signed by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and with guidance from the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
“The City has taken the necessary steps to ensure that City business continues with adherence to state and federal guidelines,” Greg Jenkins, interim city administrator, said. “The health and wellness of all our citizens is a priority for the City. Social distancing and personal hygiene are keys to reducing the community spread of COVID-19, and the steps we are taking will help in that effort.”
Jenkins encourages everyone to follow these simple steps to help prevent the spread of the illness including washing hands frequently (for at least 20 seconds), covering coughs and sneezes, staying home when feeling sick, and contacting your doctor by phone before going to the hospital. Social distancing (staying 3-6 feet apart) and avoiding groups of 10 or more are also simple steps to the prevention of spreading the COVID-19.
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