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Posted on: March 17, 2020

INFORMATION CONCERNING COVID-19

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The City of LeClaire has been monitoring and continues to make necessary adjustments in our Departments and Facilities to help keep both LeClaire Residents and City Staff as safe as possible.  Given the Governor’s revised proclamation comments and following suit with other neighboring communities intended actions, some City Departments/Areas have "Opened Up".  Here is a summary of each area and it’s status.


LeClaire City Hall - LeClaire City Hall is open and allowing the public entry to the building while observing increased safety and hygienic practices and personal spacing requirements.  Council meetings and Committee meetings have resumed "in-person" and will be held as normal providing sufficient room and spacing area is available.  Please feel free to call City Hall at (563) 289-4242, or email the City Administrator at: echoate@leclaireiowa.gov  with your questions or concerns as needed.  Remember you can also sign up to pay your LeClaire Utility Bills ONLINE by clicking on the following link:   LeClaire Utility Bill Online Payment Signup


LeClaire Community Library - The library building is OPEN.  Hours are Monday – Thursday 10am – 7pm, Friday 10am – 5pm, and Saturday 10am – 2pm.  Please observe social distance of 6 feet.  Masks are encouraged. Cross-borrowing between all RiverShare libraries has resumed. Holds may be placed online as usual. All returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in. You will not be fined for that time.There are no toys for children’s play at this time.  Parents are asked to do the browsing and selection of books for their small children. Online story times are posted on our Facebook each Friday. The Community Room is NOT open.  Computer use is limited to one hour.  Please use the hand sanitizer which is provided. Staff-operated scanner, copier and fax are available. For more information concerning library programs, online resources, scheduling, etc... click on the following link: LeClaire Library and visit the LeClaire Library Facebook page.


LeClaire Police Department -  In an effort to protect our Police, Firefighters, and Medics, we ask that if you call 911 for any reason, please let the dispatchers know if you are experiencing any flu like symptoms.  Thank you!

The Police Department will continue to conduct operations and allow public access to the facilities as normal.  Our front desk will still be staffed during normal business hours and officers will still be on duty 24/7. Officers will be responding to all calls for service like normal.  However, we will be doing our best to maintain a safe distance when at all possible.  We would like to remind our residents that there should be nobody going door to door talking to you about COVID-19 or offering “free testing” for the virus. If someone comes to your door wanting to discuss these things, do not let them in and immediately call 911 so that police can respond and handle the situation. So far there have been no reports of this in LeClaire, however, we have heard of similar scams going on nearby. Please don’t hesitate to call with any questions.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


LeClaire Fire Department - In an effort to protect our Firefighters, Police, and Medics, we ask that if you call 911 for any reason, please let the dispatchers know if you are experiencing any flu like symptoms.  Thank you!

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, LCFD will be taking the following actions to maintain operations until things subsides. We are following the direction and information set by the City of LeClaire, State of Iowa, CDC, Iowa Department of Public Health, Scott County Health Department and QC COVID-19 Coalition.  We must maintain the responsiveness of LCFD for day to day emergencies and operations during these times.

  · All uses of our Fire Station by outside entities shall be postponed unless approved by the City Administrator and/or Fire Chief.
  · All Fire Department Community Room reservations are still postponed until further notice.
  · All Station Tours and Pubic Education Events are postponed until further notice.

 

LeClaire Rec Center and Weight Room - The LeClaire Rec Center and Weight Room will remain CLOSED until further notice. The City cannot sufficiently monitor nor maintain sufficient hygiene to make these safe environments for use by the general public. Once it is safe to reopen, we will work on extending dates for use.  If you have any further questions, please contact City Hall (563) 289-4242.


LeClaire Parks, Levee, and Recreation -  ALL PARK PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT (HUCKLEBERRY PARK, HOLLYHOCK PARK, AND SCOUT PARK), BALLFIELDS, SKATEPARK, PAVILIONS (PARK AND LEVEE) ARE OPENED FOR GENERAL PUBLIC USE, providing that individually and personally monitored, increased safety and hygienic practices and personal spacing requirements are observed and not abused.  The Levee PUBLIC RESTROOMS have been opened up for use by the general public.  Watch for additional information, cancellations, and rescheduling dates on this page.


LeClaire Tourist Information Center - The LeClaire Information Center is open and allowing limited public entry to the building while observing increased safety and hygienic practices and personal spacing requirements.


COVID-19 RESOURCES AND LINKS


Click on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention link for more information.

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For more information about the State of Iowa’s cases and updates, click on the Iowa Department of Public Health link. 

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To find out about Scott County’s response and current status, click on the Scott County Health Department link.


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THANK YOU for your ongoing patience and understanding as we all navigate through these uncharted waters with the purpose of keeping both our LeClaire Residents and all City Staff safe through this time.  Please call City Hall (563) 289-4242 if you have any questions and check back often for updates and changes as they happen.  Please continue to follow social distancing and common sense handwashing, etc... to help prevent the spread of this virus.

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