COVID-19 / Corona Virus Response Center

Official Response Updated January 21, 2021

dear orange city residents,

We have welcomed 2021 and are extremely excited to see our students back in school and for Northwestern College to be in session for the spring semester. We realize that these continue to be very challenging times and are appreciative of the outstanding leaders and administrators at the schools. We are also exceedingly grateful to our teachers and support staff at our schools.

Thank-you for your continued efforts to control the spread of Covid 19 by practicing physical distancing and when appropriate wearing masks. As we have heard often over the past several months – we need to continue to show patience and grace to one another during these uncertain times.

Thank-you also for supporting our local business owners! For Orange City to be Vibrant – we need these very important members of our community to thrive.

The Orange City Public Library continues to serve our community with on-line and face to face service. Landsmeer Golf Course is closed for the winter season – and will re-open when weather conditions allow. Our parks and trails continue to provide great opportunities to enjoy the outdoors when weather permits. Prairie Winds Event Center is open for events and celebrations – and the senior center is open for the enjoyment of our senior citizens.

We encourage you to enjoy these public facilities and programs while practicing recommended physical distancing and the appropriate use of masks.

City Hall is open to the public, however, we continue to encourage you to use the drop box or pay your utility bill by mail. Meetings with staff should be made by appointment.

Please support our many local businesses and restaurants that are now open!

Thank-you for your continued efforts to prioritize the health and safety of all Orange City community members. The City of Orange City continues to collaborate with the Iowa Department of Public Health, Governor Reynolds, the Sioux County Community Health Partners, the Orange City Area Health System and the CDC in providing guidelines for our community.

For utility billing, payments can be put in our drop box at the City Hall. For billing questions, please call (712) 707-4885 or email cityoc@orangecityiowa.com

For building permits contact Kurt Frederes (712) 707-4885 or email code-enf@orangecityiowa.com

For any other City services or to contact City staff, please call (712) 707-4885 between 7 AM and 4 PM, Monday through Friday.

the city of orange city reminds citizens:

  • Please stay home if you are ill and avoid contact with others.
  • Exercise appropriate hygiene in the event of coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based sanitizer as an alternative.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, in addition to avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Practice social distancing and avoid large group gatherings.
  • Wear a mask if you are requested to do so.
  • Call your care provider in advance if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

for additional information about covid-19:

https://www.ochealthsystem.org/coronavirus-covid-19-information-and-resources/

https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

https://www.siouxcountychp.org/

Deb De Haan
Mayor

Earl Woudstra
City Administrator

Deb De Haan
Mayor

Earl Woudstra
City Administrator

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frequently asked questions

What are my Recycling Options?

More information on Orange City’s Recycling options can be found here: What are my Recycling Options?

Can COVID-19 virus spread through sewer systems?

As the CDC continues to review the spread of the virus, it is believed that the transmission of COVID-19 through sewer systems may be possible. However, there is no evidence that this has occurred, and direct human contact with sewer systems is very limited. City of Orange City wastewater employees continue to take proper safeguards […]

Can the COVID-9 virus spread through drinking water?

COVID-19 has not been detected in drinking water. Groundwater systems (water pumped from wells), like Orange City, are much less susceptible to outside contamination than surface water systems (water pumped from lakes or rivers). Water treatment methods that use filtration and disinfection (which the City of Orange City uses) will remove or inactivate the virus.

What To Do if You Are Sick

What To Do if You Are Sick

Is the library open?

The Orange City Public Library will be closed to the public until further notice.

Can I rent city facilities?

City owned properties closed during the next several weeks as a precaution.

Is City Hall open?

All doors to City Hall will now be locked. Appointments can be scheduled only if “essential”. We encourage all communication to be remote. For any other City services or to contact City staff, please call (712) 707-4885 between 7 AM and 4 PM, Monday through Friday.

How do I get a building permit?

A PDF of the NEW City Building Permit form is available here: OC Building Permit Form Questions? contact Kurt Frederes (712) 707-4885 or email code-enf@orangecityiowa.com

Are the trail and parks open?

Trails and parks will be open to the public, you may find restrooms closed. Please practice appropriate care and precautions when using these public spaces.

How do I pay my utility bill?

For utility billing, payments can be put in our drop box at the City Hall. For billing questions, please call (712) 707-4885 or email cityoc@orangecityiowa.com

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