Schools, churches, organizations and public facilities are beginning to announce closings, cancelations and changes due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Pella Community Schools will be closed until Monday, April 13.
Pella Christian Schools will be closed until Monday, April 13.
Central College will not resume in-person classes on March 30 after spring break. Instead, the college will transition to remote teaching and learning for the remainder of the spring semester. Only by exception will students be able to remain on campus. All major events and activities have been canceled until further notice.
The Pella Board of Adjustment meeting scheduled for March 16 has been canceled.
The Pella City Council meeting scheduled for March 17 will be conducted via conference call. The meeting will remain open to the public in council chambers at the Public Safety Complex, located at 614 Main Street.
All audio and screen-sharing of the presentation will be available online at https://join.me/PellaCityCouncil or by dialing 720-650-5050 to encourage social distancing
Those attending via conference call will have the ability to provide verbal comments during the dedicated public forms and public hearings as indicated on the agenda.
The Pella Community Services Board meeting scheduled for March 20 has been canceled.
The Pella Planning and Zoning meeting scheduled for March 23 has been canceled.
Meeting changes for all government entities in Pella will be posted online at https://www.cityofpella.com/calendar.aspx?CID=14.
The Marion County Board of Adjustment meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 16 at 5 p.m. has been canceled.
The Marion County Zoning Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday March 16 at 5:30 p.m. has been canceled.
The following Community Services facilities will be closed effective Wednesday, March 18. The expected re-opening date is Monday, April 13.
All programs have been canceled. Refunds or credits will be offered to those who have already paid for programming or rentals. In addition, aquatic season passes will be extended for the length of the facility closure. For questions, team members can be reached by phone at 641-628-4571.
The Pella Public Library will be closed, and all programs will be canceled effective Wednesday, March 18. The expected date of re-opening 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: https://www.cityofpella.com/190/Library. For questions, team members can be reached by phone at 641-628-4268.
Pella City Hall will remain open to the public at this time. However, instead of paying utility bills in-person, individuals are encouraged to use any of the following options
Automated phone system at 844-546-8162
Pay online at https://ipn2.paymentus.com/cp/plla
Use drop boxes located at City Hall in the alley behind the library and at HyVee.
For more information on bill payment options, visit https://www.cityofpella.com/373/Utility-Bill-Payment. For questions, team members can be reached by phone at 641-628-4173.
The Pella Police Department encourages individuals to call the department regarding inquiries rather than stopping in at the station. When contacting the department, especially for medical call needs, the communications operator will ask several questions and make inquiries to better prepare emergency responders. Requests to conduct fingerprinting of the general public have been suspended. For questions, team members can be reached at 641-628-4921.
Pella Cinemas will be closed until March 31.
All in-person group activities and services are canceled at Calvary Christian Reformed Church through the end of March. Services will be streamed at calvarypella.org/watch-live/.
This year’s Dutch Costume Exchange scheduled for April 2-4 at the Scholte Church has been canceled. Those in need of a costume can contact Amy Vasina at 641-628-4311. She can connect you with a seamstress.
The Tulip Queen Royalty Party scheduled for Tuesday, March 31 will no longer be open to the public, but will be a private event for immediate members of the Tulip Court’s families. Pella Historical Society and Museums will live stream the event on their Facebook page, and it will also be posted to their website afterwards.
The city of Pella’s Public Safety Volunteer Appreciation Dinner scheduled for Thursday, March 26 is canceled.
Union Street Players has postponed all rehearsals for “Vincent” and “Mama Mia!” until April 12.
The local forum scheduled for Saturday, March 21 at the Knoxville Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum with Sen. Amy Sinclair and Rep. Jon Thorup has been cancelled.
All services and activities at First Baptist Church in Pella are canceled through April 13.
The Marion County Pheasants Forever banquet scheduled for March 28 will be postponed for a later date (TBD).
Friends of the Pella Public Library’s program with author Tosca Lee, scheduled for April 16, has been postponed until September.
The Pella Opera House will be closed to the public through April 18. All performances scheduled through May 9 will be postponed for a later date.
The Spring Salad Luncheon for the Bible League scheduled for Monday, March 23 in the Trinity Reformed Church Connection Center has been canceled.
All services at Connect Church in Pella are canceled for the next two weeks.
All services and activities at First Baptist Church in Pella are canceled until April 13.
The Pella Good Samaritan Free Clinic is closed March 19 to April 2.
This list was last updated at 5 p.m. Tuesday. See www.pellachronicle.com for continued updates.