3/27/20 - The Iowa Department of Public Health has released a guide on How to Cope with Anxiety about Novel Coronavirus.
3/27/20 - THIS IS A REMINDER - If your business is eligible for the IEDA Small Business Relief Grant Program & Tax Deferral the APPLICATION DEADLINE is Tuesday, March 31 at 12:00 NOON.
Documents Required for Online Application:
• 3-month income statement
• Revenues - March 2019
• Revenues - March 2020 to date
• Balance Sheet (as of application date)
• Payroll prior to March 17, 2020
• Completed Business W-9 form (https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf)
• Additional fields may include:
• Date of business establishment
• Description of Economic Impact Loss (loss of sales or revenue)
• Number of employees on March 1
• Number of employees working remotely as a result of the disaster
• Estimated loss of revenues March 15, 2020 - April 15, 2020
• Description of how funds will be utilized to maintain operations or reopen after the disaster
FAQs – Iowa Small Business Relief Grant & Tax Deferral Application
Link to Program and Electronic Application: https://www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/reliefgrants
3/27/20 - An update regarding Rental Inspections and Building Permits.
3/27/20 - Governor Reynolds has signed a new proclamation extending the Public Health Emergency Declaration until the end of the day April 16th. Section 5 details additional retail closures:
"SECTION FIVE. Pursuant to Iowa Code § 135.144 (3), and in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Public Health, unless otherwise modified by subsequent proclamation or order of the Iowa Department of Public Health, I hereby order that effective 10:00 p.m., March 26, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on April 7, 2020, the following nonessential retail establishments shall be closed:
B. Clothing stores;
C. Shoe stores;
D. Jewelry stores;
E. Luggage stores;
F. Cosmetic, beauty, or perfume stores;
G. Florists; and
H. Furniture and home furnishing stores.
This closure order does not affect other retail establishments, such as discount stores, grocery stores, or pharmacies that sell these goods in addition to other essential food, medical supplies, and household goods."
3/24/20 - The State of Iowa has created a website with information pertaining specifically to Iowa. https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/
3/22/20 - https://www.coronavirus.gov/
3/19/20 - Effective at 8:00am March 19, 2020 Mayor Winkel has issued a Proclamation to efficiency and appropriately respond to the COVID-19 Emergency Proclamations decreed by POTUS and Governor Reynolds.
3/18/20 - The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America can be viewed by clicking HERE.
3/17/20 - We would like to make residents aware of Gov. Reynolds Public Health Disaster Emergency Declaration which will impact restaurants, bars fitness centers and other locations where large gatherings may take place. You can view the full declaration here: LINK
3/16/20 - The City Hall lobby will be closed effective 3/17/20 until further notice. We will remain available by phone at 712-943-4244. The health of our residents and City staff is always our utmost priority. The City is following CDC guidance and taking precautions to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. We are asking customers to pay their utility bills by placing their check or money order payment in the drop box located outside of City Hall. Money orders can be purchased at the drive-through of Pioneer Bank located at 202 1st Street. You may also pay by phone via credit card by calling 1-877-885-7968 or 712-943-4244. The ability to pay online is also available: www.paymentservicenetwork.comopens in a new window
We sincerely thank you for your patience as we take necessary precautions at this difficult time.
UTILITY EMERGENCY: If after hours, please call 712-203-0206
COMPOST PASSES: Receiving updated 2020 Compost Site Passes will also be suspended until the lobby reopens.
COMMUNITY CENTER: Closed until further notice.
LIBRARY : Closed until further notice
BUILDING PERMITS: Permit applications are available online at www.cityofsergeantbluff.comopens in a new window under Government > Building Inspector
3/16/20 - We are recommending the following websites for accurate information about the Coronavirus.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Iowa Public Health Department (IPDH)
World Health Organization (WHO) Q&A page
3/16/20 - Sergeant Bluff Community Center will be closed immediately until further notice.
3/15/20 - With the concerns over the COVID19 virus the Sergeant Bluff Community Center will be closed immediately until further notice. City leaders are meeting and monitoring the situation as things progress.
3/4/20 - "The CDC and other medical institutions say that hand sanitizer is effective against COVID-19, the Coronavirus. A number of viral posts on social media have suggested that alcohol-based hand sanitizers will not protect against the rapidly spreading illness, but that is not true. Where soap and hot water is not available, hand sanitizer will work." Read more by clicking here.