COVID-19 / Corona Virus Response Center

dear orange city residents,

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.

Members of City staff, including the Public Works Director, Chief of Police, Fire Chief, Community Development Director and the City Administrator are meeting weekly with Sioux County Emergency Management, Community Health Partners, and OC Area Health System to hear updates, review guidelines, maximize local resources, discuss enforcement methods, and generally encourage each other.   We are truly blessed with these outstanding resources!

Essential public services will continue to be provided, however, several programs and facilities are impacted by Governor Reynolds, by CDC and the Iowa Department of Public Health.

Playgrounds located in the City parks in addition to the skate park have been closed indefinitely.   Restrooms and enclosed shelter houses in the parks are also closed.   The remainder of the park amenities, and in particular the trails and sidewalks remain open.   We encourage you to enjoy the outdoors while practicing the necessary physical distancing.   Team sports involving multiple participants that create physical contact or touching the same ball are discouraged outside of immediate families.

Landsmeer Golf Course continues to be open following strict guidelines for cart use, and physical distancing – when possible golfers are encouraged to walk for the health benefit.

All doors to City Hall are locked.  Appointments can be scheduled only if “essential”. We encourage all communication to be remote.   Please mail in or pay your utility bill by using the drop box.

The community “clean-up” week will still be held April 20 – 24.   Please pick up flags in front of the City Hall between 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM beginning April 13.   The $10 fee and your name and address can be place in the drop box.   The electronics clean up is still being planned for May 1 and 2.

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

Please continue to support local business!

city council meetings via zoom

The City of Orange City will be conducting City Council meetings via Zoom indefinitely. Due to public health concerns related to COVID-19, as authorized by emergency proclamation of the Governor of the State of Iowa, the Council Chambers will NOT be open to the public to attend the public hearing and meeting in person; instead, the public may access the meeting electronically, pursuant to Iowa Code Section 21.8, in the manner specified below:

The public may access the meeting electronically by Internet as follows:

To join in, follow these instructions:

Go to zoom.us
Enter the meeting ID: 581 323 022
Required meeting password: 281119
Optional call-in phone number (312) 626-6799

Download Zoom Instructions

Find the Latest City Council Agenda

city operations are encouraged to be completed by phone, email or other remote methods.

  • 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, email code-enf@orangecityiowa.com, or Download Zoom Instructions
  • 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 any groups of 10 or more
  • Call your care provider in advance if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

for additional information about covid-19:

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

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

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

https://www.siouxcountychp.org/

Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time. Let’s be calm, patient, and support each other.

Deb De Haan
Mayor

Earl Woudstra
City Administrator

Recent Updates

CDC Outbreak Guidance for Businesses

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Updated COVID-19 Response

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Small Business Owner's Guide to CARES Act

Small Business Owner's Guide to CARES Act

OCAHS Covid Community Briefing 4.1.2020

OCAHS Covid Community Briefing 4.1.2020

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Stay Healthy while working from home

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SBA CARES Act application

SBA CARES Act application

Fed Stimulus National Small Business Town Hall

Fed Stimulus National Small Business Town Hall

US Chamber Coronavirus Response Toolkit

US Chamber Coronavirus Response Toolkit

CARES ACT 1st Updated 3.25.2020

CARES ACT Summary US Chamber 3.26.2020

TARGETED SMALL BUSINESS SOLE OPERATOR FUND

TARGETED SMALL BUSINESS SOLE OPERATOR FUND

What To Do if You Are Sick

What To Do if You Are Sick

Sanford OccMed COVID-19 for Employers Webinar March 26 10am

Sanford OccMed COVID-19 for Employers Webinar March 26 10am

PPE Donation option

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OSHA.gov Resources

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Dr Laird FAQs video

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COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunities Resource

IA Workforce Development General Page

IA Workforce Development General Page

Public Update COVID-19 Customizable Flyer for your business

Public Update COVID-19 Customizable Flyer for your business

Coronavirus Tax Relief

Coronavirus Tax Relief

CDC Symptoms resources

CDC Symptoms resources

IAEDA - COVID-19: IOWA BUSINESS RECOVERY ASSISTANCE

IAEDA - COVID-19: IOWA BUSINESS RECOVERY ASSISTANCE

Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

CDC Guidance for Business

CDC Guidance for Business

Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

Service Corp of Retired Executives 

Service Corp of Retired Executives

Iowa Association of Business & Industry

Iowa Association of Business & Industry

COVID-19 Small Business Grants

COVID-19 Small Business Grants

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Internal Revenue Service

Internal Revenue Service

Grant Funds Available to Support Infectious Disease Response

Grant Funds Available to Support Infectious Disease Response

Mortgage, Rent, & Utility Assistance

Mortgage, Rent, & Utility Assistance

Information from the Center for Disease Control

Information from the Center for Disease Control

Iowa Department of Health

Iowa Department of Health

Orange City Area Health System

Orange City Area Health System

Sioux County Community Health Partners

Sioux County Community Health Partners

SBA Disaster Resources

SBA Disaster Resources

Governor Reynolds Press Releases

Governor Reynolds Press Releases

Iowa Source Link

Iowa Source Link

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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.

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

Ask Your Question

Resources

Personal and Family

OCAHS Covid Community Briefing 4.1.2020

Dept of Labor FFCRA Q&A

Stay Healthy while working from home

What To Do if You Are Sick

PPE Donation option

Dr Laird FAQs video

COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunities Resource

Treasury, IRS and Labor announce plan to implement Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses to swiftly recover the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave

Coronavirus Tax Relief

CDC Symptoms resources

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Internal Revenue Service

Grant Funds Available to Support Infectious Disease Response

Mortgage, Rent, & Utility Assistance

Information from the Center for Disease Control

Iowa Department of Health

Orange City Area Health System

Sioux County Community Health Partners

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      Small Business Resources

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      Dept of Labor FFCRA Q&A

      SBA CARES Act application

      Fed Stimulus National Small Business Town Hall

      US Chamber Coronavirus Response Toolkit

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      TARGETED SMALL BUSINESS SOLE OPERATOR FUND

      Sanford OccMed COVID-19 for Employers Webinar March 26 10am

      OSHA.gov Resources

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      IA Workforce Development General Page

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      Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

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      Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

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        Industrial Resources

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        Small Business Owner's Guide to CARES Act

        Dept of Labor FFCRA Q&A

        SBA CARES Act application

        Fed Stimulus National Small Business Town Hall

        US Chamber Coronavirus Response Toolkit

        CARES ACT Summary US Chamber 3.26.2020

        Sanford OccMed COVID-19 for Employers Webinar March 26 10am

        OSHA.gov Resources

        COVID-19 Iowa Small Business Relief Program

        IA Workforce Development General Page

        Public Update COVID-19 Customizable Flyer for your business

        Treasury, IRS and Labor announce plan to implement Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses to swiftly recover the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave

        Coronavirus Tax Relief

        CDC Symptoms resources

        IAEDA - COVID-19: IOWA BUSINESS RECOVERY ASSISTANCE

        SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

        CDC Guidance for Business

        Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

        Iowa Association of Business & Industry

        Internal Revenue Service

        Grant Funds Available to Support Infectious Disease Response

        SBA Disaster Resources

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