Citing heightened testing capacity and moderation of COVID-19 cases in Iowa, Governor Kim Reynolds is lifting the 50 percent capacity restriction for businesses, effective 8 a.m. Friday, June 12, 2020. More: Some Test Iowa results “not received at all” The 6-foot social distancing requirement will remain in place for certain establishments, such as bars, restaurants […]
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Iowa bars ready to reopen
CEDAR RAPIDS — Rick Martin couldn’t celebrate his 75th birthday at his favorite hangout, but plans to make up for that when the Red Lion Lounge opens this Thursday, May 28. “I’m tickled to death,” said the Navy veteran, who served two tours in Vietnam. “We have a lot of good friends down here that […]
Governor Reynolds delays decision on reo...
Amidst the backdrop of another high death toll reported Tuesday, May 12, 2020, Governor Kim Reynolds announced she had delayed her decision on “reopening” businesses in Iowa. Reynolds had said Monday that her decision would be announced today, as many of the state’s mitigation measures expire this Friday, May 15, but said during today’s press […]
Majority of Iowa allowed to reopen after...
Restaurants and other businesses in 77 Iowa counties are allowed to reopen as of today, May 1, 2020, even as the state marked consecutive record high, single-day coronavirus death totals and confirmed cases. The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 14 deaths on Thursday, April 30, the highest single-day total so far, surpassing the previous […]