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Alert : Please Review The City's Coronavirus Update:

Coronavirus Information

Posted: March 12, 2020

All 4/7/20 Updates Are Italicized

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Please dial 2-1-1 for health and mental health questions related to COVID-19.

Latest News (updated 4/7/20)

We strongly recommend that you continue to practice social distancing, wash your hands regularly, staying home if you are sick, and comply with guidance issued by local, state, and federal authorities.


News & Resources (updated 4/3/20)


Business Resources (updated 3/26/20)


Governor’s Actions (updated 4/7/20)

Governor Kim Reynolds has taken several actions, including:

We strongly encourage you to carefully review these actions, as they are designed to help combat the spread of COVID-19.


City of Adel Operational Changes & Efforts (updated 4/1/20)

Based on the Governor’s recent announcement of “substantial community spread of COVID-19 in the state,” the City of Adel is taking the following steps to protect public health:


  • The City’s annual Garage Sales, Spring Cleanup, and Hazardous Waste Collection events have been postponed to undetermined dates due to:
    • The extension of social distancing guidelines through April 30
    • These events should be coordinated together, as many residents use the garage sales to determine what items to discard during Spring Cleanup
    • Discussion with event partners (i.e., the South Dallas County Landfill, Ankeny Sanitation, and Metro Waste Authority)



  • The City has begun planning procedures to conduct “electronic” City meetings that still allow public access.


  • Adel City Hall and other City buildings and facilities are closed to the public until further notice.


  • 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 is prioritizing plans and efforts for its Police, Fire, Water, and Sewer Departments.


  • City phone numbers and email addresses are currently operational and are staffed during regular business hours.


  • There are no plans at this time to significantly modify services related to the Adel Police Department and the Adel Fire Department.


  • All City board, commission, and committee meetings are canceled until further notice.


  • All City recreational programs are temporarily suspended.


  • All water meter shutoffs and late fees are temporarily suspended to encourage safe and sanitary practices. Emergency water meter service will be handled on a case-by-case basis.



  • 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.