COVID-19 Updates
The Indianola Chamber of Commerce  continues to monitor the COVID-19 virus.  Now is a time to stay calm, yet alert to the ever changing national, state, and local guidance concerning our safety. Health officials are urging all of us to "social distance" ourselves, which decreases contact between the healthy and the infected to flatten the curve. A single person’s behavior can cause ripple effects that touch faraway people by not being socially responsible.

Effective March 16, 2020, the Indianola Chamber's office will be closed to public traffic, but will continue to serve our businesses and the public via phone 515-961- 6269 or via email chamber@indianolachamber.com. 

The CDC has provided preliminary guidance for businesses as you prepare contingency operation plans to address this crisis.   VIEW INFORMATION NOW.

The Iowa Department of Public Health, provides state-wide COVID-19 updates frequently. VIEW INFORMATION NOW.

 Governor Kim Reynolds provides updates on the State of Iowa's plan to manage the COVID - 19.  VIEW INFORMATION NOW.  GOVERNOR NEWSROOM

 Small Business Grants & Financial Incentives - Iowa Small Relief Fund through IEDC.  VIEW INFORMATION & APPLY

Small Business Administration - Low Interest Loans.  VIEW INFORMATION   APPLY

The City of Indianola has provided local updates concerning the COVID-19. VIEW INFORMATION NOW.

Simpson College has provided updates and announced strategies to keep faculty, staff, and students safe. VIEW INFORMATION NOW. 

The Indianola Community School District continues to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and frequently releases updates. VIEW INFORMATION NOW.

Warren County continues to provide updates on the COVID-19.  VIEW INFORMATION NOW.

OTHER STATE, COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS UPDATES:

  • Governor Reynolds Issues EXECUTIVE ORDER from noon March 17, 2020, to March 31, 2020, that impacts bars, restaurants, work-out facilities, and licensing.
    • All work facilities are closed from noon today until 
    • All restaurants are closed but can continue drive-through, delivery and carryout.
    • Car licensing deadlines suspended
    • Other licensing deadlines suspended
  • City of Indianola Facilities are Closed to walk-in traffic, but are available by phone:
    • City Hall – 961-9410
    • Community Development – 961-9430
    • Library – 961-9418...
    • Activity Center – 961-9420
  • Helping Hand announced they continue to serve our local residents by implementing the following;
    • Updated Information as of March 17, 2020
      - Shopping for clothing, furniture and household items is closed
      - Those with Emergency needs can call 515-418-1909
      - Food Pantry will be Curbside Drive Through Only
      - They are open the next 2 Wednesdays, March 18 and 25 from 6:00 pm-7:30pm
      -They are open Tuesday’s 12:30 pm -2:30 pm
      - They are open Thursday and Saturday 9:00 am -11:00 am
      - There are no referral or income guidelines WC ID or documentation of a WC address
      - A WC ID or WC address is required Volunteer will greet driver in their car- a little paperwork is required of new to pantry, mainly data collection
      - Volunteer will greet driver in their car - complete paperwork if client is new to the pantry, will gather groceries from inside pantry, and deliver and load groceries into client’s.
      - More details can be found on Helping Hand of Warren County Face Book page; monetary donations can also be directed towards their donation page
  • Indianola Community School District is closed until April 13, 2020.  The daycare is still open at this time.
  • Simpson College transitions to online classes for the rest of the semester.  They are evaluating May term classes and will announce plans in the very near future.
  • Warren County administrative offices are closed until March 31, 2020, but will serve customers online and on the phone.
    • Congregate meal sites are closed.  Those receiving congregate meals will receive home delivery.