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State of Iowa

On Wednesday, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced that she is making adjustments to her emergency disaster proclamation which will go into effect on Thursday, December 17 at 12:01 a.m. 

On Wednesday, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds held a press conference where she announced adjustments to her current emergency disaster proclamation.

The adjustments reduce the restrictions on business and allow a few more people at youth and adult sporting events. Reynolds cites the decrease in COVID-19 cases in Iowa, and COVID-19 vaccines arriving in Iowa as part of the decision for the adjustments.

Here are the adjustments she is making to her current proclamation:

  • Bars and restaurants may resume their normal operating hours
    • Patrons must be seated when eating or drinking
    • Patrons limited to eight people per group or household
    • Patrons must maintain six feet of social distancing from other groups
    • Masks are required when patrons are not seated
  • Spectators at high school, youth, or adult sporting, recreation or extracurricular events are slightly expanded
    • Only members of a participant’s household can now attend those events
  • Gathering limitations will be lifted
    • Six feet of social distancing between individuals or groups must be maintained

The mask mandate that Gov. Reynolds implemented on November 16 continues to remain in effect

This current disaster emergency proclamation will remain in effect through January 8, 2021.

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