Pandemic related changes due to COVID-19

Fitness centers at Alta and Aurelia closed March 20 until further notice.
There will be no services at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Rembrandt, Trinity Lutheran in Linn Grove and Immanuel Lutheran north of Alta until further notice.
St. John Lutheran Church of Alta (Hanover) is suspending and postponing all mass gatherings (including religious gatherings and events) of more than 10 people, effective immediately, until March 31.
Nuvera is closed to walk-ins until further notice due to COVID-19. This proactive measure is being taken to help protect Nuvera’s employees and customers.
Nuvera’s 24/seven emergency support is available by calling 844-354-4111 or use the chat option at
The Cherokee County office of Iowa State Extension and Outreach is closed to the public until further notice; however, staff will still be working remotely to serve the area.
All programming has been cancelled or postponed through April 4. To contact staff, call the office at 712-225-6196 or email the staff member you need directly. Staff email addresses can be located at:
The Iowa Department of Transportation seeks to combat the spread of the virus by taking the following immediate actions (all remain in effect until the disaster declaration ends): driver’s license holders: if you have a driver’s license that has an expiration date of Jan. 16 or later, you do not have to renew your license at this time.
If your vehicle registration expired Jan. 17 or later, it will be considered valid until the declared disaster ends.
If you are purchasing or transferring a vehicle, you will not be required to obtain a title and registration within 30 days.
If you purchase a vehicle from a dealer, you will not be required to obtain license plates within 45 days.
On non-interstate roads only, trucks hauling food, medical supplies, cleaning products or other household goods may exceed the weights listed in Iowa Code by 12.5 percent, so long as they don’t exceed 20,000 pound on an individual axle and their total weight does not exceed 90,000 pounds. Trucks are still required to obey posted bridge restrictions.
Driver’s license and ID business at Iowa DOT-operated service centers are being conducted by appointment online or by calling 515-244-8725.