Civil Emergency Proclamation

Waterloo, IA -  Mayor Hart has extended the state of Civil Emergency in response to the confirmed case of Covid -19 case in Black Hawk County. Iowa law and city code grants Mayor Hart the power to declare a civil emergency when he determines a serious public danger exists.  It gives the mayor 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 until January 29, 2021.  Any order or directive issued to the public under the proclamation is punishable as a misdemeanor. 

The proclamation does 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. 

You can read the entire proclamation here. 

For more information about the proclamation, contact Kelley Felchle, City Clerk by calling 319-291-4323 or