Located in northeast Iowa. Established in 1873 

COVID-19 Response (Coronavirus)

The City of Oelwein understands the importance of keeping everyone safe and ensuring a calculated response to the pandemic COVID-19. The City is following guidance from the county and state officials to ensure that all information is up to date and accurate. The City wants to ensure staff and community members are safe and essential services are provided. The City of Oelwein has made the following changes to procedures to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The Oelwein Public Library will close to the public March 16, 2020 at Noon until further notice.

The Williams Wellness Center will close to the public March 16, 2020 at Noon until further notice.

Oelwein City Hall will close to the public March 16, 2020 at Noon until further notice.

The City will provide updates to this situation as new information is provided. With cooperation from the public, and with everyone remaining calm, the city can and will work through this difficult time. Oelwein is a great community and has the right people in place to work through this situation.

This is new area for the city and will be changing quickly as updates are available.

The City strongly encourages residents to educate themselves and visit Center for Disease Control Website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

History of Oelwein

The town of Oelwein was laid out in a corn field purchased from G.A. Oelwein on the coming of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Minnesota Railroad (later called the Rock Island) in 1872. Some years later... Read More

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 (319) 283-5440
 (319) 283-4032
 20 2nd Ave. S.W.