Urbandale Mayor Signs City Council Resolution Encouraging Observance of Public Health Practices to C

Derek Zarn
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Urbandale Mayor Signs City Council Resolution Encouraging Observance of Public Health Practices to Curb the Spread of COVID-19

Urbandale, IA – Yesterday Mayor Robert Andeweg signed a resolution unanimously approved by the Urbandale City Council encouraging observance of public health practices like social distancing and the use of face coverings in Urbandale. These practices can help slow the spread of coronavirus and help keep Urbandale open for business. The safety of the Urbandale community has been the top priority for the Urbandale City Council since the COVID-19 pandemic started. The city has taken several steps to protect its residents, businesses, and staff with increased safety measures and operational changes. 

“Wearing a mask is an easy step we can all take to protect our family and friends,” said Mayor Andeweg. “Until we get a vaccine, a mask is one of the best tools we have available.”

According to a July 2020 press release issued by the US Centers for Disease Control, cloth face coverings are a critical tool in the fight against COVID-19. “We are not defenseless against COVID-19,” said CDC Director Dr. Robert R. Redfield. “Cloth face coverings are one of the most powerful weapons we have to slow and stop the spread of the virus – particularly when used universally within a community setting. All Americans have a responsibility to protect themselves, their families and their communities.”

Residents should follow the guidance of the CDC for face coverings. Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age two, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the cloth face-covering without assistance.

While visiting any public space, use your best judgment and act responsibly; wear a mask, bring your sanitation supplies with you, and adhere to recommended guidelines of social distancing. If you do not feel well or have been sick, stay home. 

Visit www.Urbandale.org/covid-19 for additional information regarding changes to City business during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
About Urbandale:
Urbandale, Iowa, is an award-winning community of nearly 45,000 residents offering a unique combination of location, value, and community engagement to businesses and residents. Urbandale is located in the northwest part of the Des Moines Metro Area at the intersections of Interstate 35, Interstate 80, and Iowa Highway 141. This unique geographic location allows Urbandale businesses and residents convenient access to a coast-to-coast and border-to-border transportation network.

Urbandale is a welcoming and vibrant community with affordable and accessible amenities for residents and businesses. From safe neighborhoods to acres of green space, Urbandale is uniquely positioned as an attractive place to raise a family, grow your business, and enjoy life. The City of Urbandale maintains one of the lowest municipal tax rates in the state, providing excellent services at an exceptional value. Each year hundreds of new residents make Urbandale their home—joining those who already enjoy our community’s extensive park and trail network, short commutes, great career opportunities, and excellent schools.
The City operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The City Manager carries out the policy direction of the Mayor and five City Council members. As a national leader in Character Counts, Urbandale endeavors at all times to promote and model the principles of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.