Urbandale Shuts Down City Buildings After Spike in Polk Co COVID-19 Cases

URBANDALE, Iowa - The city of Urbandale is closing all its city buildings to the public over the surge in COVID-19 cases in Polk County.

The city has shut down public access to its pools, libraries, police and fire departments and senior recreational center until further notice.

The Polk County Health Department says daily cases of COVID-19 have jumped from 50 in early June to 80 this week. The county has seen a 20 percent spike in virus cases.

City services such as garbage collection will continue as scheduled in Urbandale. The city says its playgrounds, and softball and baseball fields remain open. Classes, lessons, and programs will continue as scheduled following CDC guidelines and with appropriate social distancing.

Urbandale earlier cancelled its 4th of July parade, run and carnival over COVID-19 concerns. It's still holding its 4th of July fireworks show.

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