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Senior citizen rates (65 years of age or older):
For the fiscal year from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016, the City's tax levy rate will remain at $15.67209. The tax rates for Muscatine County and the Muscatine Community School District are not yet available.
These engine companies are the same ones that respond to all fires in the City. We do not have enough bodies available to separate firefighting assignments from medical assignments. We do not have enough vehicles to divide them into firefighting vehicles and medical vehicles.
Despite simulated fires seen in the movies or on television, the reality is that firefighters enter smoke-filled structures virtually blind and highly vulnerable to high temperatures, which can soar past 1,000 degrees at the ceiling.
Even with all our protective gear on and our air packs, firefighters cannot survive long when exposed to such extreme temperatures. Therefore it is imperative that the worst of the smoke and heat be removed in order for firefighting operations to be done properly.
Depending on what insurance you have, we might be able to take your insurance information over the phone. We will bill your insurance company for you, but the bill still remains your responsibility until it is paid in full.
There is an expanding global outbreak of a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The disease the virus causes has been named COVID-19. While most COVID-19 cases are associated with travel to or from China, person-to-person spread is now being reported in other places, including Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. For the general public, who are unlikely to be exposed to the virus at this time, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is low.
Q: What is 2019 Novel Coronavirus?
A: 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The virus has now been detected in multiple locations internationally, including in the United States.
Q: How does the virus spread?
A: Many of the initial patients in the outbreak had a link to a large seafood and live animal market in Wuhan, China, suggesting animal-to-person spread. However, the virus is now being spread person-to-person. Most often, spread from person-to-person happens among close contacts (about 6 feet), mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza and other respiratory pathogens spread. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
Q: Is COVID-19 the same as other coronaviruses?
A: It is important to understand that there are seven different coronaviruses known to infect humans. Four of the seven coronaviruses are very common, cause milder symptoms (similar to the common cold), and most people will be infected with at least one of these in their lifetime. The other three of the seven coronaviruses are rare and can cause more severe illness; these include the COVID-19.
Q: What is the risk of the COVID-19 to Iowans? Are certain groups of people more likely to be infected with COVID-19 than others?
A: Currently, the risk for COVID-19 is associated with recent travel to China or Iran, not race or country of origin. Overall, the COVID-19 risk to Iowans remains low at this time.
Q: What can employers do to reduce the risk of spread of respiratory illness within the workplace?
A: CDC recommends the following as best practices for reducing the spread of illness in the workplace:
● Emphasize staying home when sick, respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene by all employees:
You may become a registered borrower with the Musser Public Library by visiting the library, at 408 East 2nd Street, and presenting appropriate identification with a current address. Visit the library's website for more details.
The library is located at 408 East 2nd Street in Muscatine, Iowa.
You may also use our online payment system. Online Payments
You may register for an activity by visiting the the Parks and Recreation Department office in City Hall at 215 Sycamore Street. To register online and view activity availability, visit the following website.
If you have a law enforcement question or wish to report an incident that isn't happening at the time, we ask that you use the non-emergency number of (563) 263-9922.
Please contact the Public Works Department at 263-8933 in March to find out if there will be a Spring Leaf Pickup and if there is a pickup, what days it will be.
To reach an operator from the dump site, use the phone located at the dump site to contact a plant operator. For more information call 563.263.2752.
Testing parameters are for carbonaceous biochemical oxygen demand (CBOD), total suspended solids (TSS) and E.Coli. All samples are required to be taken by a certified sampler. For information on certified samplers and testing requirements, contact the Muscatine County Environmental Health office at 563.263.0482.
For testing information contact Patti Fuller-Bloechl at 563.263.2752.