Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

  1. State and Local Updates
  2. About COVID-19

The City of Muscatine is working with local, state, and federal partners to keep our community informed about COVID-19, or coronavirus. Please check this page for updates and resources as they become available.

Reopening Guidelines

Iowa Department of Public Health Reopening Guidance

CDC Reopening Guidance for cleaning and disinfecting


MUSCATINE COUNTY RELEASES

STATE PRESS RELEASES

Iowa Department of Public Health News Releases

STATE DECLARATIONS/INFORMATION

LOCAL PROGRAM AND SERVICE UPDATES

CITY SERVICES

Presentation to the Muscatine City Council on May 7, 2020

Presentation to the Muscatine City Council on April 9, 2020

PARKING ENFORCEMENT RESUMES ON JUNE 1, 2020

MAY 28, 2020 - The City of Muscatine will end the temporary suspension of certain parking ordinances on Monday, June 1. As businesses in the downtown area are now open or in the process of opening, the City will begin to enforce the City Code provisions requiring coins be placed in the parking meters located both on-street and in the various downtown parking lots. READ MORE

MUSCATINE ART CENTER REOPENS TO THE PUBLIC ON JUNE 9

May 28, 2020 - The Muscatine Art Center will reopen their doors to the public on Tuesday, June 9, with restrictions. Visitors to the Muscatine Art Center are asked to enter through the main door off of Mulberry Street so that they can be welcomed at the front desk. Individuals who need wheelchair accessible entry from the Stanley Gallery parking lot may call (563) 263-8282 for assistance and directions. READ MORE

MUSCABUS CONTINUES SHUTTLE SERVICE - ROUTES RESUME JUNE 29

May 27, 2020 - MuscaBus will continue to provide shuttle service by appointment only through June 28 with passengers required to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth. Fares will also continue to be suspended through June 28. Those who purchased an April pass will be able to use that pass through July 31. Regular route service and the collection of fares will resume on Monday, June 29, 2020. READ MORE

MUSSER PUBLIC LIBRARY REOPENS TO THE PUBLIC ON JUNE 1

May 27, 2020 - The Musser Public Library and HNI Community Center will allow the public inside the facility starting Monday, June 1, with restrictions put in place. Access into the facility be  be through the north (handicap) entrance on East 2nd Street. The East entrance (parking lot entrance) will remain closed to the public. READ MORE

TRANSFER STATION TIPPING FLOOR REOPENS TO THE PUBLIC

May 27, 2020 - The scale office at the City of Muscatine Transfer Station has reopened to the public. No changes are planned for the Compost Facility, however. Customers will be allowed to enter the Transfer Station lobby one at a time and are required to wear a mask. Hand sanitizer will be available at the door. READ MORE

MUSCATINE CITY HALL REMAINS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

  • Muscatine City Hall is closed to the public access through Friday, June 5, 2020.
  • City staff is available to answer questions by phone or email during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.). 
  • Please call 563-264-1550 to make a delivery or to speak with a staff member at City Hall. Contact information and information on the City’s COVID-19 response can be found on the city website
  • Applications available online: Building permits, public housing applications, voucher/section 8 applications, and employment
  • Housing and Community Development can be reached at 563-262-4141.
  • Muscatine City Council meetings in the Council Chambers at City Hall have been suspended through June. Meetings will be held via a conference call with a phone number and access code available at least 24 hours prior to the meeting for the public to call in and listen to the proceedings (please mute phone or computer microphone while listening). Audio only versions will be available on the City of Muscatine YouTube channel and on Cable Channel 2.
  • Meetings of the various boards and commissions have been postponed unless needed. Some meetings will take place via conference calls.

PUBLIC SAFETY

  • Public access to the Public Safety building has been suspended.

MUSCATINE FIRE DEPARTMENT

  • The Muscatine Fire Department continually train for and are prepared for public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 outbreak. The MFD has suspended nonessential outreach programs. The MFD will continue to respond to emergencies 24/7 and are following recommended protocols. 
  • For Fire/Ambulance invoices or records – please call 563-263-9922 and ask for EMS billing. If you have an invoice already please pay by mail.
  • Burn permits can be applied for on line at muscatineiowa.gov.

MUSCATINE POLICE DEPARTMENT

  • The Muscatine Police Department has also suspended nonessential outreach programs. The MPD will continue to respond to emergencies 24/7 but are asking the public to call the non-emergency number (563-263-9922) to report incidents when possible.
  • For information on or to obtain Police Records - please call 563-263-9922 and ask to speak with Records. Record/Document fees need to be paid by check via US Mail. Documents will be sent via US Mail or email.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

  • The main office of the Department of Public Works on Washington Street remains closed to the public.
  • Public Works staff is on duty at each facility to answer questions by phone or email (see contact list on the City of Muscatine website).

SOLID WASTE DIVISION

  • No interruption of services for refuse, recycling, bulky waste, or yard waste collection.
  • Call 563-264-JUNK (563-264-5865) to schedule a curbside bulky waste pickup.

WATER AND RESOURCE RECOVERY FACILITY

  • The main office of the Water and Resource Recovery Facility on Musser Street remains closed to the public.
  • WRRF is accepting water for testing with a deposit area located just outside the lab door.

PARKS AND RECREATION

  • The Parks and Recreation office located on the lower level of Muscatine City Hall has been closed to the public through Friday, June 5, 2020.
  • The Muscatine Municipal Golf Course is open for play with some restrictions.
  • The Muscatine Dog Park and outdoor recreational areas remain open.
  • Kent Stein Park and the Soccer Complex remain closed through Friday, June 5, 2020.
  • Reservations for city facilities have been cancelled through Friday, June 5, 2020.
  • Staff providing programs through Parks and Recreation social media outlets.
  • Seasonal job applications are available online along with instructions for completing and returning the applications.
  • Staff is available to answer questions by phone (563-263-0241) or email (see contact list on the City of Muscatine website).

Muscatine Bus (MuscaBus) Enhanced Cleaning Procedures

To our valued MuscaBus Customers,

There is no higher priority than the Safety of our Customers and Employees. We are in close communication with the Iowa Department of Transportation to stay on top of this evolving Coronavirus situation. According to the most recent information from the CDC, for most people, the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low.

We want you to feel confident when traveling with MuscaBus. As a result, we have enhanced some of our cleaning procedures in the interest of our Customer’s and Employee’s health and safety.

Vehicle Cleaning: MuscaBus has enhanced our vehicle cleaning procedures to minimize exposure. We will now wipe down all interior high-touch and handling surfaces on all vehicles with disinfectant each day prior to public service. In addition, we will continue to detail the entire interior of the vehicle twice per week including disinfection of all surfaces. This goes beyond standard protocols and any federal guidelines.

Diligence in personal hygiene: The Transit encourages all workers to be diligent in personal hygiene procedures and stay away from work should symptoms occur. This will help to proactively limit the spread of contagions and minimize risk to all customers and staff.

Thanks to our customers in helping to minimize any disruption of service or spread of this virus.