Waterloo Mayor Quentin Hart has declared a State of Civil Emergency after a confirmed COVID-19 case hit Black Hawk County.

This gives Mayor Hart freedom to issue 'directives to protect the public and continue city operations that would ordinarily require tedious checks and balances to carryout.'

This proclamation is in effect for 30 days.

The proclamation means the following:

  1. Declares that a civil emergency exists due to the presence of COVID-19 in Black Hawk County
  2. Directs the police and fire departments to enforce the proclamation and the proclamation issued by the governor.
  3. Reserves the right to issue subsequent proclamations and take all action granted by Iowa law and Waterloo City Code.

(Via KWWL)