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    Garage Sales prohibited in Marion during Emergency Declaration

    This measure is intended to support local, state and federal recommendations to discourage groups of more than 10 from gathering and encourage social distancing practices.

    04/03/2020 5:14 PM

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    Marion Parks & Recreation Issues Park Reminders and Programming Cancellations

    High-touch and high-traffic areas such as the playgrounds, fitness trail equipment, skatepark, baseball diamonds, and basketball courts have all been closed. All schools throughout Marion have taken similar action to discourage youth and adults from congregating.

    04/02/2020 9:45 AM

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    First COVID-19 Death Confirmed in Linn County

    Linn County Public Health (LCPH) has been notified of the first death associated with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Linn County. The 61-80 year old male had underlying health conditions.

    03/30/2020 8:13 AM

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    Park Playgrounds and Outdoor Exercise Equipment Temporarily Closed in Marion

    Consistent with neighboring cities, the City of Marion has made the decision to temporarily close playgrounds and outdoor exercise equipment in City parks to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Parks and trails will remain open.

    03/25/2020 2:23 PM

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    Mayor Declares Local State of Emergency in Marion

    The declaration authorizes deployment of all available municipal resources and participation in the Linn County Comprehensive Emergency Plan, increases the City Manager’s emergency spending authority, and positions the City for reimbursement of disaster response expenses.

    03/24/2020 11:11 AM

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    COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Linn County

    Public health officials stressed the importance of practicing social distancing and self-isolation for anyone showing signs of the illness. Common symptoms for COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

    03/21/2020 12:18 PM

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    Important Updates from the Metro Library Network

    As part of our continued commitment to our community’s health and safety, we are monitoring and responding to guidelines from local and state authorities, as well as working closely with our local municipalities. We are also following communication from the State Library as each day unfolds.

    03/20/2020 2:04 PM

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    Marion Residents Encouraged to Respond to the 2020 Census Online

    The 2020 Census questionnaire will take approximately 10 minutes to complete, and your information is safe, secure, and protected by federal law.

    03/20/2020 2:01 PM

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    All Marion Municipal Facilities to Close to the Public

    To limit public interactions and gatherings, Marion City Hall and all municipal facilities will be closed to the general public until further notice. This closure will be in place for a minimum of two weeks starting at 8 a.m. on Friday, March 20, 2020.

    03/19/2020 4:16 PM

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    City Council Appointment Postponed; March 19 Meeting to Occur

    Based on COVID-19 guidance from Linn County Public Health and the State of Iowa to limit the size of groups gathering, this meeting can be viewed online.

    03/18/2020 3:00 PM

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    Building Inspection Protocol

    The Building Inspection Division of the City of Marion’s Community Development Department has outlined the following parameters to assist builders and developers, based on health advice and efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19.

    03/17/2020 3:13 PM

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    Longbranch Restaurant and Bar Attendees Asked to Self-Isolate

    Linn County Public Health received notification that a D.J. that performed at the The Longbranch Restaurant and Bar on Friday, March 6, and Friday, March 13, has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

    03/17/2020 2:47 PM

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    Marion Requesting that Bars/Restaurants Limit Patron Activity

    Based on health advice related to the spread of COVID-19, and consistent with Cedar Rapids and other cities in the region, the City of Marion is asking all Marion restaurants and bars to significantly limit patron activity starting Monday, March 16.

    03/16/2020 5:34 PM

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    Marion's Response to the Latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) Concerns

    In times such as these, it is best to call or email the appropriate department prior to coming to the respective facility. Local updates can be found on the City of Marion website

    03/16/2020 11:23 AM

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    Water Department - COVID-19 Update

    03/16/2020 10:54 AM

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    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for Marion Residents

    All City facilities have boosted their regular cleaning routines. However, in the event that you are even mildly ill, please defer any non-essential visits to City buildings.

    03/12/2020 4:59 PM

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    Be in the Know about COVID-19

    The City of Marion is working in partnership with Linn County Public Health, and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) to ensure the health and safety of our community.

    03/10/2020 12:28 PM

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    Fire Safety Reminders as Daylight Saving Time Begins

    This Sunday, March 8, Iowans will turn their clocks forward one hour for Daylight Saving Time. As you “spring forward,” the Marion Fire Department reminds you to add these practices to your daylight saving time changeover.

    03/06/2020 4:11 PM

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    Fireworks & Fireflies to Light Up the Marion Sky on July 3

    Enjoy live music by Birdchild starting at 7 p.m. Food trucks, family-friendly activities, and a grand fireworks finale will round out the event.

    03/06/2020 11:12 AM

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    Curbside Yard Waste Collection to Resume Monday, April 6

    The Compost Drop-Off Facility (at 195 35th Street) open year-round if you wish to dispose of yard waste prior to curbside collection resuming.

    03/05/2020 4:33 PM

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