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Posted on: March 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information and Closure Updates

Pella Public Library: Emergency Closing

The Pella Public Library will be closed, and all programs will be canceled, effective Wednesday, March 18.  The expected date of reopening is Monday, April 13.  Due dates for items currently checked out have been extended to April 13.

Residents are encouraged to utilize resources available online at the library’s website:

For questions, Public Library team members can be reached via phone at 641.628.4268.

Additional Information and Updates

The City of Pella will continue to provide updates as they are available via our social media accounts and website.  If you would like to opt-in to receive a notification when updates are available, sign-up at: and choose the “Emergency Alerts” distribution group.

Finally, the United Way hotline feature has been activated for all Marion County residents who have questions regarding COVID-19.  The line is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week by calling 2.1.1 or 800.244.7431.

For updated information and resources, please visit the links below:

The City of Pella continues to monitor and develop appropriate plans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The health and wellness of our community and team members is a top priority.  In addition, it is our utmost priority to maintain public safety and other essential services.  Accordingly, as developments continue to unfold, appropriate actions and steps will be implemented.  We ask for your patience and understanding during this time.  In addition, we ask that you follow safety guidelines as communicated by the Marion County Public Health Department, Iowa Department of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

If you are over the age of 60 or have an underlying condition such as a heart, liver, or lung disease; diabetes; or an auto-immune disease; you should be vigilant in protecting your health and the health of others around you.  We strongly discourage those within vulnerable categories from visiting City offices.  Instead, please consider calling or emailing to conduct your business electronically or over the phone.  Information for each of our City departments can be located online at:

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