COVID-19 / Corona Virus Response Center

Official Response Updated August 27, 2020

dear orange city residents,

We are extremely excited to see our students back in school and for Northwestern College to be in session. 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 weeks – 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 be open limited hours – but is exploring next steps to provide greater accessibility to the public. Landsmeer Golf Course is open to the public and the clubhouse is open for lunch Tuesday through Friday. Our parks and trails continue to provide great opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. 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.

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

Recent Updates

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Small Business Owner’s Guide to CARES Act

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OCAHS Covid Community Briefing 4.1.2020

OCAHS Covid Community Briefing 4.1.2020

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SBA CARES Act application

SBA CARES Act application

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US Chamber Coronavirus Response Toolkit

US Chamber Coronavirus Response Toolkit

CARES ACT 1st Updated 3.25.2020

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TARGETED SMALL BUSINESS SOLE OPERATOR FUND

TARGETED SMALL BUSINESS SOLE OPERATOR FUND

What To Do if You Are Sick

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

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

PPE Donation option

PPE Donation option

OSHA.gov Resources

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

Youth Soccer registrations put on hold

Parks & Recreation

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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

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Resources

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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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    IDPH Reopening Guidance 4_27_2020

    CARES Act Fraud Notice

    CDC Outbreak Guidance for Businesses

    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

    TARGETED SMALL BUSINESS SOLE OPERATOR FUND

    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

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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

    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

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