As recommended by the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the City of Adel strongly encourages everyone to wear masks in public settings when around people who don’t live in your household and when you can’t stay six feet away from others.
The City will be following the guidelines outlined in the governor’s latest mask mandates.
All 11/23/20 Updates Are Italicized
Latest News (updated 11/19/20)
- Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation that modified existing public health measures to provide clarity related to recreational activities and fitness centers.
- Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation imposing a number of additional public health measures in place from Tuesday, November 17 through Thursday, December 10. Please review the proclamation carefully, including this summary sheet.
- The State has released its Residential Utility Disruption Prevention Program, which provides eligible households up to $2,000 toward electric, gas, and water bills if they are at risk of disconnection for COVID-19 related issues.
- Please review the updated Adel City Hall COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines. City Hall remains in “Phase One” (i.e., appointments only) until further notice.
- Additional updates on City buildings and services can be found below.
News & Resources (updated 6/1/20)
- Iowa Housing Recovery Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Program
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Report COVID-19 Fraud and Scams
- Iowa COVID-19 Information
- Iowa Office of the Governor
- Iowa Department of Public Health
- Dallas County Health Department
- Dallas County has a list of its impacted County services and offices
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Iowa Legal Aid: (800) 332-0419
- Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Rumor Control from FEMA
- IRS Tax Information
- Iowa Department of Revenue Tax Information
- Mental Health Resources
- Mental Health America
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233
- ISU Extension Iowa Concern: (800) 447-1985
- National Suicide Prevention: (800) 273-8255
- National Alliance on Mental Illness: Text NAMI to 741741
- Parent Helpline: (855) 427-2736
- Heart of Iowa Community Services
- Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration: (800) 662-4357
- Your Life Iowa: (855) 581-8111
Business Resources (updated 7/17/20)
- Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Shop Iowa Initiative for Small Businesses
- COVID-19 Outbreak Guidance For Businesses
- Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Business Recovery Assistance for employers and employees
- Greater Des Moines Partnership Rapid Response Hub for employers and employees
- Iowa Workforce Development for COVID-19 layoffs for employees and employers
- ISU Resources for Manufacturers
Governor’s Actions (updated 11/19/20)
Governor Kim Reynolds has taken several actions, including:
- New Proclamation Modifying Public Health Measures (issued 11/18/20)
- New Proclamation Continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration (issued 11/16/20)
- Proclamation Continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration (issued 11/10/20)
- Proclamation Continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration (issued 10/16/20)
- Proclamation Continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration (issued 9/18/20)
City of Adel Operational Changes & Efforts (updated 11/23/20)
- Please click here to review the updated Adel City Hall COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines.
- City Hall is currently in Phase One (i.e., Appointment Only) until further notice and will reevaluate every Friday.
- The Adel Public Library is reopening in stages. Please visit www.adelpl.org or follow the library’s Facebook page for further updates.
- Please visit the Parks & Recreation Department’s Facebook page for further updates.
- Please review the Adel City Council agendas to learn how to access the meetings electronically.
- The City of Adel Public Safety Building has closed access to the public amid COVID-19 concerns until further notice. The Adel Police Department continues to take calls for service and is taking extra precautions to increase safety. If you need to speak to an officer, please call Dallas County Dispatch at (515) 993-4567. In an emergency, always call 9-1-1.
- The City has been in contact with other utilities and providers such as Ankeny Sanitation, Xenia Rural Water, MidAmerican Energy, Mediacom, and Centurylink. All entities have emergency or contingency plans in place to maintain service levels for homes and businesses.
- We strongly recommend conducting business with the City over-the-phone or online. City utility payments should be made online or over-the-phone at (866)229-7831, as those transaction fees are temporarily waived.
We recognize that these measures and others being taken throughout the state and country are disruptive.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we move forward.
This post will be updated as further information becomes available.