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Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation easing some restrictions during Public Health Emergency

 


Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a new proclamation May 13 continuing the Public Health disaster Emergency but loosening some restrictions. Effective May 15 the proclamation permits salons, barbershops, and massage and tattoo establishments to reopen throughout Iowa in a limited fashion with appropriate public health measures in place. It also permits restaurants (but not bars), fitness centers, libraries, and race tracks to reopen in the 22 counties where they have remained closed.

The proclamation continues the other ongoing closures and public health measures, including the prohibition on social, community, recreational, leisure, and sporting gatherings and events of more than 10 people, until 11:59 p.m. on May 27, 2020. 

It also strongly encourages all vulnerable Iowans, including those with preexisting medical conditions and those older than 65, in all counties of the state to continue to limit their activities outside of their home, including their visits to businesses and other establishments and their participation in gatherings of any size and any purpose

The full proclamation is can be found at the Governor’s webb site governor.iowa.gov . 

 

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