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With the onset of COVID-19, many local businesses have altered hours and service to customers. The Johnston Chamber of Commerce is providing updates to their website daily with business tools and information on the following to help support local businesses during this pandemic. Visit johnstonchamber.com/1306-2/ for more details on the resources and tools they are offering on the following:
MEAL SITESJohnston Community School District: Three grab-and-go meal sites have been set up and will start Monday, March 23 and go through Friday, April 10, from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. at the following locations:
JOHNSTON PARTNERSHIP FOOD PANTRYThe Johnston Partnership Food Pantry has moved to a drive-through method of distribution. The partnership encourages orders to be placed via phone or email. Visit www.johnstonpartnership.org/ for more information.CITY OFFICE CLOSURESThe City of Johnston offices, including Public Works, City Hall, Crown Point Community Center, and the Johnston Public Library, are closed through Sunday, April 12. While these facilities are closed to walk-in traffic, City services will continue to be provided by City departments with customer service needs being either handled online, via email or by phone. Visit www.cityofjohnston.com/JohnstonClosures for more information and resources.
GARBAGE AND RECYCLINGWaste Management maintains a standard collection schedule for trash and recycling, and they are not currently experiencing any collection interruptions. Effective immediately, the following changes are being implemented until further notice.
HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP-OFF IN BONDURANT AND GRIMES Due to the current public health recommendations, Metro Waste Authority is suspending hazardous waste drop-off in Bondurant and Grimes. These may include things such as batteries, solvents, paints, fertilizer, and light bulbs.To continue providing a safe, smart option for responsible hazardous waste disposal, Metro Waste Authority has expanded its house side collection program. If a resident chooses house-side collection of hazardous waste, the cost is $25 for two 12-gallon bins and one large bag. Container deliveries and pick-ups are scheduled as requested.For more information or to request, visit www.whereitshouldgo.com/HHWhouseside or call 515.244.0021.
CITY EVENT AND PROGRAM CANCELLATIONSThe City of Johnston wants to ensure the safety of our residents and City staff. As events are canceled or postponed due to COVID-19, they will be placed on this site – www.cityofjohnston.com/EventCancellations.
GROCERY STORE SPECIAL HOURSFarewayMonday through SaturdayRegular hours: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (healthy customers)Special hours: 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. (Customers 65+ and those weakened immune systems/serious illness and expectant mothers)
Hy-VeeOpen Monday through SundayRegular hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (healthy customers)Special hours: 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. (Customers 65+, those with weakened immune systems/serious illness and expectant mothers)
Grocery stores offering online ordering
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITSIf you are a worker who has been impacted by COVID-19 closures, you may be eligible for unemployment. If you have questions about your eligibility, call 866-239-0843 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can file for unemployment benefits online at bit.ly/33Aj2Dv.